ESXi and vCenter Server 6.5 Documentation
  VMware vSphere ESXi and vCenter Server 6.5 Documentation
  vSphere Installation and Setup
    Updated Information
    Introduction to vSphere Installation and Setup
      Overview of the vSphere Installation and Setup Process
      vCenter Server Components and Services
      Overview of the vCenter Server Appliance
      vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller Deployment Types
      Understanding vSphere Domains, Domain Names, and Sites
      Deployment Topologies with External Platform Services Controller Instances and High Availability
      Enhanced Linked Mode Overview
      About ESXi Evaluation and Licensed Modes
    Installing and Setting Up ESXi
      ESXi Requirements
        ESXi Hardware Requirements
        Supported Remote Management Server Models and Firmware Versions
        Recommendations for Enhanced ESXi Performance
        Incoming and Outgoing Firewall Ports for ESXi Hosts
        Required Free Space for System Logging
        VMware Host Client System Requirements
      Preparing for Installing ESXi
        Download the ESXi Installer
        Options for Installing ESXi
          Interactive ESXi Installation
          Scripted ESXi Installation
          vSphere Auto Deploy ESXi Installation
        Media Options for Booting the ESXi Installer
          Download and Burn the ESXi Installer ISO Image to a CD or DVD
          Format a USB Flash Drive to Boot the ESXi Installation or Upgrade
          Create a USB Flash Drive to Store the ESXi Installation Script or Upgrade Script
          Create an Installer ISO Image with a Custom Installation or Upgrade Script
          PXE Booting the ESXi Installer
            Sample DHCP Configurations
            PXELINUX Configuration Files
            PXE Boot Background Information
          Installing and Booting ESXi with Software FCoE
        Using Remote Management Applications
        Customizing Installations with vSphere ESXi Image Builder
          Understanding vSphere ESXi Image Builder
            vSphere ESXi Image Builder Overview
            Software Depots and Their Components
            vSphere ESXi Image Builder Cmdlets Overview
            Image Profiles
            Acceptance Levels
            Structure of ImageProfile, SoftwarePackage, and ImageProfileDiff Objects
          vSphere ESXi Image Builder Installation and Usage
            Install vSphere ESXi Image Builder and Prerequisite Software
            Configure the vSphere ESXi Image Builder Service Startup Type
            Using vSphere ESXi Image Builder Cmdlets
          Using vSphere ESXi Image Builder with the vSphere Web Client
            Add a Software Depot
            Import a Software Depot
            Clone an Image Profile
            Create an Image Profile
            Edit an Image Profile
            Compare Image Profiles
            Move an Image Profile to a Different Software Depot
            Export an Image Profile to ISO or Offline Bundle ZIP
          Using vSphere ESXi Image Builder with PowerCLI Cmdlets
            Clone an Image Profile
            Add VIBs to an Image Profile
            Export an Image Profile to ISO or Offline Bundle ZIP
            Preserve Image Profiles Across Sessions
            Compare Image Profiles
            Compare VIBs
            Working with Acceptance Levels
              Change the Host Acceptance Level
              Set the Image Profile Acceptance Level
          vSphere ESXi Image Builder Workflows
            Examine Depot Contents
            Create Image Profiles by Cloning Workflow
            Create New Image Profiles Workflow
            Edit Image Profiles Workflow
        Required Information for ESXi Installation
      Installing ESXi
        Installing ESXi  Interactively
          Install ESXi Interactively
          Install ESXi on a Software iSCSI Disk
        Installing or Upgrading Hosts by Using a Script
          Approaches for Scripted Installation
          Enter Boot Options to Start an Installation or Upgrade Script
            Boot Options
          About Installation and Upgrade Scripts
            About the Default ks.cfg Installation Script
            Locations Supported for the Installation Script
            Path to the Installation or Upgrade Script
            Installation and Upgrade Script Commands
            Disk Device Names
            About the boot.cfg File
          Install or Upgrade ESXi from a CD or DVD by Using a Script
          Install or Upgrade ESXi from a USB Flash Drive by Using a Script
          Performing a Scripted Installation or Upgrade of ESXi by Using PXE to Boot the Installer
        PXE Booting the ESXi Installer
          Overview of the PXE Boot Installation Process
          PXE Boot the ESXi Installer Using TFTP
          PXE Boot the ESXi Installer Using a Web Server
        Installing ESXi Using vSphere Auto Deploy
          Understanding vSphere Auto Deploy
            Introduction to vSphere Auto Deploy
            Rules and Rule Sets
            vSphere Auto Deploy Boot Process
            Overview of the vSphere Auto Deploy Process by Using the vSphere Web Client
            Overview of the vSphere Auto Deploy Process by Using PowerCLI
          Preparing for vSphere Auto Deploy
            Prepare Your System for vSphere Auto Deploy
            Using vSphere Auto Deploy Cmdlets
            Set Up Bulk Licensing
          Managing vSphere Auto Deploy with PowerCLI Cmdlets
            vSphere Auto Deploy PowerCLI Cmdlet Overview
            Assign an Image Profile to Hosts
            Write a Rule and Assign a Host Profile to Hosts
            Write a Rule and Assign a Host to a Folder or Cluster
            Configure a Stateless System by Running a Custom Script
            Test and Repair Rule Compliance
            Register a Caching Proxy Server Address with vSphere Auto Deploy
          Managing vSphere Auto Deploy with the vSphere Web Client
            Create a Deploy Rule
              Start the New Deploy Rule Wizard
              Name the Rule and Define Matching Criteria in the New Deploy Rule Wizard
              Select an Image Profile in the New Deploy Rule Wizard
              Select a Host Profile in the New Deploy Rule Wizard
              Select Host Location in the New Deploy Rule Wizard
              View the Summary of the New Deploy Rule Wizard
            Clone a Deploy Rule
              Start the Clone Deploy Rule Wizard
              Name the Rule and Define Matching Criteria in the Clone Deploy Rule Wizard
              Select an Image Profile in the Clone Deploy Rule Wizard
              Select a Host Profile in the Clone Deploy Rule Wizard
              Select Host Location in the Clone Deploy Rule
              View the Summary of the Clone Deploy Rule Wizard
            Editing a Deploy Rule
              Edit the Name and Matching Hosts of a Rule
              Edit a Rule to Assign a Different Image Profile to Hosts
              Edit a Rule to Assign a Different Host Profile to Hosts
              Edit the Host Location of a Rule
            Activate, Deactivate, and Reorder Deploy Rules
            View Host Associations
            Edit the Image Profile Association of a Host
            Remediate a Non-compliant Host
            Add a Host to the vSphere Auto Deploy Inventory
              Start the Add to Inventory Wizard
              Select an Image Profile in the Add to Inventory Wizard
              Select a Host Profile in the Add to Inventory Wizard
              Select a Host Location in the Add to Inventory Wizard
              View the Summary of the Add to Inventory Wizard
          Provisioning ESXi Systems with vSphere Auto Deploy
            Provision a Host (First Boot)
            Reprovisioning Hosts
              Reprovision Hosts with Simple Reboot Operations
              Reprovision a Host with a New Image Profile by Using PowerCLI
              Reprovision a Host with a New Image Profile by Using the vSphere Web Client
              Update the Host Customization in the vSphere Web Client
          Using vSphere Auto Deploy for Stateless Caching and Stateful Installs
            Introduction to Stateless Caching and Stateful Installs
            Understanding Stateless Caching and Stateful Installs
            Configure a Host Profile to Use Stateless Caching
            Configure a Host Profile to Enable Stateful Installs
          Setting Up a vSphere Auto Deploy Reference Host
            Understanding Reference Host Setup
            Options for Configuration of a vSphere Auto Deploy Reference Host
            Configure ESXi Dump Collector with ESXCLI
            Configure ESXi Dump Collector from the Host Profiles Feature in the vSphere Web Client
            Configure Syslog from the Host Profiles Feature in the vSphere Web Client
            Enable NTP Client on a Reference Host in the vSphere Web Client
            Configure Networking for Your vSphere Auto Deploy Host in the vSphere Web Client
            Configure a Reference Host for Auto-Partitioning
          vSphere Auto Deploy Best Practices and Security Consideration
            vSphere Auto Deploy Best Practices
            Set Up Highly Available vSphere Auto Deploy Infrastructure
            vSphere Auto Deploy Security Considerations
            Using the Device Alias Configuration Host Profile
            Provision ESXi Host by Using an Image Profile Without VMware Tools
            Download vSphere Auto Deploy Logs
          Set Up vSphere Auto Deploy and Provision Hosts with vSphere PowerCLI
            vSphere Auto Deploy Preinstallation Checklist
            Install the TFTP Server
            Install PowerCLI
            Prepare the vSphere Auto Deploy Target Hosts
            Prepare the DHCP Server for vSphere Auto Deploy Provisioning
            Configure the vSphere Auto Deploy and TFTP Environment in the vSphere Web Client
            Prepare the ESXi Software Depot and Write a Rule
            Provision the First Host with vSphere Auto Deploy
            Extract and Configure a Host Profile from the Reference Host
            Create a Rule that Provisions Hosts from a Specific IP Range
            Provision Hosts and Set Up Host Customizations
      Setting Up ESXi
        ESXi Autoconfiguration
        About the Direct Console ESXi Interface
          Configure the Keyboard Layout for the Direct Console
          Create a Security Banner for the Direct Console
          Redirecting the Direct Console to a Serial Port
            Redirect the Direct Console to a Serial Port by Setting the Boot Options Manually
            Redirect the Direct Console to a Serial Port from the vSphere Web Client
            Redirect the Direct Console to a Serial Port in a Host Deployed with Auto Deploy
        Enable ESXi Shell and SSH Access with the Direct Console User Interface
        Managing ESXi  Remotely
        Set the Password for the Administrator Account
        Configuring the BIOS Boot Settings
          Change the BIOS Boot Setting for ESXi
          Configure the Boot Setting for Virtual Media
        Configuring Network Settings
          Network Access to Your ESXi  Host
          ESXi Networking Security Recommendations
          Choose Network Adapters for the Management Network
          Set the VLAN ID
          Configuring IP Settings for ESXi
             Configure IP Settings from the Direct Console
            Configure IP Settings from the vSphere Web Client
          Configuring DNS for ESXi
            Configure DNS Settings from the Direct Console
            Configure DNS Suffixes
          Configure the Network Settings on a Host That Is Not Attached to the Network
          Test the Management Network
          Restart the Management Agents
          Restart the Management Network
          Test Connectivity to Devices and Networks
          Restoring the Standard Switch
        Storage Behavior
          About the Scratch Partition
          Set the Scratch Partition from the vSphere Web Client
        Configuring System Logging
          Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
          Configure Log Filtering on ESXi Hosts
        Set the Host Image Profile Acceptance Level
        Remove All Custom Packages on ESXi
        Disable Support for Non-ASCII Characters in Virtual Machine File and Directory Names
        Reset the System Configuration
      After You Install and Set Up ESXi
        Managing the ESXi Host
        Licensing ESXi Hosts
          About ESXi Evaluation and Licensed Modes
          Recording the License Key of an ESXi Host
            View the License Keys of ESXi Hosts from the vSphere Web Client
            Access the ESXi License Key from the Direct Console
        View System Logs
    Deploying the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
      System Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Hardware Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Storage Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Software Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Required Ports for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller
        DNS Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        vSphere Web Client Software Requirements
      Preparing for Deployment of the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        System Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance Installer
        Download and Mount the vCenter Server Appliance Installer
        Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
      Prerequisites for Deploying the vCenter Server Appliance or Platform Services Controller Appliance
      GUI Deployment of the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Required Information for Deploying a vCenter Server Appliance or Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Deploy the vCenter Server Appliance with an Embedded Platform Services Controller by Using the GUI
          Stage 1 - Deploy the OVA File as a vCenter Server Appliance with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
          Stage 2 - Set up the Newly Deployed vCenter Server Appliance with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
        Deploy a Platform Services Controller Appliance by Using the GUI
          Stage 1 - Deploy the OVA File as a Platform Services Controller Appliance
          Stage 2 - Set up the Newly Deployed Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Deploy the vCenter Server Appliance with an External Platform Services Controller by Using the GUI
          Stage 1 - Deploy the OVA File as a vCenter Server Appliance With an External Platform Services Controller
          Stage 2 - Set up the Newly Deployed vCenter Server Appliance With an External Platform Services Controller
      CLI Deployment of the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Prepare Your JSON Configuration File for CLI Deployment
          JSON Templates for CLI Deployment of the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
          Deployment Configuration Parameters
        Deploy a vCenter Server Appliance or Platform Services Controller Appliance by Using the CLI
        Syntax of the CLI Deployment Command
    Installing vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
      vCenter Server for Windows Requirements
        Pre-Install Checks for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Hardware Requirements for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Storage Requirements for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Software Requirements for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Database Requirements for vCenter Server on Windows
        Required Ports for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller
        DNS Requirements for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        vSphere Web Client Software Requirements
      Preparing for Installing vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Download the vCenter Server Installer for Windows
        Preparing vCenter Server Databases for Install
          vCenter Server Database Configuration Notes
          Configure Microsoft SQL Server Databases
            Prepare the vCenter Server SQL Server Database
              Prepare the vCenter Server Database by Using the dbo Schema and the db_owner Database Role
              Prepare the vCenter Server Database by Creating Custom Database Schema and Roles
            Use a Script to Create Microsoft SQL Server Database Objects Manually
            Configure a SQL Server ODBC Connection
            Configure Microsoft SQL Server TCP/IP for JDBC
          Configure Oracle Databases
            Prepare the vCenter Server Oracle Database
            Use a Script to Create the Oracle Database Schema
            Create a Net Service Name
            Configure an Oracle ODBC Connection
          Database Permission Requirements for vCenter Server
          Verify That vCenter Server Can Communicate with the Local Database
          Maintaining a vCenter Server Database
        Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
        Using a User Account for Running vCenter Server
        Installing vCenter Server on IPv6 Machines
        Running the vCenter Server Installer from a Network Drive
      Required Information for Installing vCenter Server or Platform Services Controller on Windows
      Installing vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Install vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
        Install a Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Install vCenter Server with an External Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Installing vCenter Server in an Environment with Multiple NICs
    After You Install vCenter Server or Deploy the vCenter Server Appliance
      Log in to vCenter Server by Using the vSphere Web Client
      Install the VMware Enhanced Authentication Plug-in
      Collect vCenter Server Log Files
      Repoint vCenter Server to Another External Platform Services Controller
      Reconfigure a Standalone vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller to a vCenter Server with an External Platform Services Controller
    File-Based Backup and Restore of vCenter Server Appliance
      Considerations and Limitations for File-Based Backup and Restore
      Back up a vCenter Server Appliance by Using the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface
      Restore a vCenter Server Appliance from a File-Based Backup
        Stage 1 - Deploy a New Appliance
        Stage 2 - Transfer Data to the Newly Deployed Appliance
    Image-Based Backup and Restore of a vCenter Server Environment
      Considerations and Limitations for Image-Based Backup and Restore
      Use vSphere Data Protection to Back Up a vCenter Server Environment
        Deploy the vSphere Data Protection OVF Template
        Configure vSphere Data Protection
        Create a Backup Job in vSphere Data Protection
        (Optional) Start a Backup Job Manually
      Use vSphere Data Protection to Restore a vCenter Server Environment
        Restore a vCenter Server Instance with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
          Restore the Failed vCenter Server Virtual Machine to the Original Location
          Restore the Failed vCenter Server Virtual Machine to a New Location
          Restore the Failed vCenter Server Virtual Machine With the Direct-to-Host Emergency Restore Operation
        Restoring a vCenter Server Environment with a Single External Platform Services Controller
          Restore the Failed Platform Services Controller
            Restore the Failed Platform Services Controller Virtual Machine With the Direct-to-Host Emergency Restore Operation
            Run the vcenter-restore Script
          Restore Failed vCenter Server Instances
            Restore the Failed vCenter Server Virtual Machine to the Original Location
            Restore the Failed vCenter Server Virtual Machine to a New Location
            Restore the Failed vCenter Server Virtual Machine With the Direct-to-Host Emergency Restore Operation
        Restoring a vCenter Server Environment with Multiple Platform Services Controller Instances
          Restore a Single Failed Platform Services Controller
            Repoint vCenter Server to Another External Platform Services Controller
            Deploy a New Platform Services Controller
            Repoint Back the vCenter Server Instances to the Restored Platform Services Controller
          Restore All Failed Platform Services Controller Instances
            Restore the Most Recently Backed Up Platform Services Controller Virtual Machine With the Direct-to-Host Emergency Restore Operation
            Run the vcenter-restore Script
            Deploy Platform Services Controllers
            Repoint Back the Connections Between vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller Instances
          Restore a Failed vCenter Server Instance
            Restore the Failed vCenter Server Virtual Machine to the Original Location
            Restore the Failed vCenter Server Virtual Machine to a New Location
            Restore the Failed vCenter Server Virtual Machine With the Direct-to-Host Emergency Restore Operation
    Troubleshooting ESXi Booting
      Host Stops Unexpectedly at Bootup When Sharing a Boot Disk with Another Host
      Host Fails to Boot After You Install ESXi in UEFI Mode
    Troubleshooting vCenter Server Installation or Deployment
      Collecting Logs for Troubleshooting a vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade
        Collect Installation Logs by Using the Installation Wizard
        Retrieve Installation Logs Manually
        Collect Deployment Log Files for the vCenter Server Appliance
        Export a vCenter Server Support Bundle for Troubleshooting
      Attempt to Install a Platform Services Controller After a Prior Installation Failure
      Microsoft SQL Database Set to Unsupported Compatibility Mode Causes vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade to Fail
    Decommissioning ESXi and vCenter Server
      Decommission an ESXi Host
      Uninstall vCenter Server
  vSphere Upgrade
    Updated Information
    Introduction to vSphere Upgrade
      Overview of the vSphere Upgrade Process
        Overview of the vCenter Server Upgrade Process
        Overview of the ESXi Host Upgrade Process
        Upgrading Virtual Machines and VMware Tools
        vCenter Server Upgrade Compatibility
      vSphere 6.5 Component Behavior Changes that Affect Upgrade
        Upgrade or Migration Order and Mixed-Version Transitional Behavior for Multiple vCenter Server Instance Deployments
        Distributed vCenter Server 5.5 for Windows Services Relocation During Upgrade or Migration
        Differences between Upgrading and Migrating vCenter Server on Windows
        Upgrading or Migrating to vSphere License Service
        Differences Between vSphere Upgrades, Patches, Updates, and Migrations
      Deployment Topologies with External Platform Services Controller Instances and High Availability
      Moving from a Deprecated to a Supported vCenter Server Deployment Topology Before Upgrade or Migration
      Example Upgrade Paths for vCenter Server version 5.5 to version 6.5
      Example Upgrade Paths from vCenter Server version 6.0.x to version 6.5
      Example Migration Paths from vCenter Server for Windows to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5
    Upgrading the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
      About the Upgrade Process of the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
      System Requirements for the New vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Hardware Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Storage Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Software Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Required Ports for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller
        DNS Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        vSphere Web Client Software Requirements
      Preparing to Upgrade the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        System Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance Installer
        Download and Mount the vCenter Server Appliance Installer
        Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
        Prepare ESXi Hosts for vCenter Server Appliance Upgrade
          Host Upgrades and Certificates
          Change the Certificate Mode
        Determine the Oracle Database Size and the Storage Size for the New Appliance
        Download and Run VMware Migration Assistant on the Source Update Manager Machine
      Prerequisites for Upgrading the vCenter Server Appliance or Platform Services Controller Appliance
      GUI Upgrade of the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Required Information for Upgrading a vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 or 6.0 or Platform Services Controller Appliance 6.0
        Upgrade a vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 or 6.0 with an Embedded vCenter Single Sign-On or Platform Services Controller by Using the GUI
          Stage 1 - Deploy the OVA File of the New vCenter Server Appliance With an Embedded Platform Services Controller
          Stage 2 - Transfer the Data and Set up the Newly Deployed vCenter Server Appliance With an Embedded Platform Services Controller
        Upgrade a Platform Services Controller Appliance 6.0 by Using the GUI
          Stage 1 - Deploy the OVA File of the New Platform Services Controller Appliance
          Stage 2 - Transfer the Data and Set up the Newly Deployed Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Upgrade a vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 or 6.0 with an External vCenter Single Sign-On or Platform Services Controller Instance by Using the GUI
          Stage 1 - Deploy the OVA File of the New vCenter Server Appliance With an External Platform Services Controller
          Stage 2 - Transfer the Data and Set up the Newly Deployed vCenter Server Appliance With an External Platform Services Controller
      CLI Upgrade of the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Prepare Your JSON Configuration File for CLI Upgrade
          JSON Templates for CLI Upgrade of the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
          Upgrade Configuration Parameters
        Upgrade a vCenter Server Appliance or Platform Services Controller Appliance by Using the CLI
        Syntax of the CLI Upgrade Command
    Upgrading vCenter Server for Windows
      About the vCenter Server for Windows Upgrade Process
      vCenter Server for Windows Requirements
        Pre-Install Checks for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Hardware Requirements for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Storage Requirements for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Software Requirements for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Database Requirements for vCenter Server on Windows
        Required Ports for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller
        DNS Requirements for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        vSphere Web Client Software Requirements
      Before Upgrading vCenter Server
        Verify Basic Compatibility Before Upgrading vCenter Server
        Download the vCenter Server Installer for Windows
        Preparing a vCenter Server Database for Upgrade
          Prepare an Oracle Database for Upgrading vCenter Server
          Prepare Microsoft SQL Server Database Before Upgrading vCenter Server
          Use a Script to Create and Apply a Microsoft SQL Server Database Schema and Roles
          Prepare PostgreSQL Database Before Upgrading vCenter Server
          Database Permission Requirements for vCenter Server
          Verify That vCenter Server Can Communicate with the Local Database
        Preparing for Upgrading the Content Library
        Verify Network Prerequisites Before Upgrading
        Verify Load Balancer Before Upgrading vCenter Server
        Prepare ESXi Hosts for vCenter Server Upgrade
        Verify Preparations Are Complete for Upgrading vCenter Server
          Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
            Synchronize ESXi Clocks with a Network Time Server
          Downtime During the vCenter Server Upgrade
          Using a User Account for Running vCenter Server
      Required Information for Upgrading vCenter Server on Windows
      Upgrading vCenter Server 5.5 on Windows
        Upgrade a vCenter Server 5.5 Installation with an Embedded vCenter Single Sign-On
        Upgrade vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 on Windows
        Upgrade vCenter Server 5.5 on Windows
      Upgrading vCenter Server 6.0 on Windows
        Upgrade a vCenter Server 6.0 Installation with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
        Upgrade vCenter Platform Services Controller 6.0 on Windows
        Upgrade vCenter Server 6.0 on Windows
    Migrating vCenter Server for Windows to vCenter Server Appliance
      Overview of Migration from vCenter Server on Windows to an Appliance
        Migration of Update Manager from Windows to a vCenter Server Appliance 6.5
      System Requirements for Migrating vCenter Server Deployments to vCenter Server Appliance Deployments
      Pre-migration Checks
      Known Limitations
      Preparing for Migration
        Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
          Synchronize ESXi Clocks with a Network Time Server
        Preparing vCenter Server Databases for Migration
          Prepare an Oracle Database for Migration
          Prepare a Microsoft SQL Server Database for Migration
          Prepare PostgreSQL Database Before Migrating vCenter Server to an Appliance
        Preparing to Migrate the Content Library
        Prepare Managed ESXi Hosts for Migration
        Preparing vCenter Server Certificates for Migration
        System Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance Installer
        Determine the Oracle Database Size and the Storage Size for the New Appliance
        Determine the Microsoft SQL Server Database Size and the Storage Size for the New Appliance
        Download and Run VMware Migration Assistant on the Source Windows Machine
      Prerequisites for Migrating vCenter Server , vCenter Single Sign-On, and Platform Services Controller
      Required Information for Migrating vCenter Server from Windows to an Appliance
      GUI Migration of vCenter Server with an Embedded vCenter Single Sign-On or Platform Services Controller to an Appliance
        Deploy the OVA File for Migrating to the Target vCenter Server Appliance with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
        Set Up the Target vCenter Server Appliance with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
      GUI Migration of vCenter Server with an External vCenter Single Sign-On or Platform Services Controller to an Appliance
        Deploy the OVA File for Migrating to a Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Set Up the Target Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Deploy the OVA File for the Target vCenter Server Appliance with an External Platform Services Controller
        Set Up the Target vCenter Server Appliance
      CLI Migration of a vCenter Server Installation from Windows to an Appliance
        Prepare JSON Configuration Files for CLI Migration
        Migration Configuration Parameters
        Run a Pre-Check Before a CLI Migration to vCenter Server Appliance
        Perform a CLI Migration of vCenter Server from Windows to an Appliance
        Syntax of the CLI Migrate Command
    After Upgrading or Migrating vCenter Server
      Verify Your vCenter Server Appliance Upgrade or Migration Is Successful
      Log in to vCenter Server by Using the vSphere Web Client
      Install the VMware Enhanced Authentication Plug-in
      Collect vCenter Server Log Files
      Identity Sources for vCenter Server with vCenter Single Sign-On
      Reregister Solution in vCenter Server after Upgrade or Migration
      Roll Back a vCenter Server Appliance Upgrade or vCenter Server on Windows Migration
    Changing a vCenter Server Deployment Type After Upgrade or Migration
      Repoint vCenter Server to Another External Platform Services Controller
    Patching and Updating vCenter Server 6.5 Deployments
      Patching the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Patching the vCenter Server Appliance by Using the Appliance Management Interface
          Log In to the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface
          Configure the Repository for URL-Based Patching
          Check for and Install vCenter Server Appliance Patches
          Enable Automatic Checks for vCenter Server Appliance Patches
        Patching the vCenter Server Appliance by Using the Appliance Shell
          View a List of All Installed Patches in the vCenter Server Appliance
          Configure URL-Based Patching
          Stage Patches to the vCenter Server Appliance
          Install vCenter Server Appliance Patches
        Patch a vCenter High Availability Environment
      Update the Java Components and vCenter Server tc Server with VIMPatch
    Upgrading ESXi Hosts
      ESXi Requirements
        ESXi Hardware Requirements
        Supported Remote Management Server Models and Firmware Versions
        Recommendations for Enhanced ESXi Performance
        Incoming and Outgoing Firewall Ports for ESXi Hosts
        Required Free Space for System Logging
        VMware Host Client System Requirements
      Before Upgrading ESXi Hosts
        Upgrading Hosts That Have Third-Party Custom VIBs
        Media Options for Booting the ESXi Installer
          Download and Burn the ESXi Installer ISO Image to a CD or DVD
          Format a USB Flash Drive to Boot the ESXi Installation or Upgrade
          Create a USB Flash Drive to Store the ESXi Installation Script or Upgrade Script
          Create an Installer ISO Image with a Custom Installation or Upgrade Script
          PXE Booting the ESXi Installer
            Sample DHCP Configurations
            PXELINUX Configuration Files
            PXE Boot Background Information
          Installing and Booting ESXi with Software FCoE
        Using Remote Management Applications
        Download the ESXi Installer
      Upgrade Hosts Interactively
      Installing or Upgrading Hosts by Using a Script
        Enter Boot Options to Start an Installation or Upgrade Script
        Boot Options
        About Installation and Upgrade Scripts
          Locations Supported for Installation or Upgrade Scripts
          Path to the Installation or Upgrade Script
          Installation and Upgrade Script Commands
          Disk Device Names
          About the boot.cfg File
        Install or Upgrade ESXi from a CD or DVD by Using a Script
        Install or Upgrade ESXi from a USB Flash Drive by Using a Script
        Performing a Scripted Installation or Upgrade of ESXi by Using PXE to Boot the Installer
      PXE Booting the ESXi Installer
        Overview of the PXE Boot Installation Process
        PXE Boot the ESXi Installer Using TFTP
        PXE Boot the ESXi Installer Using a Web Server
      Upgrading Hosts by Using esxcli Commands
        VIBs, Image Profiles, and Software Depots
        Understanding Acceptance Levels for VIBS and Hosts
          Match a Host Acceptance Level with an Update Acceptance Level
        Determine Whether an Update Requires the Host to Be in Maintenance Mode or to Be Rebooted
        Place a Host in Maintenance Mode
        Update a Host with Individual VIBs
        Upgrade or Update a Host with Image Profiles
        Update ESXi Hosts by Using Zip Files
        Remove VIBs from a Host
        Adding Third-Party Extensions to Hosts with an esxcli Command
        Perform a Dry Run of an esxcli Installation or Upgrade
        Display the Installed VIBs and Profiles That Will Be Active After the Next Host Reboot
        Display the Image Profile and Acceptance Level of the Host
      After You Upgrade ESXi Hosts
        About ESXi Evaluation and Licensed Modes
        Applying Licenses After Upgrading to ESXi 6.5
        Run the Secure Boot Validation Script on an Upgraded ESXi Host
        Required Free Space for System Logging
        Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
    Using vSphere Auto Deploy to Reprovision Hosts
      Introduction to vSphere Auto Deploy
      Preparing for vSphere Auto Deploy
        Prepare Your System for vSphere Auto Deploy
        Using vSphere Auto Deploy Cmdlets
        Set Up Bulk Licensing
      Reprovisioning Hosts
        Reprovision Hosts with Simple Reboot Operations
        Reprovision a Host with a New Image Profile by Using PowerCLI
        Write a Rule and Assign a Host Profile to Hosts
        Test and Repair Rule Compliance
    Changing a vCenter Server Deployment Type After Upgrade or Migration
      Repoint vCenter Server to Another External Platform Services Controller
    Troubleshooting a vSphere Upgrade
      Collecting Logs for Troubleshooting a vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade
        Collect Installation Logs for vCenter Server Appliance
        Collect Installation Logs by Using the Installation Wizard
        Retrieve Installation Logs Manually
        Collect Database Upgrade Logs
      Errors and Warnings Returned by the Installation and Upgrade Precheck Script
      Restore vCenter Server 5.5 Services If Upgrade Fails
      Roll Back a vCenter Server Instance on Windows When vCenter Server Upgrade Fails
      VMware Component Manager Error During Startup After vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Upgrade
      Microsoft SQL Database Set to Unsupported Compatibility Mode Causes vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade to Fail
      Collect Logs to Troubleshoot ESXi Hosts
  vCenter Server and Host Management
    Updated Information
    vSphere Concepts and Features
      Virtualization Basics
      Physical Topology of vSphere Data Center
      vSphere Software Components
      Client Interfaces for vSphere
      vSphere Managed Inventory Objects
      Optional vCenter Server Components
      vCenter Server Plug-Ins
    Using the vSphere Web Client
      Log in to vCenter Server by Using the vSphere Web Client
      Log Out of vCenter Server Using the vSphere Web Client
      Use the vSphere Web Client Navigator
      Customize the User Interface
        Rearrange the Components of the User Interface
        Customize the User Interface by Using the Layout Settings Menu
        Disable the Customizable User Interface Feature
        Disable the Related Objects Tabs
        Revert Configure Tab to Manage Tab
      Install the VMware Enhanced Authentication Plug-in
      Pause and Resume a Task in Progress
      Refresh Data
      Searching the Inventory
        Perform a Quick Search
        Perform a Simple Search
        Perform an Advanced Search
        Save a Search
        Load a Saved Search
      Use Quick Filters
        Quick Filters Available for vSphere Objects
      View Recent Objects
      Configure the vSphere Web Client Timeout Value
      Remove Stored User Data
      Drag and Drop Objects
      Export Lists
      Attach File to Service Request
      Keyboard Shortcuts
        Inventory Keyboard Shortcuts
        Create a Scheduled Task with a Keyboard Shortcut
    Configuring Hosts and vCenter Server
      Host Configuration
        Configure the Boot Device on an ESXi Host
        Configure Agent VM Settings
        Set Advanced Host Attributes
      Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
        Edit Time Configuration for a Host
      Configuring vCenter Server
        Configure License Settings for vCenter Server
        Configuring Statistics Settings
          Configure Statistics Collection Intervals in the vSphere Web Client
          Estimate the Effect of Statistics Collection on the Database in the vSphere Web Client
          Data Collection Levels
        Configure Runtime Settings for vCenter Server
        Configure User Directory Settings
        Configure Mail Sender Settings
        Configure SNMP Settings
        View Port Settings
        Configure Timeout Settings
        Configure Logging Options
        Configure Database Settings
        Verifying SSL Certificates for Legacy Hosts
        Configure Advanced Settings
        Send a Message to Other Logged In Users
        Edit the Settings of Services
        Start, Stop, and Restart Services
        Configuring Services in the vSphere Web Client
          Auto Deploy Service
          Content Library Service
          Transfer Service Properties
          VMware Open Virtualization Format Service
          Image Builder Service
          VMware Performance Charts Service
          VMware vSphere Authentication Proxy
          VMware vSphere ESXi Dump Collector
          VMware vSphere Update Manager
          vAPI Endpoint
      Using Enhanced Linked Mode
      Configuring Communication Among ESXi , vCenter Server, and the vSphere Web Client
    Configuring Customer Experience Improvement Program
      Categories of Information That VMware Receives
      Join the Customer Experience Improvement Program in the vSphere Web Client
    Organizing Your Inventory
      Create Data Centers
      Add a Host
      Create Clusters
      Create a Folder
    Tagging Objects
      Migrate Custom Attributes to Tags
      Create a Tag Category
      Delete a Tag Category
      Edit a Tag Category
      Create a Tag
      Assign a Tag to an Object
      Remove a Tag from an Object
      Delete a Tag
      Edit a Tag
      Add Permissions for Tags and Tag Categories
      Tagging Best Practices
      Custom Attributes in the vSphere Web Client
        Add Custom Attributes in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit a Custom Attribute in the vSphere Web Client
    License Management and Reporting
      Licensing Terminology and Definitions
      The License Service in vSphere 6.5
      Licensing for Environments with vCenter Server Systems 6.0 and later, and 5.5
      Licensing for Products in vSphere
        Licensing for ESXi Hosts
        Licensing for vCenter Server
        Licensing for Clusters with Enabled Virtual SAN
      Suite Licensing
        Licensing for VMware vCloud Suite
        Licensing for vSphere with Operations Management
      Managing Licenses
        Create New Licenses
        Configuring License Settings for Assets in the vSphere Web Client
          Assign a License to an Asset in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure License Settings for an ESXi Host
          Configure License Settings for vCenter Server
          Configure License Settings for a Virtual SAN Cluster
        Set Assets to Evaluation Mode
        Rename a License
        Remove Licenses
      Viewing Licensing Information
        View Licensing Information About the vSphere Environment
        View Available Licenses and Features About a Product
        View the Features that an Asset Uses
        View the License Key of the License
        View the Licensed Features for an Asset
      Generating Reports for License Usage in the vSphere Web Client
        View the License Usage for Multiple Products
        View License Usage Details for a Single Product
        Export a License Usage Report
      Importing License Keys Data from My VMware
        Import License Keys Data
          Learn How to Generate a CSV File
          Upload an Import File
          Preview the Results of the Imported CSV File Analysis
          Add License Keys to Your vCenter License Inventory
          Complete the License Key Import Process
        Using CSV files
        Using Generated Recommendation Reports
          Remove License Keys That Have Been Combined, Divided, Upgraded, or Downgraded
          Upgrade License Keys in Your vCenter License Inventory
    Working with Tasks
      Managing Tasks
        View Tasks
      Schedule Tasks
        Create a Scheduled Task
        Change or Reschedule a Task
        Remove a Scheduled Task
    Starting and Stopping the vSphere Components
      Start an ESXi Host
      Reboot or Shut Down an ESXi Host
      Starting vCenter Server
        Verify That vCenter Server Is Running
        Restart the vCenter Server System
        Stop the vCenter Server System
    Managing Hosts in vCenter Server
      Disconnecting and Reconnecting a Host
        Disconnect a Managed Host
        Reconnect a Managed Host
        Reconnecting Hosts After Changes to the vCenter Server SSL Certificate
      Remove a Host from a Cluster
      Understanding Managed Host Removal
      Remove a Managed Host from vCenter Server
    Migrating Virtual Machines
      Cold Migration
      Migration with vMotion
        Host Configuration for vMotion
          vMotion Shared Storage Requirements
          vSphere vMotion Networking Requirements
          Networking Best Practices for vSphere vMotion
        Encrypted vSphere vMotion
          Enable or Disable Encrypted vMotion
        Virtual Machine Conditions and Limitations for vMotion
          Swap File Location Compatibility
        Migration with vMotion in Environments Without Shared Storage
          Requirements and Limitations for vMotion Without Shared Storage
        Migration Between vCenter Server Systems
          Requirements for Migration Between vCenter Server Instances
          Network Compatibility Checks During vMotion Between vCenter Server Instances
          MAC Address Management During Migration Between vCenter Server Systems
      Migration with Storage vMotion
        Storage vMotion Requirements and Limitations
      CPU Compatibility and EVC
        CPU Compatibility Scenarios
        CPU Families and Feature Sets
        About Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
        EVC Requirements for Hosts
        Create an EVC Cluster
        Enable EVC on an Existing Cluster
        Change the EVC Mode for a Cluster
        Determine EVC Modes for Virtual Machines
        Determine the EVC Mode that a Host Supports
        Prepare Clusters for AMD Processors Without 3DNow!
        CPU Compatibility Masks
        View CPUID Details for an EVC Cluster
      Migrate a Powered-Off or Suspended Virtual Machine
      Migrate a Virtual Machine to a New Compute Resource
      Migrate a Virtual Machine to a New Compute Resource and Storage
      Migrate a Virtual Machine to New Storage
      Place vMotion Traffic on the vMotion TCP/IP Stack of an ESXi Host
      Place Traffic for Cold Migration on the Provisioning TCP/IP Stack
      Limits on Simultaneous Migrations
      About Migration Compatibility Checks
    Automating Management Tasks by Using vRealize Orchestrator
      Concepts of Workflows
      Performing Administration Tasks on the vSphere Objects
      Configure the Default vRealize Orchestrator
      Managing Associations of Workflows with vSphere Inventory Objects
        Associate Workflows with vSphere Inventory Object Types
        Edit the Associations of Workflows with vSphere Objects
        Export the Associations of Workflows with vSphere Objects
        Import the Association of Workflows with vSphere Objects
      Working with Workflows
        Run Workflows on vSphere Inventory Objects
        View Information About Workflow Runs
        View Information About the Runs of a Specific Workflow
        View Workflows that Are Waiting for User Interaction
        Searching for Workflows
          Browse the Inventory of the Orchestrator Server
          Find a Workflow
        Scheduling Workflows
          Schedule a Workflow
          Edit the Schedule of a Workflow
          Run a Scheduled Workflow
          Suspend a Scheduled Task
          Resume a Suspended Scheduled Task
      Workflows for Managing Inventory Objects
        Cluster and Compute Resource Workflows
        Guest Operation Files Workflows
        Guest Operation Processes Workflows
        Custom Attributes Workflows
        Data Center Workflows
        Datastore and Files Workflows
        Data Center Folder Management Workflows
        Host Folder Management Workflows
        Virtual Machine Folder Management Workflows
        Basic Host Management Workflows
        Host Power Management Workflows
        Host Registration Management Workflows
        Networking Workflows
        Distributed Virtual Port Group Workflows
        Distributed Virtual Switch Workflows
        Standard Virtual Switch Workflows
        Resource Pool Workflows
        Storage Workflows
        Storage DRS Workflows
        Basic Virtual Machine Management Workflows
        Clone Workflows
        Linked Clone Workflows
        Linux Customization Clone Workflows
        Tools Clone Workflows
        Windows Customization Clone Workflows
        Device Management Workflows
        Move and Migrate Workflows
        Other Workflows
        Power Management Workflows
        Snapshot Workflows
        VMware Tools Workflows
    About Headless Systems
      Detecting a Headless System
      About Serial Mode Dynamic Switching
        ESXi Serial Port Modes
        Dynamic Switching Keystrokes
        Serial Port Dynamic Switching using the CLI
        Controlling the Serial DCUI
  vCenter Server Appliance Configuration
    Updated Information
    vCenter Server Appliance Overview
    Using the Appliance Management Interface to Configure the vCenter Server Appliance
      Log In to the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface
      View the vCenter Server Appliance Health Status
      Reboot or Shut Down the vCenter Server Appliance
      Export a Support Bundle
      Enable or Disable SSH and Bash Shell Access
      Configure the DNS, IP Address, and Proxy Settings
      Configure the System Time Zone and Time Synchronization Settings
      Change the Password and Password Expiration Settings of the Root User
      Redirect vCenter Server Appliance Log Files to Another Machine
      Monitor Network Utilization
      Monitor CPU and Memory Utilization
      Monitor Database Utilization
    Using the vSphere Web Client to Configure the vCenter Server Appliance
      Join the vCenter Server Appliance to an Active Directory Domain
      Leave an Active Directory Domain
      Add a User to the SystemConfiguration.BashShellAdministrators Group
      Edit Access Settings to the vCenter Server Appliance
      Edit the DNS and IP Address Settings of the vCenter Server Appliance
      Edit the Firewall Settings of the vCenter Server Appliance
      Edit the Startup Settings of a Service
      Start, Stop, or Restart Services in the vCenter Server Appliance
      View the Health Status of Services and Nodes
      Edit the Settings of Services
      Export a Support Bundle
    Using the Appliance Shell to Configure the vCenter Server Appliance
      Access the Appliance Shell
      Enable and Access the Bash Shell from the Appliance Shell
      Keyboard Shortcuts for Editing Commands
      Get Help About the Plug-Ins and API Commands in the Appliance
      Plug-Ins in the vCenter Server Appliance Shell
      API Commands in the vCenter Server Appliance Shell
      Browse the Log Files by Using the showlog Plug-In
      Configuring SNMP for the vCenter Server Appliance
        Configure the SNMP Agent for Polling
        Configure the vCenter Server Appliance for SNMP v1 and v2c
          Configure SNMP Communities
          Configure the SNMP Agent to Send v1 or v2c Notifications
        Configure vCenter Server Appliance for SNMP v3
          Configure the SNMP Engine ID
          Configure SNMP Authentication and Privacy Protocols
          Configure SNMP Users
          Configure SNMP v3 Targets
        Configure the SNMP Agent to Filter Notifications
        Configure SNMP Management Client Software
        Reset SNMP Settings to Factory Defaults
      Configuring Time Synchronization Settings in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Use VMware Tools Time Synchronization
        Add or Replace NTP Servers in the vCenter Server Appliance Configuration
        Synchronize the Time in the vCenter Server Appliance with an NTP Server
      Managing Local User Accounts in the vCenter Server Appliance
        User Roles in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Get a List of the Local User Accounts in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Create a Local User Account in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Update the Password of a Local User in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Update a Local User Account in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Delete a Local User Account in the vCenter Server Appliance
      Monitor Health Status and Statistics in the vCenter Server Appliance
      Using the vimtop Plug-In to Monitor the Resource Usage of Services
        Monitor Services by Using vimtop in Interactive Mode
        Interactive Mode Command-Line Options
        Interactive Mode Single-Key Commands for vimtop
    Using the Direct Console User Interface to Configure the vCenter Server Appliance
      Log In to the Direct Console User Interface
      Change the Password of the Root User
      Configure the Management Network of the vCenter Server Appliance
      Restart the Management Network of the vCenter Server Appliance
      Enable Access to the Appliance Bash shell
      Access the Appliance Bash Shell for Troubleshooting
      Export a vCenter Server Support Bundle for Troubleshooting
  Platform Services Controller Administration
    Updated Information
    Getting Started with Platform Services Controller
      vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller Deployment Types
      Deployment Topologies with External Platform Services Controller Instances and High Availability
      Understanding vSphere Domains, Domain Names, and Sites
      Platform Services Controller Capabilities
      Managing Platform Services Controller Services
        Platform Services Controller Services
        Access the Platform Services Controller Web Interface
        Manage Platform Services Controller Services From the vSphere Web Client
        Use Scripts to Manage Platform Services Controller Services
      Managing the Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Manage the Appliance with the Platform Services Controller Virtual Appliance Management Interface
        Manage the Appliance from the Appliance Shell
        Add a Platform Services Controller Appliance to an Active Directory Domain
    vSphere Authentication With vCenter Single Sign-On
      Understanding vCenter Single Sign-On
        How vCenter Single Sign-On Protects Your Environment
        vCenter Single Sign-On Components
        How vCenter Single Sign-On Affects Installation
        Using vCenter Single Sign-On with vSphere
        Groups in the vCenter Single Sign-On Domain
      Configuring vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Sources
        Identity Sources for vCenter Server with vCenter Single Sign-On
        Set the Default Domain for vCenter Single Sign-On
        Add a vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Source
          Active Directory Identity Source Settings
          Active Directory LDAP Server and OpenLDAP Server Identity Source Settings
        Edit a vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Source
        Remove a vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Source
        Use vCenter Single Sign-On With Windows Session Authentication
      vCenter Server Two-Factor Authentication
        Smart Card Authentication Login
        Configuring and Using Smart Card Authentication
          Configure the Reverse Proxy to Request Client Certificates
          Use the Command Line to Manage Smart Card Authentication
          Use the Platform Services Controller Web Interface to Manage Smart Card Authentication
          Set Revocation Policies for Smart Card Authentication
        Set Up RSA SecurID Authentication
        Manage the Login Banner
      Using vCenter Single Sign-On as the Identity Provider for Another Service Provider
        Join a SAML Service Provider to the Identity Federation
      Security Token Service STS
        Refresh the Security Token Service Certificate
        Generate a New STS Signing Certificate on the Appliance
        Generate a New STS Signing Certificate on a vCenter Windows Installation
        Determine the Expiration Date of an LDAPS SSL Certificate
      Managing vCenter Single Sign-On Policies
        Edit the vCenter Single Sign-On Password Policy
        Edit the vCenter Single Sign-On Lockout Policy
        Edit the vCenter Single Sign-On Token Policy
      Managing vCenter Single Sign-On Users and Groups
        Add vCenter Single Sign-On Users
        Disable and Enable vCenter Single Sign-On Users
        Delete a vCenter Single Sign-On User
        Edit a vCenter Single Sign-On User
        Add a vCenter Single Sign-On Group
        Add Members to a vCenter Single Sign-On Group
        Remove Members From a vCenter Single Sign-On Group
        Delete vCenter Single Sign-On Solution Users
        Change Your vCenter Single Sign-On Password
      vCenter Single Sign-On Security Best Practices
    vSphere Security Certificates
      Certificate Requirements for Different Solution Paths
      Certificate Management Overview
        Certificate Replacement Overview
        Where vSphere Uses Certificates
          Custom Certificate Requirements
        VMCA and VMware Core Identity Services
        VMware Endpoint Certificate Store Overview
        Managing Certificate Revocation
        Certificate Replacement in Large Deployments
      Managing Certificates with the Platform Services Controller Web Interface
        Explore Certificate Stores from the Platform Services Controller Web Interface
        Replace Certificates with New VMCA-Signed Certificates from the Platform Services Controller Web Interface
        Make VMCA an Intermediate Certificate Authority from the Platform Services Controller Web Interface
        Set up Your System to Use Custom Certificates from the Platform Services Controller
          Generate Certificate Signing Requests with vSphere Certificate Manager (Custom Certificates)
          Add a Trusted Root Certificate to the Certificate Store
          Add Custom Certificates from the Platform Services Controller
      Managing Certificates from the vSphere Web Client
        View vCenter Certificates with the vSphere Web Client
        Set the Threshold for vCenter Certificate Expiration Warnings
      Managing Certificates with the vSphere Certificate Manager Utility
        Certificate Manager Options and the Workflows in This Document
        Regenerate a New VMCA Root Certificate and Replace All Certificates
        Make VMCA an Intermediate Certificate Authority (Certificate Manager)
          Generate CSR with vSphere Certificate Manager and Prepare Root Certificate (Intermediate CA)
          Replace VMCA Root Certificate with Custom Signing Certificate and Replace All Certificates
          Replace Machine SSL Certificate with VMCA Certificate (Intermediate CA)
          Replace Solution User Certificates with VMCA Certificates (Intermediate CA)
        Replace All Certificates with Custom Certificate (Certificate Manager)
          Generate Certificate Signing Requests with vSphere Certificate Manager (Custom Certificates)
          Replace Machine SSL Certificate with Custom Certificate
          Replace Solution User Certificates with Custom Certificates
        Revert Last Performed Operation by Republishing Old Certificates
        Reset All Certificates
      Manual Certificate Replacement
        Understanding Starting and Stopping of Services
        Replace Existing VMCA-Signed Certificates With New VMCA-Signed Certificates
          Generate a New VMCA-Signed Root Certificate
          Replace Machine SSL Certificates with VMCA-Signed Certificates
          Replace Solution User Certificates With New VMCA-Signed Certificates
          Replace the VMware Directory Service Certificate in Mixed Mode Environments
        Use VMCA as an Intermediate Certificate Authority
          Replace the Root Certificate (Intermediate CA)
          Replace Machine SSL Certificates (Intermediate CA)
          Replace Solution User Certificates (Intermediate CA)
          Replace the VMware Directory Service Certificate in Mixed Mode Environments
        Use Custom Certificates With vSphere
          Request Certificates and Import a Custom Root Certificate
          Replace Machine SSL Certificates With Custom Certificates
          Replace Solution User Certificates With Custom Certificates
          Replace the VMware Directory Service Certificate in Mixed Mode Environments
    Managing Services and Certificates With CLI Commands
      Required Privileges for Running CLIs
      Changing the certool Configuration Options
      certool Initialization Commands Reference
      certool Management Commands Reference
      vecs-cli Command Reference
      dir-cli Command Reference
    Troubleshooting Platform Services Controller
      Determining the Cause of a Lookup Service Error
      Unable to Log In Using Active Directory Domain Authentication
      vCenter Server Login Fails Because the User Account Is Locked
      VMware Directory Service Replication Can Take a Long Time
      Export a Platform Services Controller Support Bundle
      Platform Services Controller Service Logs Reference
  vSphere Virtual Machine Administration
    Updated Information
    Introduction to VMware vSphere Virtual Machines
      What Is a Virtual Machine?
      Virtual Machines and the Virtual Infrastructure
      Virtual Machine Lifecycle
      Virtual Machine Components
      Virtual Machine Hardware Available to vSphere Virtual Machines
      Virtual Machine Options and Resources
      vSphere Web Client
      vSphere Client
      Where to Go From Here
    Deploying Virtual Machines
      About Provisioning Virtual Machines
      Create a Virtual Machine Without a Template or Clone
        Start the New Virtual Machine Creation Process
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource
        Select a Datastore
        Select the Virtual Machine Compatibility
        Select a Guest Operating System
        Customize Virtual Machine Hardware
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
        Installing a Guest Operating System
          Using PXE with Virtual Machines
          Install a Guest Operating System from Media
          Upload ISO Image Installation Media for a Guest Operating System
      Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template
        Start the Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template Task
        Select a Template
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource
        Select a Datastore
        Select Clone Options
        Customize the Guest Operating System
        Enter Additional Customization Parameters for the Guest Operating System
        Customize Virtual Machine Hardware
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
      Clone a Virtual Machine
        Start the Clone an Existing Virtual Machine Task
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource
        Select a Datastore
        Select Clone Options
        Customize the Guest Operating System
        Enter Additional Customization Parameters for the Guest Operating System
        Customize Virtual Machine Hardware
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
      Clone a Virtual Machine to a Template in the vSphere Web Client
        Start the Clone a Virtual Machine to a Template Task
        Select a Virtual Machine to Clone to a Template
        Select a Name and Location for the Template
        Select a Resource for a Virtual Machine Template
        Select a Datastore for the Virtual Machine Template
        Finish Virtual Machine Template Creation
      Clone a Template to a Template in the vSphere Web Client
        Start the Clone a Template to a Template Task
        Select a Template to Clone in the vSphere Web Client
        Select a Name and Location for the Template
        Select a Resource for a Virtual Machine Template
        Select a Datastore for the Virtual Machine Template
        Finish Virtual Machine Template Creation
      Convert a Template to a Virtual Machine
        Start the Convert a Template to a Virtual Machine Task
        Select a Template from Which to Deploy the Virtual Machine
        Select a Resource
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
      Customizing Guest Operating Systems
        Guest Operating System Customization Requirements
        Create a vCenter Server Application to Generate Computer Names and IP Addresses
        Customize Windows During Cloning or Deployment
        Customize Linux During Cloning or Deployment
        Apply a Customization Specification to a Virtual Machine
        Creating and Managing Customization Specifications
          Create a Customization Specification for Linux
          Create a Customization Specification for Windows
          Create a Customization Specification for Windows Using a Custom Sysprep Answer File in the vSphere Web Client
          Edit a Customization Specification
          Remove a Customization Specification in the vSphere Web Client
          Copy a Customization Specification in the vSphere Web Client
          Export a Customization Specification in the vSphere Web Client
          Import a Customization Specification
    Deploying OVF and OVA Templates
      OVF and OVA File Formats and Templates
      Deploy an OVF or OVA Template in the vSphere Web Client
        Select the OVF or OVA Source Location
        Select OVF or OVA Name and Location
        Select a Resource for the OVF or OVA Template
        Review the OVF or OVA Details
        Accept the OVF or OVA License Agreements
        Select OVF or OVA Deployment Configuration
        Select Storage for OVF or OVA Template
        Configure Networks for OVF or OVA Template
        Customize the OVF or OVA Template
        vService Bindings
      Browse VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace
      Export an OVF Template
    Using Content Libraries
      Create a Library
      Synchronize a Subscribed Library
      Edit the Settings of a Local Library
      Edit the Settings of a Subscribed Library
      Delete a Content Library
      Hierarchical Inheritance of Permissions for Content Libraries
      Sample User Role for Working with Content Libraries
      Populating Libraries with Content
        Importing Items to a Content Library
          Import Items to a Library from a URL
          Import Items to a Library from a Local File on Your System
        Clone a vApp to a Template in Content Library
        Clone a Virtual Machine or a VM Template to a Template in a Content Library
        Clone Library Items from One Library to Another Library
      Working with Items in a Library
        VM Templates and vApp Templates in Content Libraries
        Synchronize a Library Item in a Subscribed Library
        Export Item from a Content Library to Your Local Computer
        Update a Content Library Item
        Delete the Contents of a Library Item
        Delete Library Item
      Creating Virtual Machines and vApps from Templates in a Content Library
        Deploy Virtual Machine on a Host or a Cluster from a VM Template in the Content Library
        Create New vApp on a Host or a Cluster from a Template in a Content Library
    Configuring Virtual Machine Hardware
      Virtual Machine Compatibility
        Set the Default Compatibility for Virtual Machine Creation
        Schedule a Compatibility Upgrade for a Single Virtual Machine
        Determine the Default Virtual Machine Compatibility Setting in the vSphere Web Client
        Hardware Features Available with Virtual Machine Compatibility Settings
      Virtual CPU Configuration
        Virtual CPU Limitations
        Configuring Multicore Virtual CPUs
        Change CPU Hot Plug Settings
        Change the Number of Virtual CPUs
        Allocate CPU Resources
        Configure Processor Scheduling Affinity
        Change CPU Identification Mask Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Expose VMware Hardware Assisted Virtualization
        Enable Virtual CPU Performance Counters
        Change CPU/MMU Virtualization Settings
      Virtual Memory Configuration
        Change the Memory Configuration
        Allocate Memory Resources
        Change Memory Hot Add Settings
      Network Virtual Machine Configuration
        Network Adapter Types
        Network Adapters and Legacy Virtual Machines
        Change the Virtual Machine Network Adapter Configuration
        Add a Network Adapter to a Virtual Machine
      Parallel and Serial Port Configuration
        Using Serial Ports with vSphere Virtual Machines
        Adding a Firewall Rule Set for Serial Port Network Connections
        Configure Virtual Machine Communication Interface Firewall
        Change the Serial Port Configuration
        Authentication Parameters for Virtual Serial Port Network Connections
        Add a Serial Port to a Virtual Machine
        Change the Parallel Port Configuration
        Add a Parallel Port to a Virtual Machine
      Virtual Disk Configuration
        About Virtual Disk Provisioning Policies
        Large Capacity Virtual Disk Conditions and Limitations
        Change the Virtual Disk Configuration
        Add a Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
          Add a New Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
          Add an Existing Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
          Add an RDM Disk to a Virtual Machine
        Use Disk Shares to Prioritize Virtual Machines
        Configure Flash Read Cache for a Virtual Machine
        Converting Virtual Disks from Thin to Thick
          Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
          Convert a Virtual Disk from Thin to Thick in the vSphere Web Client
      SCSI and SATA Storage Controller Conditions, Limitations, and Compatibility
        Add a SATA Controller
        Add a SCSI Controller in the vSphere Web Client
        Add an NVMe Controller
        Change the SCSI Bus Sharing Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the SCSI Controller Type in the vSphere Web Client
        About VMware Paravirtual SCSI Controllers
        Add a Paravirtualized SCSI Adapter in the vSphere Web Client
      Other Virtual Machine Device Configuration
        Change the CD/DVD Drive Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Datastore ISO File for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Content Library ISO File for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Host Device Type for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Client Device Type for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a CD or DVD Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Floppy Drive Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a Floppy Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the SCSI Device Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a SCSI Device to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a PCI Device in the vSphere Web Client
        Configuring 3D Graphics
          Configure 3D Graphics and Video Cards
        Add an NVIDIA GRID vGPU to a Virtual Machine
      Reduce Memory Overhead for Virtual machines with 3D graphics Option
      USB Configuration from an ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine
        USB Autoconnect Feature
        vSphere Features Available with USB Passthrough
        Configuring USB Devices for vMotion
        Avoiding Data Loss with USB Devices
        Connecting USB Devices to an ESXi Host
        Add USB Devices to an ESXi Host
        Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Add USB Devices from an ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine
        Remove USB Devices That Are Connected Through an ESXi Host
        Remove USB Devices from an ESXi Host
      USB Configuration from a Client Computer to a Virtual Machine
        Connecting USB Devices to a Client Computer
        Connect USB Devices to a Client Computer
        Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Add USB Devices from a Client Computer to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove USB Devices That Are Connected Through a Client Computer in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove a USB Controller from a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove USB Devices from a Client Computer
      Add a Shared Smart Card Reader to Virtual Machines
    Configuring Virtual Machine Options
      Virtual Machine Option Overview
      Change the Virtual Machine Name
      View the Virtual Machine Configuration and Working File Location
      Change the Configured Guest Operating System
      Configuring User Mappings on Guest Operating Systems
        View Existing SSO User Mappings
        Add SSO users to Guest Operating Systems
        Remove SSO Users from Guest Operating Systems
      Change the Virtual Machine Console Options for Remote Users
      Configure the Virtual Machine Power States
      Manage Power Management Settings for a Virtual Machine
      Enable or Disable UEFI Secure Boot for a Virtual Machine
      Delay the Boot Sequence
      Disable Virtual Machine Acceleration
      Enable Virtual Machine Logging
      Configure Virtual Machine Debugging and Statistics
      Change the Swap File Location
      Edit Configuration File Parameters
      Configure Fibre Channel NPIV Settings
    Managing Multi-Tiered Applications with vSphere vApp
      Create a vApp
      Create a Virtual Machine, Resource Pool, or Child vApp Inside a vApp
      Add Virtual Machine or Child vApp to a vApp
      Edit vApp Settings
        Configure vApp Properties
        Configure vApp CPU and Memory Resources
        View Unrecognized OVF Sections
        Configure vApp IP Allocation Policy
        Configure vApp Startup and Shutdown Options
        Configure vApp Product Properties
        View vApp License Agreement
      Clone a vApp
      Perform vApp Power Operations
        Power on a vApp
        Power Off a vApp
        Suspend a vApp
        Resume a vApp
      Edit vApp Notes
      Add a Network Protocol Profile
        Select the Network Protocol Profile Name and Network
        Specify Network Protocol Profile IPv4 Configuration
        Specify Network Protocol Profile IPv6 Configuration
        Specify Network Protocol Profile DNS and Other Configuration
        Complete the Network Protocol Profile Creation
        Associate a Port Group with a Network Protocol Profile
        Configure a Virtual Machine or vApp to Use a Network Protocol Profile
      Virtual Machine vApp Options
        Enable Virtual Machine vApp Options
        Edit Application Properties and OVF Deployment Options for a Virtual Machine
        Edit OVF Authoring Options for a Virtual Machine
          Edit vApp Product Information for a Virtual Machine
          Manage vApp Custom Properties for a Virtual Machine
          Edit vApp IP Allocation Policy for a Virtual Machine
          Edit OVF Settings for a Virtual Machine
    Monitoring Solutions with the vCenter Solutions Manager
      Viewing Solutions
      Monitoring Agents
    Managing Virtual Machines
      Edit Virtual Machine Startup and Shutdown Settings
      Install the VMware Enhanced Authentication Plug-in
      Using a Virtual Machine Remote Console
      Open the HTML 5 Remote Console
      Install the VMware Remote Console Application
      Using the VMware Remote Console Application
      Answer Virtual Machine Questions
      Adding and Removing Virtual Machines
        Adding Existing Virtual Machines to vCenter Server
        Remove Virtual Machines from vCenter Server
        Remove Virtual Machines from the Datastore
        Register a Virtual Machine with vCenter Server
      Change the Template Name
      Deleting Templates
        Remove Templates from the Inventory
        Delete a Template from the Disk
        Reregister Templates
      Using Snapshots To Manage Virtual Machines
        Snapshot Files
        Snapshot Limitations
        Managing Snapshots
        Taking Snapshots of a Virtual Machine
          Change Disk Mode to Exclude Virtual Disks from Snapshots
          Taking a Snapshot
        Restoring Snapshots
          Revert to the Latest Snapshot
          Revert to a Snapshot
        Deleting Snapshots
          Delete a Snapshot in the vSphere Web Client
        Consolidate Snapshots
    Upgrading Virtual Machines
      Planning Downtime for Virtual Machines
      Downtime for Upgrading Virtual Machines
      Upgrade the Compatibility for Virtual Machines
      Schedule a Compatibility Upgrade for Virtual Machines
    Required Privileges for Common Tasks
  vSphere Host Profiles
    Introduction To vSphere Host Profiles
      Host Profiles Usage Model
      Reference Host Independence
    Using Host Profiles
      Access Host Profiles
      Create a Host Profile
      Attach Entities to a Host Profile
      Detach Entities From a Host Profile
      Check Compliance
      Remediate a Host
      Edit a Host Profile
        Edit a Policy
        Disable Host Profile Component
      Duplicate a Host Profile
      Copy Settings from Host
      Host Profiles and vSphere Auto Deploy
      Import a Host Profile
      Export a Host Profile
      Copy Settings to Host Profile
    Configuring Host Profiles
      Host Customization
        Export Host Customizations
        Edit Host Customizations
      Configure Storage Host Profiles
      Set Up Host Profiles for Static IP Addresses in the vSphere Web Client
  vSphere Networking
    Updated Information
    Introduction to Networking
      Networking Concepts Overview
      Network Services in ESXi
      VMware ESXi Dump Collector Support
    Setting Up Networking with vSphere Standard Switches
      vSphere Standard Switches
      Create a vSphere Standard Switch
      Port Group Configuration for Virtual Machines
        Add a Virtual Machine Port Group
        Edit a Standard Switch Port Group
        Remove a Port Group from a vSphere Standard Switch
      vSphere Standard Switch Properties
        Change the Size of the MTU on a vSphere Standard Switch
        Change the Speed of a Physical Adapter
        Add and Team Physical Adapters in a vSphere Standard Switch
        View the Topology Diagram of a vSphere Standard Switch
    Setting Up Networking with vSphere Distributed Switches
      vSphere Distributed Switch Architecture
      Create a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Upgrade a vSphere Distributed Switch to a Later Version
      Edit General and Advanced vSphere Distributed Switch Settings
      Managing Networking on Multiple Hosts on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Tasks for Managing Host Networking on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Add Hosts to a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Configure Physical Network Adapters on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Migrate VMkernel Adapters to a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Create a VMkernel Adapter on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Migrate Virtual Machine Networking to the vSphere Distributed Switch
        Use a Host as a Template to Create a Uniform Networking Configuration on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Remove Hosts from a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Managing Networking on Host Proxy Switches
        Migrate Network Adapters on a Host to a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Migrate a VMkernel Adapter on a Host to a vSphere Standard Switch
        Assign a Physical NIC of a Host to a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Remove a Physical NIC from a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Removing NICs from Active Virtual Machines
      Distributed Port Groups
        Add a Distributed Port Group
        Edit General Distributed Port Group Settings
        Configure Overriding Networking Policies on Port Level
        Remove a Distributed Port Group
      Working with Distributed Ports
        Monitor the State of Distributed Ports
        Configure Distributed Port Settings
      Configuring Virtual Machine Networking on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Migrate Virtual Machines to or from a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Connect an Individual Virtual Machine to a Distributed Port Group
      Topology Diagrams of a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        View the Topology of a vSphere Distributed Switch
        View the Topology of a Host Proxy Switch
    Setting Up VMkernel Networking
      VMkernel Networking Layer
      View Information About VMkernel Adapters on a Host
      Create a VMkernel Adapter on a vSphere Standard Switch
      Create a VMkernel Adapter on a Host Associated with a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Edit a VMkernel Adapter Configuration
      Overriding the Default Gateway of a VMkernel Adapter
      Configure the VMkernel Adapter Gateway by Using ESXCLI
      View TCP/IP Stack Configuration on a Host
      Change the Configuration of a TCP/IP Stack on a Host
      Create a Custom TCP/IP Stack
      Remove a VMkernel Adapter
    LACP Support on a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Convert to the Enhanced LACP Support on a vSphere Distributed Switch
      LACP Teaming and Failover Configuration for Distributed Port Groups
      Configure a Link Aggregation Group to Handle the Traffic for Distributed Port Groups
        Create a Link Aggregation Group
        Set a Link Aggregating Group as Standby in the Teaming and Failover Order of Distributed Port Groups
        Assign Physical NICs to the Ports of the Link Aggregation Group
        Set the Link Aggregation Group as Active in the Teaming and Failover Order of the Distributed Port Group
      Edit a Link Aggregation Group
      Enable LACP 5.1 Support on an Uplink Port Group
      Limitations of the LACP Support on a vSphere Distributed Switch
    Backing Up and Restoring Networking Configurations
      Backing Up and Restoring a vSphere Distributed Switch Configuration
        Export vSphere Distributed Switch Configurations
        Import a vSphere Distributed Switch Configuration
        Restore a vSphere Distributed Switch Configuration
      Export, Import, and Restore vSphere Distributed Port Group Configurations
        Export vSphere Distributed Port Group Configurations
        Import a vSphere Distributed Port Group Configuration
        Restore a vSphere Distributed Port Group Configuration
    Rollback and Recovery of the Management Network
      vSphere Networking Rollback
        Disable Network Rollback
        Disable Network Rollback by Using the vCenter Server Configuration File
      Resolve Errors in the Management Network Configuration on a vSphere Distributed Switch
    Networking Policies
      Applying Networking Policies on a vSphere Standard or Distributed Switch
      Configure Overriding Networking Policies on Port Level
      Teaming and Failover Policy
        Load Balancing Algorithms Available for Virtual Switches
          Route Based on Originating Virtual Port
          Route Based on Source MAC Hash
          Route Based on IP Hash
          Route Based on Physical NIC Load
          Use Explicit Failover Order
        Configure NIC Teaming, Failover, and Load Balancing on a vSphere Standard Switch or Standard Port Group
        Configure NIC Teaming, Failover, and Load Balancing on a Distributed Port Group or Distributed Port
      VLAN Policy
        Configure VLAN Tagging on a Distributed Port Group or Distributed Port
        Configure VLAN Tagging on an Uplink Port Group or Uplink Port
      Security Policy
        Configure the Security Policy for a vSphere Standard Switch or Standard Port Group
        Configure the Security Policy for a Distributed Port Group or Distributed Port
      Traffic Shaping Policy
        Configure Traffic Shaping for a vSphere Standard Switch or Standard Port Group
        Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy on a Distributed Port Group or Distributed Port
      Resource Allocation Policy
        Edit the Resource Allocation Policy on a Distributed Port Group
        Edit the Resource Allocation Policy on a Distributed Port
      Monitoring Policy
        Enable or Disable NetFlow Monitoring on a Distributed Port Group or Distributed Port
      Traffic Filtering and Marking Policy
        Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
          Enable Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
          Mark Traffic on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
          Filter Traffic on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
          Working with Network Traffic Rules on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
            View Traffic Rules on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Group
            Edit a Traffic Rule on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
            Change Rule Priorities on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
            Delete a Traffic Rule on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
          Disable Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
        Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
          Enable Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
          Mark Traffic on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
          Filter Traffic on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
          Working with Network Traffic Rules on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
            View Traffic Rules on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
            Edit a Traffic Rule on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
            Change Rule Priorities on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
            Delete a Traffic Rule on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
          Disable Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
        Qualifying Traffic for Filtering and Marking
          System Traffic Qualifier
          MAC Traffic Qualifier
          IP Traffic Qualifier
      Manage Policies for Multiple Port Groups on a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Port Blocking Policies
        Edit the Port Blocking Policy for a Distributed Port Group
        Edit the Blocking Policy for a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
    Isolating Network Traffic by Using VLANs
      VLAN Configuration
      Private VLANs
        Create a Private VLAN
        Remove a Primary Private VLAN
        Remove a Secondary Private VLAN
    Managing Network Resources
      DirectPath I/O
        Enable Passthrough for a Network Device on a Host
        Configure a PCI Device on a Virtual Machine
      Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)
        SR-IOV Support
        SR-IOV Component Architecture and Interaction
        vSphere and Virtual Function Interaction
        DirectPath I/O vs SR-IOV
        Configure a Virtual Machine to Use SR-IOV
          Enable SR-IOV on a Host Physical Adapter
          Assign a Virtual Function as SR-IOV Passthrough Adapter to a Virtual Machine
        Networking Options for the Traffic Related to an SR-IOV Enabled Virtual Machine
        Using an SR-IOV Physical Adapter to Handle Virtual Machine Traffic
        Enabling SR-IOV by Using Host Profiles or an ESXCLI Command
          Enable SR-IOV in a Host Profile
          Enable SR-IOV on a Host Physical Adapter by Using an ESXCLI Command
        Virtual Machine That Uses an SR-IOV Virtual Function Fails to Power On Because the Host Is Out of Interrupt Vectors
      Remote Direct Memory Access for Virtual Machines
        PVRDMA Support
        Configure an ESXi Host for PVRDMA
          Tag a VMkernel Adapter for PVRDMA
          Enable the Firewall Rule for PVRDMA
        Assign a PVRDMA Adapter to a Virtual Machine
        Network Requirements for RDMA over Converged Ethernet
      Jumbo Frames
        Enable Jumbo Frames on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Enable Jumbo Frames on a vSphere Standard Switch
        Enable Jumbo Frames for a VMkernel Adapter
        Enable Jumbo Frame Support on a Virtual Machine
      TCP Segmentation Offload
        Enable or Disable Software TSO in the VMkernel
        Determine Whether TSO Is Supported on the Physical Network Adapters on an ESXi Host
        Enable or Disable TSO on an ESXi Host
        Determine Whether TSO Is Enabled on an ESXi Host
        Enable or Disable TSO on a Linux Virtual Machine
        Enable or Disable TSO on a Windows Virtual Machine
      Large Receive Offload
        Enable Hardware LRO for All VMXNET3 Adapters on an ESXi Host
        Enable or Disable Software LRO for All VMXNET3 Adapters on an ESXi Host
        Determine Whether LRO Is Enabled for VMXNET3 Adapters on an ESXi Host
        Change the Size of the LRO Buffer for VMXNET 3 Adapters
        Enable or Disable LRO for All VMkernel Adapters on an ESXi Host
        Change the Size of the LRO Buffer for VMkernel Adapters
        Enable or Disable LRO on a VMXNET3 Adapter on a Linux Virtual Machine
        Enable or Disable LRO on a VMXNET3 Adapter on a Windows Virtual Machine
        Enable LRO Globally on a Windows Virtual Machine
      NetQueue and Networking Performance
        Enable NetQueue on a Host
        Disable NetQueue on a Host
    vSphere Network I/O Control
      About vSphere Network I/O Control Version 3
      Upgrade Network I/O Control to Version 3 on a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Enable Network I/O Control on a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Bandwidth Allocation for System Traffic
        Bandwidth Allocation Parameters for System Traffic
        Example Bandwidth Reservation for System Traffic
        Configure Bandwidth Allocation for System Traffic
      Bandwidth Allocation for Virtual Machine Traffic
        About Allocating Bandwidth for Virtual Machines
        Bandwidth Allocation Parameters for Virtual Machine Traffic
        Admission Control for Virtual Machine Bandwidth
        Create a Network Resource Pool
        Add a Distributed Port Group to a Network Resource Pool
        Configure Bandwidth Allocation for a Virtual Machine
        Configure Bandwidth Allocation on Multiple Virtual Machines
        Change the Quota of a Network Resource Pool
        Remove a Distributed Port Group from a Network Resource Pool
        Delete a Network Resource Pool
      Move a Physical Adapter Out the Scope of Network I/O Control
      Working with Network I/O Control Version 2
        Create a Network Resource Pool in Network I/O Control Version 2
        Edit the Settings of a Network Resource Pool in Network I/O Control Version 2
    MAC Address Management
      MAC Address Assignment from vCenter Server
        VMware OUI Allocation
        Prefix-Based MAC Address Allocation
        Range-Based MAC Address Allocation
        Assigning a MAC Address
          Change to or Adjust Range- or Prefixed-Based Allocations
          Set or Change Allocation Type
      MAC Address Generation on ESXi Hosts
      Setting a Static MAC Address to a Virtual Machine
        VMware OUI in Static MAC Addresses
        Assign a Static MAC Address by Using the vSphere Web Client
        Assign a Static MAC Address in the Virtual Machine Configuration File
    Configuring vSphere for IPv6
      vSphere IPv6 Connectivity
      Deploying vSphere on IPv6
        Enable IPv6 on a vSphere Installation
        Enable IPv6 on an Upgraded vSphere Environment
      Enable or Disable IPv6 Support on a Host
      Set Up IPv6 on an ESXi Host
      Setting Up IPv6 on vCenter Server
        Set Up IPv6 on the vCenter Server Appliance
        Set Up vCenter Server on Windows with IPv6
    Monitoring Network Connection and Traffic
      Capturing and Tracing Network Packets by Using the pktcap-uw Utility
        pktcap-uw Command Syntax for Capturing Packets
        pktcap-uw Command Syntax for Tracing Packets
        pktcap-uw Options for Output Control
        pktcap-uw Options for Filtering Packets
        Capturing Packets by Using the pktcap-uw Utility
          Capture Packets That Arrive at a Physical Adapter
          Capture Packets for a VMXNET3 Virtual Machine Adapter
          Capture Packets for a VMkernel Adapter
          Capture Dropped Packets
          Capture Packets at DVFilter Level
          Using the Capture Points of the pktcap-uw Utility
            Capture Points of the pktcap-uw Utility
            List the Capture Points of the pktcap-uw Utility
        Trace Packets by Using the pktcap-uw Utility
      Configure the NetFlow Settings of a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Working With Port Mirroring
        Port Mirroring Version Compatibility
        Port Mirroring Interoperability
        Create a Port Mirroring Session
          Select Port Mirroring Session Type
          Specify Port Mirroring Name and Session Details
          Select Port Mirroring Sources
          Select Port Mirroring Destinations and Verify Settings
        View Port Mirroring Session Details
        Edit Port Mirroring Session Details, Sources, and Destinations
      vSphere Distributed Switch Health Check
        Enable or Disable vSphere Distributed Switch Health Check
        View vSphere Distributed Switch Health Status
      Switch Discovery Protocol
        Enable Cisco Discovery Protocol on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Enable Link Layer Discovery Protocol on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        View Switch Information
    Configuring Protocol Profiles for Virtual Machine Networking
      Add a Network Protocol Profile
        Select the Network Protocol Profile Name and Network
        Specify Network Protocol Profile IPv4 Configuration
        Specify Network Protocol Profile IPv6 Configuration
        Specify Network Protocol Profile DNS and Other Configuration
        Complete the Network Protocol Profile Creation
      Associate a Port Group with a Network Protocol Profile
      Configure a Virtual Machine or vApp to Use a Network Protocol Profile
    Multicast Filtering
      Multicast Filtering Modes
      Enable Multicast Snooping on a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Edit the Query Time Interval for Multicast Snooping
      Edit the Number of Source IP Addresses for IGMP and MLD
    Stateless Network Deployment
    Networking Best Practices
  vSphere Storage
    Updated Information
    Introduction to Storage
      Storage Virtualization
      Types of Physical Storage
        Local Storage
        Networked Storage
      Target and Device Representations
      Storage Device Characteristics
        Display Storage Devices for a Host
        Display Storage Devices for an Adapter
      Supported Storage Adapters
        View Storage Adapters Information
      Datastore Characteristics
        Display Datastore Information
        List Datastores for an Infrastructure Object
      How Virtual Machines Access Storage
      Comparing Types of Storage
      vSphere Storage APIs
    Overview of Using ESXi with a SAN
      ESXi and SAN Use Cases
      Specifics of Using SAN Storage with ESXi
      ESXi Hosts and Multiple Storage Arrays
      Making LUN Decisions
        Use the Predictive Scheme to Make LUN Decisions
        Use the Adaptive Scheme to Make LUN Decisions
      Choosing Virtual Machine Locations
      Layered Applications
        Array-Based (Third-Party) Solution
        File-Based (VMFS) Solution
      Third-Party Management Applications
      SAN Storage Backup Considerations
        Using Third-Party Backup Packages
    Using ESXi with Fibre Channel SAN
      Fibre Channel SAN Concepts
        Ports in Fibre Channel SAN
        Fibre Channel Storage Array Types
      Using Zoning with Fibre Channel SANs
      How Virtual Machines Access Data on a Fibre Channel SAN
    Configuring Fibre Channel Storage
      ESXi Fibre Channel SAN Requirements
        ESXi Fibre Channel SAN Restrictions
        Setting LUN Allocations
        Setting Fibre Channel HBAs
      Installation and Setup Steps
      N-Port ID Virtualization
        How NPIV-Based LUN Access Works
        Requirements for Using NPIV
        NPIV Capabilities and Limitations
        Assign WWNs to Virtual Machines
        Modify WWN Assignments
    Configuring Fibre Channel over Ethernet
      Fibre Channel over Ethernet Adapters
      Configuration Guidelines for Software FCoE
      Set Up Networking for Software FCoE
      Add Software FCoE Adapters
    Booting ESXi from Fibre Channel SAN
      Boot from SAN Benefits
      Boot from Fibre Channel SAN Requirements and Considerations
      Getting Ready for Boot from SAN
        Configure SAN Components and Storage System
        Configure Storage Adapter to Boot from SAN
        Set Up Your System to Boot from Installation Media
      Configure Emulex HBA to Boot from SAN
        Enable the BootBIOS Prompt
        Enable the BIOS
      Configure QLogic HBA to Boot from SAN
    Booting ESXi with Software FCoE
      Requirements and Considerations for Software FCoE Boot
      Best Practices for Software FCoE Boot
      Set Up Software FCoE Boot
        Configure Software FCoE Boot Parameters
        Install and Boot ESXi from Software FCoE LUN
      Troubleshooting Installation and Boot from Software FCoE
    Best Practices for Fibre Channel Storage
      Preventing Fibre Channel SAN Problems
      Disable Automatic Host Registration
      Optimizing Fibre Channel SAN Storage Performance
        Storage Array Performance
        Server Performance with Fibre Channel
    Using ESXi with iSCSI SAN
      iSCSI SAN Concepts
        Ports in the iSCSI SAN
        iSCSI Naming Conventions
        iSCSI Initiators
        Establishing iSCSI Connections
        iSCSI Storage System Types
        Discovery, Authentication, and Access Control
        Error Correction
      How Virtual Machines Access Data on an iSCSI SAN
    Configuring iSCSI Adapters and Storage
      ESXi iSCSI SAN Requirements
      ESXi iSCSI SAN Restrictions
      Setting LUN Allocations for iSCSI
      Network Configuration and Authentication
      Set Up Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        View Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Modify General Properties for iSCSI Adapters
        Edit Network Settings for Hardware iSCSI
        Set Up Dynamic or Static Discovery for iSCSI
      About Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Dependent Hardware iSCSI Considerations
        Configure Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
          View Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
          Modify General Properties for iSCSI Adapters
          Determine Association Between iSCSI and Network Adapters
          Set Up iSCSI Networking
          Set Up Dynamic or Static Discovery for iSCSI
      About the Software iSCSI Adapter
        Configure the Software iSCSI Adapter
          Activate the Software iSCSI Adapter
          Modify General Properties for iSCSI Adapters
          Set Up iSCSI Networking
          Set Up Dynamic or Static Discovery for iSCSI
        Disable Software iSCSI Adapter
      Modify General Properties for iSCSI Adapters
      Setting Up iSCSI Network
        Requirements for iSCSI Port Binding
        Best Practices for Configuring Networking with Software iSCSI
        Configure Port Binding for iSCSI
          Create a Single VMkernel Adapter for iSCSI
          Create Additional VMkernel Adapters for iSCSI
          Change Network Policy for iSCSI
          Bind iSCSI and VMkernel Adapters
          Review Port Binding Details
        Managing iSCSI Network
        iSCSI Network Troubleshooting
      Using Jumbo Frames with iSCSI
        Enable Jumbo Frames for Software and Dependent Hardware iSCSI
        Enable Jumbo Frames for Independent Hardware iSCSI
      Configuring Discovery Addresses for iSCSI Adapters
        Set Up Dynamic or Static Discovery for iSCSI
        Remove Dynamic or Static iSCSI Targets
      Configuring CHAP Parameters for iSCSI Adapters
        Choosing CHAP Authentication Method
        Set Up CHAP for iSCSI Adapter
        Set Up CHAP for Target
        Disable CHAP
      Configuring Advanced Parameters for iSCSI
        Configure Advanced Parameters for iSCSI
      iSCSI Session Management
        Review iSCSI Sessions
        Add iSCSI Sessions
        Remove iSCSI Sessions
    Booting from iSCSI SAN
      General Boot from iSCSI SAN Recommendations
      Prepare the iSCSI SAN
      Configure Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapter for SAN Boot
        Configure iSCSI Boot Settings
      iBFT iSCSI Boot Overview
        iBFT iSCSI Boot Considerations
        Configuring iBFT Boot from SAN
          Configure iSCSI Boot Parameters
          Change Boot Sequence in BIOS
          Install ESXi to iSCSI Target
          Boot ESXi from iSCSI Target
        Networking Best Practices
        Change iBFT iSCSI Boot Settings
        Troubleshooting iBFT iSCSI Boot
          Loss of System's Gateway Causes Loss of Network Connectivity
          Changing iSCSI Boot Parameters Causes ESXi to Boot in Stateless Mode
    Best Practices for iSCSI Storage
      Preventing iSCSI SAN Problems
      Optimizing iSCSI SAN Storage Performance
        Storage System Performance
        Server Performance with iSCSI
        Network Performance
      Checking Ethernet Switch Statistics
    Managing Storage Devices
      Storage Device Characteristics
        Display Storage Devices for a Host
        Display Storage Devices for an Adapter
      Understanding Storage Device Naming
        Rename Storage Devices
      Storage Rescan Operations
        Perform Storage Rescan
        Perform Adapter Rescan
        Change the Number of Scanned Storage Devices
      Identifying Device Connectivity Problems
        Detecting PDL Conditions
        Performing Planned Storage Device Removal
          Detach Storage Devices
          Attach Storage Devices
        Recovering From PDL Conditions
        Handling Transient APD Conditions
          Disable Storage APD Handling
          Change Timeout Limits for Storage APD
        Check the Connection Status of a Storage Device
        Device Connectivity Problems and High Availability
      Edit Configuration File Parameters
      Enable or Disable the Locator LED on Storage Devices
      Erase Storage Devices
    Working with Flash Devices
      Using Flash Devices with ESXi
        Identifying Flash Virtual Disks
      Marking Storage Devices
        Mark Storage Devices as Flash
        Mark Storage Devices as Local
      Monitor Flash Devices
      Best Practices for Flash Devices
        Estimate Lifetime of Flash Devices
      About Virtual Flash Resource
        Considerations for Virtual Flash Resource
        Set Up Virtual Flash Resource
        Remove Virtual Flash Resource
        Virtual Flash Advanced Settings
      Configuring Host Swap Cache
        Configure Host Cache with VMFS Datastore
        Configure Host Swap Cache with Virtual Flash Resource
    About VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache
      DRS Support for Flash Read Cache
      vSphere High Availability Support for Flash Read Cache
      Configure Flash Read Cache for a Virtual Machine
      Migrate Virtual Machines with Flash Read Cache
    Working with Datastores
      Understanding VMFS Datastores
        Versions of VMFS Datastores
        Storage Device Formats and VMFS Datastores
        VMFS Datastores as Repositories
        Sharing a VMFS Datastore Across Hosts
        VMFS Metadata Updates
        VMFS Locking Mechanisms
          Display VMFS Locking Information
          Change VMFS Locking to ATS-Only
            Prepare for an Upgrade to ATS-Only
            Upgrade Locking Mechanism to ATS-Only
          Change Locking Mechanism to ATS+SCSI
        Snapshot Formats on VMFS
      Understanding Network File System Datastores
        NFS Protocols and ESXi
        NFS Storage Guidelines and Requirements
          NFS Server Configuration
          NFS Networking
          NFS File Locking
          NFS Security
          NFS Multipathing
          NFS and Hardware Acceleration
          NFS Datastores
        Firewall Configurations for NFS Storage
          NFS Client Firewall Behavior
          Verify Firewall Ports for NFS Clients
        Using Layer 3 Routed Connections to Access NFS Storage
        Using Kerberos for NFS 4.1
        Set Up NFS Storage Environment
        Configure ESXi Hosts for Kerberos Authentication
          Configure DNS for NFS 4.1 with Kerberos
          Configure Network Time Protocol for NFS 4.1 with Kerberos
          Enable Kerberos Authentication in Active Directory
      Creating Datastores
        Create a VMFS Datastore
        Create an NFS Datastore
        Create a Virtual Volumes Datastore
      Managing Duplicate VMFS Datastores
        Keep Existing Datastore Signature
        Resignature a VMFS Datastore Copy
      Increasing VMFS Datastore Capacity
        Increase VMFS Datastore Capacity
      Administrative Operations for Datastores
        Change Datastore Name
        Unmount Datastores
        Mount Datastores
        Remove VMFS Datastores
        Use Datastore Browser
          Upload Files to Datastores
          Download Files from Datastores
          Copy Datastore Folders or Files
          Move Datastore Folders or Files
          Rename Datastore Folders or Files
          Inflate Thin Virtual Disks
        Turn off Storage Filters
          Storage Filtering
      Set Up Dynamic Disk Mirroring
      Collecting Diagnostic Information for ESXi Hosts on a Storage Device
        Set Up a Device Partition as Core Dump Location
          Verify a Diagnostic Partition
        Set Up a File as Core Dump Location
          Deactivate and Delete a Core Dump File
      Checking Metadata Consistency with VOMA
      Configuring VMFS Pointer Block Cache
        Set Advanced Host Attributes
        Obtain Information for VMFS Pointer Block Cache
    Understanding Multipathing and Failover
      Failover with Fibre Channel
      Host-Based Failover with iSCSI
      Array-Based Failover with iSCSI
      Path Failover and Virtual Machines
        Set Timeout on Windows Guest OS
      Managing Multiple Paths
      VMware Multipathing Module
        VMware SATPs
        VMware PSPs
        VMware NMP Flow of I/O
      Path Scanning and Claiming
        Viewing the Paths Information
        View Datastore Paths
        View Storage Device Paths
        Setting a Path Selection Policy
        Change the Path Selection Policy
        Disable Storage Paths
      Managing Storage Paths and Multipathing Plug-Ins
        Multipathing Considerations
        List Multipathing Claim Rules for the Host
        Display Multipathing Modules
        Display SATPs for the Host
        Display NMP Storage Devices
        Add Multipathing Claim Rules
        Delete Multipathing Claim Rules
        Mask Paths
        Unmask Paths
        Define NMP SATP Rules
      Scheduling Queues for Virtual Machine I/Os
        Edit Per File I/O Scheduling
        Use esxcli Commands to Enable or Disable Per File I/O Scheduling
    Raw Device Mapping
      About Raw Device Mapping
        Benefits of Raw Device Mapping
        RDM Considerations and Limitations
      Raw Device Mapping Characteristics
        RDM Virtual and Physical Compatibility Modes
        Dynamic Name Resolution
        Raw Device Mapping with Virtual Machine Clusters
        Comparing Available SCSI Device Access Modes
      Create Virtual Machines with RDMs
      Manage Paths for a Mapped LUN
    Storage Policy Based Management
      Virtual Machine Storage Policies
      Working with Virtual Machine Storage Policies
      Populating the VM Storage Policies Interface
        Use Storage Providers to Populate the VM Storage Policies Interface
        Assign Tags to Datastores
      Default Storage Policies
        Default Policies Provided by VMware
        User-Defined Default Policies for Virtual Machine Storage
          Change the Default Storage Policy for a Datastore
      Creating and Managing VM Storage Policies
        About Datastore-Specific and Common Rule Sets
        About Rules
        About Storage Policy Components
          Create Storage Policy Components
          View Storage Policy Components
          Edit or Clone Storage Policy Components
          Delete Storage Policy Components
        Define a Storage Policy for a Virtual Machine
          Start VM Storage Policy Creation Process
          Define Common Rules for a VM Storage Policy
          Create Storage-Specific Rules for a VM Storage Policy
          Finish VM Storage Policy Creation
        Delete a Virtual Machine Storage Policy
        Edit or Clone a VM Storage Policy
      Storage Policies and Virtual Machines
        Assign Storage Policies to Virtual Machines
        Change Storage Policy Assignment for Virtual Machine Files and Disks
        Monitor Storage Compliance for Virtual Machines
        Check Compliance for a VM Storage Policy
        Find Compatible Storage Resource for Noncompliant Virtual Machine
        Reapply Virtual Machine Storage Policy
    Using Storage Providers
      Storage Providers and Data Representation
      Storage Provider Requirements and Considerations
      Register Storage Providers
      View Storage Provider Information
      Unregister Storage Providers
      Update Storage Providers
      Refresh Storage Provider Certificates
    Working with Virtual Volumes
      Virtual Volumes Concepts
        Virtual Volumes
        Virtual Volumes and Storage Providers
        Storage Containers
        Protocol Endpoints
        Binding and Unbinding Virtual Volumes to Protocol Endpoints
        Virtual Volumes Datastores
        Virtual Volumes and VM Storage Policies
      Virtual Volumes and Storage Protocols
      Virtual Volumes Architecture
      Virtual Volumes and VMware Certificate Authority
      Snapshots and Virtual Volumes
      Before You Enable Virtual Volumes
        Synchronize vSphere Storage Environment with a Network Time Server
      Configure Virtual Volumes
        Register Storage Providers for Virtual Volumes
        Create a Virtual Volumes Datastore
        Review and Manage Protocol Endpoints
        Change the Path Selection Policy for a Protocol Endpoint
      Provision Virtual Machines on Virtual Volumes Datastores
        Define a VM Storage Policy for Virtual Volumes
        Assign the Virtual Volumes Storage Policy to Virtual Machines
        Change Default Storage Policy for a Virtual Volumes Datastore
      Virtual Volumes and Replication
        Requirements for Replication with Virtual Volumes
        Virtual Volumes and Replication Groups
        Virtual Volumes and Fault Domains
        Virtual Volumes Replication Workflow
        Replication Guidelines and Considerations
      Best Practices for Working with vSphere Virtual Volumes
        Guidelines and Limitations in Using vSphere Virtual Volumes
        Best Practices for Storage Container Provisioning
        Best Practices for vSphere Virtual Volumes Performance
    Filtering Virtual Machine I/O
      About I/O Filters
        Types of I/O Filters
        I/O Filtering Components
        Storage Providers for I/O Filters
      Using Flash Storage Devices with Cache I/O Filters
      System Requirements for I/O Filters
      Configure I/O Filters in the vSphere Environment
        Install I/O Filters in a Cluster
        View I/O Filters and Storage Providers
        Configure Virtual Flash Resource for Caching I/O Filters
        Enable I/O Filter Data Services on Virtual Disks
          Define a VM Policy Based on I/O Filter Capabilities
          Assign the I/O Filter Policy to Virtual Machines
      Managing I/O Filters
        Uninstall I/O Filters from a Cluster
        Upgrade I/O Filters in a Cluster
      I/O Filter Guidelines and Best Practices
        Migrating Virtual Machines with I/O Filters
    Storage Hardware Acceleration
      Hardware Acceleration Benefits
      Hardware Acceleration Requirements
      Hardware Acceleration Support Status
      Hardware Acceleration for Block Storage Devices
        Disable Hardware Acceleration for Block Storage Devices
        Managing Hardware Acceleration on Block Storage Devices
          Display Hardware Acceleration Plug-Ins and Filter
          Verify Hardware Acceleration Support Status
          Verify Hardware Acceleration Support Details
          List Hardware Acceleration Claim Rules
          Add Hardware Acceleration Claim Rules
          Delete Hardware Acceleration Claim Rules
      Hardware Acceleration on NAS Devices
        Install NAS Plug-In
        Uninstall NAS Plug-Ins
        Update NAS Plug-Ins
        Verify Hardware Acceleration Status for NAS
      Hardware Acceleration Considerations
    Storage Thick and Thin Provisioning
      Virtual Disk Thin Provisioning
        About Virtual Disk Provisioning Policies
        Create Thin Provisioned Virtual Disks
        View Virtual Machine Storage Resources
        Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine
        Inflate Thin Virtual Disks
        Handling Datastore Over-Subscription
      ESXi and Array Thin Provisioning
        Space Usage Monitoring
        Identify Thin-Provisioned Storage Devices
      Storage Space Reclamation
        Space Reclamation Requests from VMFS Datastores
          Configure Space Reclamation for a VMFS6 Datastore
          Change Space Reclamation Priority
          Verify Configuration for Automatic Space Reclamation
          Manually Reclaim Accumulated Storage Space
        Space Reclamation Requests from Guest Operating Systems
    Using vmkfstools
      vmkfstools Command Syntax
      vmkfstools Options
        -v Suboption
        File System Options
          Listing Attributes of a VMFS Datastore
          Creating a VMFS Datastore or a Scratch Partition
          Extending an Existing VMFS Datastore
          Growing an Existing Extent
          Upgrading a VMFS Datastore
        Virtual Disk Options
          Supported Disk Formats
          Creating a Virtual Disk
          Initializing a Virtual Disk
          Inflating a Thin Virtual Disk
          Converting a Zeroedthick Virtual Disk to an Eagerzeroedthick Disk
          Removing Zeroed Blocks
          Deleting a Virtual Disk
          Renaming a Virtual Disk
          Cloning or Converting a Virtual Disk or RDM
          Extending a Virtual Disk
          Upgrading Virtual Disks
          Creating a Virtual Compatibility Mode Raw Device Mapping
          Creating a Physical Compatibility Mode Raw Device Mapping
          Listing Attributes of an RDM
          Displaying Virtual Disk Geometry
          Checking and Repairing Virtual Disks
          Checking Disk Chain for Consistency
        Storage Device Options
          Managing SCSI Reservations of LUNs
          Breaking Device Locks
  vSphere Security
    Updated Information
    Security in the vSphere Environment
      Securing the ESXi Hypervisor
      Securing vCenter Server Systems and Associated Services
      Securing Virtual Machines
      Securing the Virtual Networking Layer
      Passwords in Your vSphere Environment
      Security Best Practices and Resources
    vSphere Permissions and User Management Tasks
      Understanding Authorization in vSphere
        Understanding the vCenter Server Permission Model
        Hierarchical Inheritance of Permissions
        Multiple Permission Settings
          Example 1: Inheritance of Multiple Permissions
          Example 2: Child Permissions Overriding Parent Permissions
          Example 3: User Role Overriding Group Role
      Managing Permissions for vCenter Components
        Add a Permission to an Inventory Object
        Change Permissions
        Remove Permissions
        Change User Validation Settings
      Global Permissions
        Add a Global Permission
        Permissions on Tag Objects
      Using Roles to Assign Privileges
        vCenter Server System Roles
        Create a Custom Role
        Clone a Role
        Edit a Role
      Best Practices for Roles and Permissions
      Required Privileges for Common Tasks
    Securing ESXi Hosts
      Configure ESXi Hosts with Host Profiles
      General ESXi Security Recommendations
        Use Scripts to Manage Host Configuration Settings
        ESXi Passwords and Account Lockout
        SSH Security
          ESXi SSH Keys
            Upload an SSH Key Using a vifs Command
            Upload an SSH Key Using HTTPS PUT
        PCI and PCIe Devices and ESXi
        Disable the Managed Object Browser
        ESXi Networking Security Recommendations
        Modifying ESXi Web Proxy Settings
        vSphere Auto Deploy Security Considerations
        Control Access for CIM-Based Hardware Monitoring Tools
      Certificate Management for ESXi Hosts
        Host Upgrades and Certificates
        Certificate Mode Switch Workflows
        ESXi Certificate Default Settings
          Change Certificate Default Settings
        View Certificate Expiration Information for Multiple ESXi Hosts
        View Certificate Details for a Single ESXi Host
        Renew or Refresh ESXi Certificates
        Change the Certificate Mode
        Replacing ESXi SSL Certificates and Keys
          Requirements for ESXi Certificate Signing Requests
          Replace the Default Certificate and Key from the ESXi Shell
          Replace a Default Certificate and Key With the vifs Command
          Replace a Default Certificate Using HTTPS PUT
          Update the vCenter Server TRUSTED_ROOTS Store (Custom Certificates)
        Use Custom Certificates With Auto Deploy
        Restore ESXi Certificate and Key Files
      Customizing Hosts with the Security Profile
        ESXi Firewall Configuration
          Manage ESXi Firewall Settings
          Add Allowed IP Addresses for an ESXi Host
          Incoming and Outgoing Firewall Ports for ESXi Hosts
          NFS Client Firewall Behavior
          ESXi ESXCLI Firewall Commands
        Customizing ESXi Services from the Security Profile
        Enable or Disable a Service in the Security Profile
        Lockdown Mode
          Lockdown Mode Basics
          Lockdown Mode Behavior
          Enable Lockdown Mode Using the vSphere Web Client
          Disable Lockdown Mode Using the vSphere Web Client
          Enable or Disable Normal Lockdown Mode from the Direct Console User Interface
          Specifying Accounts with Access Privileges in Lockdown Mode
            Add Users to the DCUI.Access Advanced Option
            Specify Lockdown Mode Exception Users
        Manage the Acceptance Levels of Hosts and VIBs
      Assigning Privileges for ESXi Hosts
        root User Privileges
        vpxuser Privileges
        dcui User Privileges
      Using Active Directory to Manage ESXi Users
        Configure a Host to Use Active Directory
        Add a Host to a Directory Service Domain
        View Directory Service Settings
      Using vSphere Authentication Proxy
        Enable vSphere Authentication Proxy
        Add a Domain to vSphere Authentication Proxy with the vSphere Web Client
        Add a Domain to vSphere Authentication Proxy with the camconfig Command
        Use vSphere Authentication Proxy to Add a Host to a Domain
        Enable Client Authentication for vSphere Authentication Proxy
        Import the vSphere Authentication Proxy Certificate to ESXi Host
        Generate a New Certificate for vSphere Authentication Proxy
        Set Up vSphere Authentication Proxy to Use Custom Certificates
      Configuring Smart Card Authentication for ESXi
        Enable Smart Card Authentication
        Disable Smart Card Authentication
        Authenticating With User Name and Password in Case of Connectivity Problems
        Using Smart Card Authentication in Lockdown Mode
      Using the ESXi Shell
        Use the vSphere Web Client to Enable Access to the ESXi Shell
          Create a Timeout for ESXi Shell Availability in the vSphere Web Client
          Create a Timeout for Idle ESXi Shell Sessions in the vSphere Web Client
        Use the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) to Enable Access to the ESXi Shell
          Create a Timeout for ESXi Shell Availability in the Direct Console User Interface
          Create a Timeout for Idle ESXi Shell Sessions
        Log in to the ESXi Shell for Troubleshooting
      UEFI Secure Boot for ESXi Hosts
        Run the Secure Boot Validation Script on an Upgraded ESXi Host
      ESXi Log Files
        Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
        ESXi Log File Locations
        Securing Fault Tolerance Logging Traffic
    Securing vCenter Server Systems
      vCenter Server Security Best Practices
        Best Practices for vCenter Server Access Control
          Set the vCenter Server Password Policy
          Removing Expired or Revoked Certificates and Logs from Failed Installations
        Protecting the vCenter Server Windows Host
        Limiting vCenter Server Network Connectivity
          Evaluate the Use of Linux Clients With CLIs and SDKs
          Examine Installed Plug-Ins
        vCenter Server Appliance Security Best Practices
        vCenter Password Requirements and Lockout Behavior
      Verify Thumbprints for Legacy ESXi Hosts
      Verify that SSL Certificate Validation Over Network File Copy Is Enabled
      Required Ports for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller
      Additional vCenter Server TCP and UDP Ports
    Securing Virtual Machines
      Enable or Disable UEFI Secure Boot for a Virtual Machine
      Limit Informational Messages From Virtual Machines to VMX Files
      Prevent Virtual Disk Shrinking
      Virtual Machine Security Best Practices
        General Virtual Machine Protection
        Use Templates to Deploy Virtual Machines
        Minimize Use of the Virtual Machine Console
        Prevent Virtual Machines from Taking Over Resources
        Disable Unnecessary Functions Inside Virtual Machines
          Remove Unnecessary Hardware Devices
          Disable Unused Display Features
          Disable Unexposed Features
          Disable HGFS File Transfers
          Disable Copy and Paste Operations Between Guest Operating System and Remote Console
          Limiting Exposure of Sensitive Data Copied to the Clipboard
          Restrict Users From Running Commands Within a Virtual Machine
          Prevent a Virtual Machine User or Process From Disconnecting Devices
          Prevent Guest Operating System Processes from Sending Configuration Messages to the Host
          Avoid Using Independent Nonpersistent Disks
    Virtual Machine Encryption
      How vSphere Virtual Machine Encryption Protects Your Environment
      vSphere Virtual Machine Encryption Components
      Encryption Process Flow
      Virtual Disk Encryption
      Prerequisites and Required Privileges for Encryption Tasks
      Encrypted vSphere vMotion
      Encryption Best Practices, Caveats, and Interoperability
        Virtual Machine Encryption Best Practices
        Virtual Machine Encryption Caveats
        Virtual Machine Encryption Interoperability
    Use Encryption in Your vSphere Environment
      Set Up the Key Management Server Cluster
        Add a KMS to vCenter Server
        Establish a Trusted Connection by Exchanging Certificates
          Use the Root CA Certificate Option to Establish a Trusted Connection
          Use the Certificate Option to Establish a Trusted Connection
          Use the New Certificate Signing Request Option to Establish a Trusted Connection
          Use the Upload Certificate and Private Key Option to Establish a Trusted Connection
        Set the Default KMS Cluster
        Complete the Trust Setup
        Set up Separate KMS Clusters for Different Users
      Create an Encryption Storage Policy
      Enable Host Encryption Mode Explicitly
      Disable Host Encryption Mode
      Create an Encrypted Virtual Machine
      Clone an Encrypted Virtual Machine
      Encrypt an Existing Virtual Machine or Virtual Disk
      Decrypt an Encrypted Virtual Machine or Virtual Disk
      Change the Encryption Policy for Virtual Disks
      Resolve Missing Key Issues
      vSphere Virtual Machine Encryption and Core Dumps
        Collect a vm-support Package for an ESXi Host That Uses Encryption
        Decrypt or Re-encrypt an Encrypted Core Dump
    Securing vSphere Networking
      Introduction to vSphere Network Security
      Securing the Network With Firewalls
        Firewalls for Configurations With vCenter Server
        Connecting to vCenter Server Through a Firewall
        Firewalls for Configurations Without vCenter Server
        Connecting ESXi Hosts Through Firewalls
        Connecting to the Virtual Machine Console Through a Firewall
      Secure the Physical Switch
      Securing Standard Switch Ports With Security Policies
      Securing vSphere Standard Switches
        MAC Address Changes
        Forged Transmits
        Promiscuous Mode Operation
      Secure vSphere Distributed Switches and Distributed Port Groups
      Securing Virtual Machines with VLANs
        Security Considerations for VLANs
        Secure VLANs
      Creating Multiple Networks Within a Single ESXi Host
      Internet Protocol Security
        List Available Security Associations
        Add an IPsec Security Association
        Remove an IPsec Security Association
        List Available IPsec Security Policies
        Create an IPSec Security Policy
        Remove an IPsec Security Policy
      Ensure Proper SNMP Configuration
      vSphere Networking Security Best Practices
        General Networking Security Recommendations
        Labeling Networking Components
        Document and Check the vSphere VLAN Environment
        Adopting Sound Network Isolation Practices
        Use Virtual Switches With the vSphere Network Appliance API Only If Required
    Best Practices Involving Multiple vSphere Components
      Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
        Synchronize ESXi Clocks with a Network Time Server
        Configuring Time Synchronization Settings in the vCenter Server Appliance
          Use VMware Tools Time Synchronization
          Add or Replace NTP Servers in the vCenter Server Appliance Configuration
          Synchronize the Time in the vCenter Server Appliance with an NTP Server
      Storage Security Best Practices
        Securing iSCSI Storage
          Securing iSCSI Devices
          Protecting an iSCSI SAN
        Masking and Zoning SAN Resources
        Using Kerberos for NFS 4.1
      Verify That Sending Host Performance Data to Guests is Disabled
      Setting Timeouts for the ESXi Shell and vSphere Web Client
    Managing TLS Protocol Configuration with the TLS Configurator Utility
      Ports That Support Disabling TLS Versions
      Disabling TLS Versions in vSphere
      Install the TLS Configuration Utility
      Perform an Optional Manual Backup
      Disable TLS Versions on vCenter Server Systems
      Disable TLS Versions on ESXi Hosts
      Disable TLS Versions on Platform Services Controller Systems
      Revert TLS Configuration Changes
      Disable TLS Versions on vSphere Update Manager
        Disable Earlier TLS Versions for Update Manager Port 9087
        Disable Earlier TLS Versions for Update Manager Port 8084
        Reenable Disabled TLS Versions for Update Manager Port 9087
        Reenable Disabled TLS Versions for Update Manager Port 8084
    Defined Privileges
      Alarms Privileges
      Auto Deploy and Image Profile Privileges
      Certificates Privileges
      Content Library Privileges
      Cryptographic Operations Privileges
      Datacenter Privileges
      Datastore Privileges
      Datastore Cluster Privileges
      Distributed Switch Privileges
      ESX Agent Manager Privileges
      Extension Privileges
      Folder Privileges
      Global Privileges
      Host CIM Privileges
      Host Configuration Privileges
      Host Inventory
      Host Local Operations Privileges
      Host vSphere Replication Privileges
      Host Profile Privileges
      Network Privileges
      Performance Privileges
      Permissions Privileges
      Profile-driven Storage Privileges
      Resource Privileges
      Scheduled Task Privileges
      Sessions Privileges
      Storage Views Privileges
      Tasks Privileges
      Transfer Service Privileges
      Virtual Machine Configuration Privileges
      Virtual Machine Guest Operations Privileges
      Virtual Machine Interaction Privileges
      Virtual Machine Inventory Privileges
      Virtual Machine Provisioning Privileges
      Virtual Machine Service Configuration Privileges
      Virtual Machine Snapshot Management Privileges
      Virtual Machine vSphere Replication Privileges
      dvPort Group Privileges
      vApp Privileges
      vServices Privileges
      vSphere Tagging Privileges
  vSphere Resource Management
    Getting Started with Resource Management
      Resource Types
      Resource Providers
      Resource Consumers
      Goals of Resource Management
    Configuring Resource Allocation Settings
      Resource Allocation Shares
      Resource Allocation Reservation
      Resource Allocation Limit
      Resource Allocation Settings Suggestions
      Edit Resource Settings
      Changing Resource Allocation Settings—Example
      Admission Control
    CPU Virtualization Basics
      Software-Based CPU Virtualization
      Hardware-Assisted CPU Virtualization
      Virtualization and Processor-Specific Behavior
      Performance Implications of CPU Virtualization
    Administering CPU Resources
      View Processor Information
      Specifying CPU Configuration
      Multicore Processors
      Hyperthreading
        Hyperthreading and ESXi Hosts
        Enable Hyperthreading
      Using CPU Affinity
        Assign a Virtual Machine to a Specific Processor
        Potential Issues with CPU Affinity
      Host Power Management Policies
        Select a CPU Power Management Policy
        Configure Custom Policy Parameters for Host Power Management
    Memory Virtualization Basics
      Virtual Machine Memory
      Memory Overcommitment
      Memory Sharing
      Types of Memory Virtualization
        Software-Based Memory Virtualization
        Hardware-Assisted Memory Virtualization
    Administering Memory Resources
      Understanding Memory Overhead
        Overhead Memory on Virtual Machines
      How ESXi Hosts Allocate Memory
        Memory Tax for Idle Virtual Machines
        VMX Swap Files
      Memory Reclamation
        Memory Balloon Driver
      Using Swap Files
        Swap File Location
        Enable Host-Local Swap for a DRS Cluster
        Enable Host-Local Swap for a Standalone Host
        Swap Space and Memory Overcommitment
        Configure Virtual Machine Swapfile Properties for the Host
        Configure a Virtual Machine Swapfile Location for a Cluster
        Delete Swap Files
      Sharing Memory Across Virtual Machines
      Memory Compression
        Enable or Disable the Memory Compression Cache
        Set the Maximum Size of the Memory Compression Cache
      Measuring and Differentiating Types of Memory Usage
      Memory Reliability
        Correcting an Error Isolation Notification
      About System Swap
        Configure System Swap
    Configuring Virtual Graphics
      View GPU Statistics
      Add an NVIDIA GRID vGPU to a Virtual Machine
      Configuring Host Graphics
      Configuring Graphics Devices
    Managing Storage I/O Resources
      About Virtual Machine Storage Policies
      About I/O Filters
      Storage I/O Control Requirements
      Storage I/O Control Resource Shares and Limits
        View Storage I/O Control Shares and Limits
        Monitor Storage I/O Control Shares
      Set Storage I/O Control Resource Shares and Limits
      Enable Storage I/O Control
      Set Storage I/O Control Threshold Value
      Storage DRS Integration with Storage Profiles
    Managing Resource Pools
      Why Use Resource Pools?
      Create a Resource Pool
      Edit a Resource Pool
      Add a Virtual Machine to a Resource Pool
      Remove a Virtual Machine from a Resource Pool
      Remove a Resource Pool
      Resource Pool Admission Control
        Expandable Reservations Example 1
        Expandable Reservations Example 2
    Creating a DRS Cluster
      Admission Control and Initial Placement
        Single Virtual Machine Power On
        Group Power On
      Virtual Machine Migration
        DRS Migration Threshold
        Migration Recommendations
      DRS Cluster Requirements
        Shared Storage Requirements
        Shared VMFS Volume Requirements
        Processor Compatibility Requirements
        vMotion Requirements for DRS Clusters
      Configuring DRS with Virtual Flash
      Create a Cluster
      Edit Cluster Settings
      Set a Custom Automation Level for a Virtual Machine
      Disable DRS
      Restore a Resource Pool Tree
    Using DRS Clusters to Manage Resources
      Adding Hosts to a Cluster
        Add a Managed Host to a Cluster
        Add an Unmanaged Host to a Cluster
      Adding Virtual Machines to a Cluster
        Move a Virtual Machine to a Cluster
      Removing Virtual Machines from a Cluster
        Move a Virtual Machine Out of a Cluster
      Removing a Host from a Cluster
        Place a Host in Maintenance Mode
        Remove a Host from a Cluster
        Using Standby Mode
      DRS Cluster Validity
        Valid DRS Clusters
        Overcommitted DRS Clusters
        Invalid DRS Clusters
      Managing Power Resources
        Configure IPMI or iLO Settings for vSphere DPM
        Test Wake-on-LAN for vSphere DPM
        Enabling vSphere DPM for a DRS Cluster
          Automation Level
          vSphere DPM Threshold
          Host-Level Overrides
        Monitoring vSphere DPM
      Using DRS Affinity Rules
        Create a Host DRS Group
        Create a Virtual Machine DRS Group
        VM-VM Affinity Rules
          Create a VM-VM Affinity Rule
          VM-VM Affinity Rule Conflicts
        VM-Host Affinity Rules
          Create a VM-Host Affinity Rule
          Using VM-Host Affinity Rules
    Creating a Datastore Cluster
      Initial Placement and Ongoing Balancing
      Storage Migration Recommendations
      Create a Datastore Cluster
      Enable and Disable Storage DRS
      Set the Automation Level for Datastore Clusters
      Setting the Aggressiveness Level for Storage DRS
        Set Storage DRS Runtime Rules
      Datastore Cluster Requirements
      Adding and Removing Datastores from a Datastore Cluster
    Using Datastore Clusters to Manage Storage Resources
      Using Storage DRS Maintenance Mode
        Place a Datastore in Maintenance Mode
        Ignore Storage DRS Rules
      Applying Storage DRS Recommendations
        Refresh Storage DRS Recommendations
      Change Storage DRS Automation Level for a Virtual Machine
      Set Up Off-Hours Scheduling for Storage DRS
      Storage DRS Anti-Affinity Rules
        Create Inter-VM Anti-Affinity Rules
        Create Intra-VM Anti-Affinity Rules
        Override VMDK Affinity Rules
      Clear Storage DRS Statistics
      Storage vMotion Compatibility with Datastore Clusters
    Using NUMA Systems with ESXi
      What is NUMA?
        Challenges for Operating Systems
      How ESXi NUMA Scheduling Works
      VMware NUMA Optimization Algorithms and Settings
        Home Nodes and Initial Placement
        Dynamic Load Balancing and Page Migration
        Transparent Page Sharing Optimized for NUMA
      Resource Management in NUMA Architectures
      Using Virtual NUMA
        Virtual NUMA Controls
      Specifying NUMA Controls
        Associate Virtual Machines with Specific Processors
        Associate Memory Allocations with Specific NUMA Nodes Using Memory Affinity
        Associate Virtual Machines with Specified NUMA Nodes
    Advanced Attributes
      Set Advanced Host Attributes
        Advanced Memory Attributes
        Advanced NUMA Attributes
      Set Advanced Virtual Machine Attributes
        Advanced Virtual Machine Attributes
        Advanced Virtual NUMA Attributes
      Latency Sensitivity
        Adjust Latency Sensitivity
      About Reliable Memory
        View Reliable Memory
    Fault Definitions
      Virtual Machine is Pinned
      Virtual Machine not Compatible with any Host
      VM/VM DRS Rule Violated when Moving to another Host
      Host Incompatible with Virtual Machine
      Host has Virtual Machine that Violates VM/VM DRS Rules
      Host has Insufficient Capacity for Virtual Machine
      Host in Incorrect State
      Host has Insufficient Number of Physical CPUs for Virtual Machine
      Host has Insufficient Capacity for Each Virtual Machine CPU
      The Virtual Machine is in vMotion
      No Active Host in Cluster
      Insufficient Resources
      Insufficient Resources to Satisfy Configured Failover Level for HA
      No Compatible Hard Affinity Host
      No Compatible Soft Affinity Host
      Soft Rule Violation Correction Disallowed
      Soft Rule Violation Correction Impact
    DRS Troubleshooting Information
      Cluster Problems
        Load Imbalance on Cluster
        Cluster is Yellow
        Cluster is Red Because of Inconsistent Resource Pool
        Cluster is Red Because Failover Capacity is Violated
        No Hosts are Powered Off When Total Cluster Load is Low
        Hosts are Powered Off When Total Cluster Load is High
        DRS Seldom or Never Performs vMotion Migrations
      Host Problems
        DRS Recommends Host be Powered On to Increase Capacity When Total Cluster Load Is Low
        Total Cluster Load Is High
        Total Cluster Load Is Low
        DRS Does Not Evacuate a Host Requested to Enter Maintenance or Standby Mode
        DRS Does Not Move Any Virtual Machines onto a Host
        DRS Does Not Move Any Virtual Machines from a Host
      Virtual Machine Problems
        Insufficient CPU or Memory Resources
        VM/VM DRS Rule or VM/Host DRS Rule Violated
        Virtual Machine Power On Operation Fails
        DRS Does Not Move the Virtual Machine
  vSphere Availability
    Updated Information for vSphere Availability
    Business Continuity and Minimizing Downtime
      Reducing Planned Downtime
      Preventing Unplanned Downtime
      vSphere HA Provides Rapid Recovery from Outages
      vSphere Fault Tolerance Provides Continuous Availability
      Protecting the vCenter Server Appliance with vCenter High Availability
      Protecting vCenter Server with VMware Service Lifecycle Manager
    Creating and Using vSphere HA Clusters
      How vSphere HA Works
        Master and Slave Hosts
        Host Failure Types
        Determining Responses to Host Issues
        VM and Application Monitoring
        VM Component Protection
        Network Partitions
        Datastore Heartbeating
        vSphere HA Security
      vSphere HA Admission Control
        Cluster Resources Percentage Admission Control
        Slot Policy Admission Control
        Dedicated Failover Hosts Admission Control
      vSphere HA Interoperability
        Using vSphere HA with Virtual SAN
        Using vSphere HA and DRS Together
          vSphere HA and DRS Affinity Rules
        Other vSphere HA Interoperability Issues
      Creating a vSphere HA Cluster
        vSphere HA Checklist
        Create a vSphere HA Cluster
      Configuring vSphere Availability Settings
        Configuring Responses to Failures
          Respond to Host Failure
          Respond to Host Isolation
          Configure VMCP Responses
          Enable VM Monitoring
        Configure Proactive HA
        Configure Admission Control
        Configure Heartbeat Datastores
        Set Advanced Options
          vSphere HA Advanced Options
          Customize an Individual Virtual Machine
      Best Practices for vSphere HA Clusters
        Best Practices for Networking
        Best Practices for Interoperability
        Best Practices for Cluster Monitoring
    Providing Fault Tolerance for Virtual Machines
      How Fault Tolerance Works
      Fault Tolerance Use Cases
      Fault Tolerance Requirements, Limits, and Licensing
      Fault Tolerance Interoperability
        vSphere Features not Supported with Fault Tolerance
        Features and Devices Incompatible with Fault Tolerance
        Using Fault Tolerance with DRS
      Preparing Your Cluster and Hosts for Fault Tolerance
        Fault Tolerance Checklist
        Configure Networking for Host Machines
        Create Cluster and Check Compliance
      Using Fault Tolerance
        Validation Checks for Turning On Fault Tolerance
        Turn On Fault Tolerance
        Turn Off Fault Tolerance
        Suspend Fault Tolerance
        Migrate Secondary
        Test Failover
        Test Restart Secondary
        Upgrade Hosts Used for Fault Tolerance
      Best Practices for Fault Tolerance
      Legacy Fault Tolerance
    vCenter High Availability
      Plan the vCenter HA Deployment
        vCenter Architecture Overview
        vCenter HA Hardware and Software Requirements
        vCenter HA Deployment Options
        Configuration Workflow Overview
      Configure the Network
      Configure vCenter HA With the Basic Option
      Configure vCenter HA With the Advanced Option
        Create and Configure a Second NIC on the vCenter Server Appliance
        Start the Advanced Configuration Process
        Create and Configure the Clones of the Active Node
        Complete the vCenter HA Advanced Configuration
      Manage the vCenter HA Configuration
        Set Up SNMP Traps
        Set Up Your Environment to Use Custom Certificates
        Manage vCenter HA SSH Keys
        Initiate a vCenter HA Failover
        Edit the vCenter HA Cluster Configuration
        Perform Backup and Restore Operations
        Remove a vCenter HA Configuration
        Reboot All vCenter HA Nodes
        Change the Appliance Environment
        Collecting Support Bundles for a vCenter HA Node
      Troubleshoot Your vCenter HA Environment
        vCenter HA Clone Operation Fails During Deployment
        vCenter HA Deployment Fails with an Error
        Troubleshooting a Degraded vCenter HA Cluster
        Recovering from Isolated vCenter HA Nodes
        Resolving Failover Failures
      Patching a vCenter High Availability Environment
    Using Microsoft Clustering Service for vCenter Server on Windows High Availability
      Benefits and Limitations of Using MSCS
      Upgrade vCenter Server in an MSCS Environment
      Configure MSCS for High Availability
  vSphere Monitoring and Performance
    Updated Information
    Monitoring Inventory Objects with Performance Charts
      Performance Chart Types
      Data Counters
      Metric Groups in vSphere
      Data Collection Intervals
      Data Collection Levels
      View Performance Charts
      Performance Charts Options Available Under the View Menu
      Overview Performance Charts
        Clusters
          CPU (Cluster)
          CPU (Resource Pools, VMs, & Hosts)
          Disk (Hosts)
          Memory (Consumed, Total)
          Memory (Data Counters)
          Memory (Resource Pools, VMs, & Hosts)
          Network (Hosts)
        Datacenters
          CPU (Clusters)
          Memory (Clusters)
          Disk Space (Datastores)
          Disk Space (File Types)
        Datastores and Datastore Clusters
          Disk Space (Data Counters)
          Disk Space (File Types)
          Disk Space (Datastores)
          Disk Space (Virtual Machines)
          Storage I/O Control Normalized Latency
          Storage I/O Control Aggregate IOPs
          Storage I/O Control Activity
          Average Device Latency per Host
          Maximum Queue Depth per Host
          Read IOPs per Host
          Write IOPs per Host
          Average Read Latency per Virtual Machine Disk
          Average Write Latency per Virtual Machine Disk
          Read IOPs per Virtual Machine Disk
          Write IOPs per Virtual Machine Disk
          Virtual Machine Observed Latency per Datastore
        Hosts
          CPU (%)
          CPU (MHz)
          CPU (Virtual Machines)
          Disk (Sum)
          Disk (Rate)
          Disk Requests (Number)
          Disk (Number)
          Disk (Latency)
          Disk (Virtual Machines)
          Memory (Usage)
          Memory (Balloon)
          Memory (Swap Rate)
          Memory (Data Counters)
          Memory (Virtual Machines)
          Network (Usage)
          Network (Rate)
          Network (Packets)
          Network (Virtual Machines)
        Resource Pools
          CPU (Usage)
          CPU (Virtual Machines)
          Memory (Used)
          Memory (Virtual Machines)
          Memory (Data Counters)
        vApps
          CPU (Usage)
          CPU (Virtual Machines)
          Memory (Used)
          Memory (Virtual Machines)
        Virtual Machines
          CPU (%)
          CPU Usage (MHz)
          Disk (Average)
          Disk (Rate)
          Disk (Number)
          Virtual Disk Requests (Number)
          Virtual Disk Rate (KBps)
          Memory (Usage)
          Memory (Balloon)
          Memory (Swap Rate)
          Memory (Data Counters)
          Network (Usage)
          Network (Rate)
          Network (Packets)
          Disk Space (Data Counters)
          Disk Space (Datastores)
          Disk Space (File Types)
          Fault Tolerance Performance Counters
            CPU (MHz)
            CPU System Time for vCPU (%)
            CPU Used Time for vCPU (%)
            Memory Active (MB)
            Memory Swapout (MB)
      Working with Advanced and Custom Charts
        View Advanced Performance Charts
        Change Advanced Chart Settings
        Create a Custom Advanced Chart
        Delete a Custom Advanced Chart View
        Save Chart Data to a File
      Troubleshoot and Enhance Performance
        Solutions for Consistently High CPU Usage
        Solutions for Memory Performance Problems
        Solutions for Storage Performance Problems
        Solutions for Disk Performance Problems
        Solutions for Poor Network Performance
        Empty Performance Charts
    Monitoring Guest Operating System Performance
      Enable Statistics Collection for Guest Operating System Performance Analysis
      View Performance Statistics for Windows Guest Operating Systems
    Monitoring Host Health Status
      Monitor Hardware Health Status
      Reset Health Status Sensors
    Monitoring Events, Alarms, and Automated Actions
      View Events
      View System Logs
      Export Events Data
      Streaming Events to a Remote Syslog Server
        Redirect vCenter Server Appliance Log Files to Another Machine
        Configure Streaming of Events to a Remote Syslog Server
      Retention of Events in the vCenter Server Database
        Configure Database Settings
      View Triggered Alarms and Alarm Definitions
      Live Refresh of Recent Tasks and Alarms
      Set an Alarm
        Create or Edit Alarms
        Specify Alarm Name, Description, and Type
        Specify How a Condition-Based or State-Based Alarm is Triggered
        Specify How an Event-Based Alarm is Triggered
        Specify Alarm Actions
          Send Email as an Alarm Action
            vCenter Server Email Agent Notifications
          Send SNMP Traps as an Alarm
            SNMP Trap Notifications
          Run a Script or a Command as an Alarm Action
            Alarm Environment Variables for Scripts
            Alarm Command-Line Parameters
      Acknowledge Triggered Alarms
      Reset Triggered Event Alarms
      Preconfigured vSphere Alarms
    Monitoring Solutions with the vCenter Solutions Manager
      View Solutions and vServices
      Monitoring Agents
      Monitoring vServices
    Monitoring the Health of Services and Nodes
      View the Health Status of Services and Nodes
    Performance Monitoring Utilities: resxtop and esxtop
      Using the esxtop Utility
      Using the resxtop Utility
      Using esxtop or resxtop in Interactive Mode
        Interactive Mode Command-Line Options
          Common Statistics Description
          Statistics Columns and Order Pages
          Interactive Mode Single-Key Commands
        CPU Panel
        CPU Power Panel
        Memory Panel
        Storage Adapter Panel
        Storage Device Panel
        Virtual Machine Storage Panel
        Network Panel
        Interrupt Panel
      Using Batch Mode
        Prepare for Batch Mode
        Use esxtop or resxtop in Batch Mode
        Batch Mode Command-Line Options
      Using Replay Mode
        Prepare for Replay Mode
        Use esxtop in Replay Mode
        Replay Mode Command-Line Options
    Using the vimtop Plug-In to Monitor the Resource Usage of Services
      Monitor Services by Using vimtop in Interactive Mode
      Interactive Mode Command-Line Options
      Interactive Mode Single-Key Commands for vimtop
    Monitoring Networked Devices with SNMP and vSphere
      Using SNMP Traps with vCenter Server
        Configure SNMP Settings for vCenter Server
      Configure SNMP for ESXi
        Configure the SNMP Agent for Polling
        Configure ESXi for SNMP v1 and v2c
          Configure SNMP Communities
          Configure the SNMP Agent to Send SNMP v1 or v2c Notifications
        Configure ESXi for SNMP v3
          Configure the SNMP Engine ID
          Configure SNMP Authentication and Privacy Protocols
          Configure SNMP Users
          Configure SNMP v3 Targets
        Configure the Source of Hardware Events Received by the SNMP Agent
        Configure the SNMP Agent to Filter Notifications
        Configure SNMP Management Client Software
      SNMP Diagnostics
      Monitor Guest Operating Systems with SNMP
      VMware MIB Files
      SNMPv2 Diagnostic Counters
    System Log Files
      View System Log Entries
      View System Logs on an ESXi Host
      System Logs
        ESXi System Logs
        vSphere Web Client Logs
      Export System Log Files
      ESXi Log Files
      Upload Logs Package to a VMware Service Request
      Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
      Configuring Logging Levels for the Guest Operating System
        Change the Number of Virtual Machine Log Files
        Control When to Switch to New Virtual Machine Log Files
      Collecting Log Files
        Set Verbose Logging
        Collect vSphere Log Files
        Collect ESXi Log Files
        ESXi Log File Locations
        Configure Log Filtering on ESXi Hosts
        Turn Off Compression for vpxd Log Files
        ESXi VMkernel Files
      Viewing Log Files with the Log Browser
        Enable the Log Browser Plug-In on the vCenter Server Appliance
        Enable the Log Browser Plug-In on a vCenter Server Instance That Runs on Windows
        Retrieve Logs
        Search Log Files
        Filter Log Files
        Create Advanced Log Filters
        Adjust Log Times
        Export Logs from the Log Browser
        Compare Log Files
        Manage Logs Using the Log Browser
        Browse Log Files from Different Objects
  vSphere Single Host Management - VMware Host Client
    Updated Information
    VMware Host Client Overview
      VMware Host Client System Requirements
      Using the VMware Host Client
        Start the VMware Host Client and Log In
        Log Out of the VMware Host Client
        Configuring Customer Experience Improvement Program
          Categories of Information That VMware Receives
          Leave and Rejoin the Customer Experience Improvement Program in the VMware Host Client
    Host Management with the VMware Host Client
      Managing System Settings in the VMware Host Client
        Manage Advanced Settings in the VMware Host Client
        Change Autostart Configuration in the VMware Host Client
        Edit Time Configuration of an ESXi Host in the VMware Host Client
      Managing Hardware for an ESXi Host by Using the VMware Host Client
        Host Power Management Policies
        Change Power Management Policies in the VMware Host Client
      Licensing for ESXi Hosts
        View Licensing Information About the VMware Host Client Environment
        Assign a License Key to an ESXi Host in the VMware Host Client
        Remove a License from an ESXi Host in the VMware Host Client
      Manage Services in the VMware Host Client
      Managing Security and Users for an ESXi Host by Using the VMware Host Client
        Managing Host Authentication by Using the VMware Host Client
          Join an ESXi Host to a Directory Service Domain by Using the VMware Host Client
          Using Active Directory to Manage ESXi Users
          Using vSphere Authentication Proxy
        Managing Host Certificates by Using the VMware Host Client
          View Certificate Details for an ESXi Host in the VMware Host Client
          Import a New Certificate for an ESXi Host in the VMware Host Client
        Managing Users with the VMware Host Client
          Add an ESXi User in the VMware Host Client
          Update an ESXi User in the VMware Host Client
          Remove a Local ESXi User from a Host in the VMware Host Client
        Managing ESXi Roles in the VMware Host Client
          Add a Role in the VMware Host Client
          Update a Role in the VMware Host Client
          Remove a Role in the VMware Host Client
      Managing Hosts in vCenter Server
        Update Your VMware Host Client Environment to the Latest Version
        Unable to Connect from the VMware Host Client to an ESXi Host after Upgrading to ESXi 6.0 or Later
        Switch to the vSphere Web Client
        Disconnect an ESXi Host from vCenter Server by Using the VMware Host Client
      Reboot or Shut Down an ESXi Host in the VMware Host Client
      Using the ESXi Shell
        Enable the Secure Shell (SSH) in the VMware Host Client
        Enable the ESXi Console Shell in the VMware Host Client
      Place a Host in Maintenance Mode in the VMware Host Client
      Managing Permissions in the VMware Host Client
        Permission Validation
        Assign Permissions to a User for an ESXi Host in the VMware Host Client
        Remove Permissions for a User in the VMware Host Client
        Assign a User Permissions for a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Remove Permissions for a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
      Generate a Support Bundle in the VMware Host Client
      Lockdown Mode
        Put an ESXi Host in Normal Lockdown Mode by Using the VMware Host Client
        Put an ESXi Host in Strict Lockdown Mode by Using the VMware Host Client
        Exit Lockdown Mode by Using the VMware Host Client
        Specify Lockdown Mode Exception Users in the VMware Host Client
      Administering CPU Resources by Using the VMware Host Client
        View Processor Information by Using the VMware Host Client
        Assign a Virtual Machine to a Specific Processor in the VMware Host Client
      Monitoring an ESXi Host in the VMware Host Client
        View Charts in the VMware Host Client
        Monitor Hardware Health Status in the VMware Host Client
        View Events in the VMware Host Client
        View Tasks in the VMware Host Client
        View System Logs in the VMware Host Client
        View Notifications in the VMware Host Client
    Virtual Machine Management with the VMware Host Client
      Creating a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Start the Virtual Machine Creation Process in the VMware Host Client
        Select a Method for Adding a New Virtual Machine on the Host with the VMware Host Client
        Select a Name and a Guest Operating System for the Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Select a Storage for Your Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Customize the Virtual Machine Settings in the VMware Host Client
        Complete Virtual Machine Creation in the VMware Host Client
      Deploying a Virtual Machine from an OVF or OVA File in the VMware Host Client
        OVF and OVA Limitations for the VMware Host Client
        Deploy a Virtual Machine from an OVF or OVA File in the VMware Host Client
        Select OVF and VMDK, or OVA Files to Deploy in the VMware Host Client
        Select Storage in the VMware Host Client
        Complete the Deployment of a Virtual Machine from an OVF or OVA File in the VMware Host Client
      Registering Existing Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client
        Register an Existing Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Select a Virtual Machine to Register in the VMware Host Client
        Complete Virtual Machine Registration in the VMware Host Client
      Using Consoles in the VMware Host Client
        Open a Virtual Machine Console in the VMware Host Client
        About VMware Remote Console
          Install the VMware Remote Console Application in the VMware Host Client
          Launch Remote Console for a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
      Managing a Guest Operating System in the VMware Host Client
        Shut Down and Restart a Guest Operating System by Using the VMware Host Client
        Change the Guest Operating System in the VMware Host Client
        Introduction to VMware Tools
          Installing VMware Tools
          Install VMware Tools from the VMware Host Client
          Upgrade VMware Tools in the VMware Host Client
      Configuring a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Check the Hardware Version of a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Change the Name of a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        View the Location of the Virtual Machine Configuration File in the VMware Host Client
        Configure the Virtual Machine Power States in the VMware Host Client
        Edit the Configuration File Parameters in the VMware Host Client
        Configure Autostart for a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Upgrade Virtual Machine Compatibility by Using the VMware Host Client
        Virtual CPU Configuration
          Virtual CPU Limitations
          Configuring Multicore Virtual CPUs
          Change the Number of Virtual CPUs in the VMware Host Client
          Allocate CPU Resources in the VMware Host Client
        Virtual Memory Configuration
          Change the Memory Configuration of a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
          Allocate Memory Resources to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
          Change Memory Hot Add Settings in the VMware Host Client
        Network Virtual Machine Configuration
          Network Adapter Types
          Network Adapters and Legacy Virtual Machines
          Change the Configuration of the Virtual Network Adapter in the VMware Host Client
          Add a Network Adapter to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Virtual Disk Configuration
          About Virtual Disk Provisioning Policies
          Change the Virtual Disk Configuration in the VMware Host Client
          Add a New Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
          Add an Existing Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
          Use Disk Shares to Prioritize Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client
        Virtual Machine Controller Configuration in the VMware Host Client
          Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
          Add SCSI Controllers in the VMware Host Client
          Change the SCSI Bus Sharing Configuration in the VMware Host Client
          Change the SCSI Controller Type in the VMware Host Client
          About VMware Paravirtual SCSI Controllers
          Add a Paravirtual SCSI Controller in the VMware Host Client
          Add a SATA Controller to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Other Virtual Machine Device Configuration in the VMware Host Client
          Add a CD or DVD Drive to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
          Add a Floppy Drive to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
          Parallel and Serial Port Configuration in the VMware Host Client
            Add a Serial Port to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
            Add a Parallel Port to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
          Add a Sound Controller to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
          Add a USB Device to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
      Managing Virtual Machines in the VMware Host Client
        Access a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Use Virtual Machine Column Configuration in the VMware Host Client
        Remove Virtual Machines from a Host in the VMware Host Client
        Remove Virtual Machines from the Datastore in the VMware Host Client
        Register a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Using Snapshots To Manage Virtual Machines
          Snapshot Files
          Snapshot Limitations
          Taking Snapshots of a Virtual Machine
            Take a Snapshot in the VMware Host Client
          Restoring Snapshots
            Revert to a Snapshot in the VMware Host Client
          Deleting Snapshots
            Delete a Snapshot in the VMware Host Client
          Managing Snapshots with the VMware Host Client
      Monitoring a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        View Virtual Machine Performance Charts in the VMware Host Client
        View Virtual Machine Events in the VMware Host Client
        View Virtual Machine Tasks in the VMware Host Client
        View Virtual Machine Log Browser in the VMware Host Client
        View Virtual Machine Notifications in the VMware Host Client
    Managing Storage in the VMware Host Client
      Working with Datastores in the VMware Host Client
        View Datastore Information in the VMware Host Client
        Creating a VMFS Datastore in the VMware Host Client
          Start the VMFS Datastore Creation Process in the VMware Host Client
          Select a Method for Adding a New Datastore to the Host in the VMware Host Client
          Select a Device on Which to Add a VMFS Datastore in the VMware Host Client
          Select Partitioning Options in the VMware Host Client
          Complete Datastore Creation Process in the VMware Host Client
        Increasing VMFS Datastore Capacity
          Increase an Existing VMFS Datastore in the VMware Host Client
          Select the Datastore You Want to Increase in the VMware Host Client
          Select a Device on Which to Create a New VMFS Partition in the VMware Host Client
          Select Partitioning Options in the VMware Host Client
          Complete Datastore Increase Process in the VMware Host Client
        Mounting a Network File System Datastore in the VMware Host Client
          Understanding Network File System Datastores
          NFS Storage Guidelines and Requirements
          Mount an NFS Datastore in the VMware Host Client
          Provide NFS Details
          Complete the NFS Datastore Mounting Process in the VMware Host Client
        Unmount a Datastore in the VMware Host Client
        Unmounting or Removing Datastore Fails
        Using Datastore File Browser in the VMware Host Client
          Upload Files to a Datastore in the VMware Host Client
          Download Files from a Datastore to Your System in the VMware Host Client
          Delete Files from a Datastore in the VMware Host Client
          Move Datastore Folders or Files in the VMware Host Client
          Copy Datastore Folders or Files in the VMware Host Client
          Create a New Datastore Directory in the VMware Host Client
        Rename a Datastore in the VMware Host Client
        Delete a VMFS Datastore in the VMware Host Client
        Storage Hardware Acceleration
          Disable Hardware Acceleration for Block Storage Devices in the VMware Host Client
        Storage Thin Provisioning in the VMware Host Client
          Create Thin Provisioned Virtual Disks in the VMware Host Client
          View Virtual Machine Storage Resources in the VMware Host Client
          Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine in VMware Host Client
      Managing Storage Adapters in the VMware Host Client
        View Storage Adapters in the VMware Host Client
        Configuring Software iSCSI Adapters in the VMware Host Client
          Setting Up iSCSI Network
          Enable iSCSI for an ESXi Host in the VMware Host Client
          Best Practices for Configuring Networking with Software iSCSI
          Add Port Binding in the VMware Host Client
          Remove Port Binding in the VMware Host Client
          Configuring Discovery Addresses for iSCSI Adapters
            Set Up a Static Target in the VMware Host Client
            Set up a Dynamic Target in the VMware Host Client
          Edit Advanced Settings for iSCSI in the VMware Host Client
          Set Up CHAP Authentication for an iSCSI Adapter in the VMware Host Client
      Managing Storage Devices in the VMware Host Client
        View Storage Devices in the VMware Host Client
        Clear a Device Partition Table in the VMware Host Client
        Edit Individual Device Partitions in the VMware Host Client
      Monitoring Storage in the VMware Host Client
        Monitor Datastores in the VMware Host Client
      Performing Storage Refresh and Rescan Operations in the VMware Host Client
        Perform Adapter Rescan in the VMware Host Client
        Perform Device Rescan in the VMware Host Client
        Change the Number of Scanned Storage Devices in the VMware Host Client
    Networking in the VMware Host Client
      Managing Port Groups in the VMware Host Client
        View Port Group Information in the VMware Host Client
        Add a Virtual Machine Port Group in the VMware Host Client
        Editing Port Group Settings in the VMware Host Client
          Edit Port Group Settings in the VMware Host Client
        Remove a Virtual Machine Port Group in the VMware Host Client
      Managing Virtual Switches in the VMware Host Client
        View Virtual Switch Information in the VMware Host Client
        Add a Standard Virtual Switch in the VMware Host Client
        Remove a Standard Virtual Switch in the VMware Host Client
        Add a Physical Uplink to a Virtual Switch in the VMware Host Client
        Edit Virtual Switch Settings in the VMware Host Client
      Managing Physical Network Adapters in the VMware Host Client
        View Physical Network Adapter Information in the VMware Host Client
        Edit Physical NICs in the VMware Host Client
      Managing VMkernel Network Adapters in the VMware Host Client
        View VMkernel Network Adapter Information in the VMware Host Client
        Add a VMkernel Network Adapter in the VMware Host Client
        Edit VMkernel Network Adapter Settings in the VMware Host Client
        Remove a VMkernel Network Adapter in the VMware Host Client
      View TCP/IP Stack Configuration on a Host in the VMware Host Client
      Change the Configuration of a TCP/IP Stack on a Host in the VMware Host Client
      Configuring ESXi Firewall in the VMware Host Client
        Manage ESXi Firewall Settings by Using the VMware Host Client
        Add Allowed IP Addresses for an ESXi Host by Using the VMware Host Client
      Monitoring Networking Events and Tasks in the VMware Host Client
        Monitor Port Groups in the VMware Host Client
        Monitor Virtual Switches in the VMware Host Client
        Monitor Physical Network Adapters in the VMware Host Client
        Monitor VMkernel Network Adapters in the VMware Host Client
        Monitor TCP/IP Stacks in the VMware Host Client
  vSphere Troubleshooting
    Troubleshooting Overview
      Guidelines for Troubleshooting
        Identifying Symptoms
        Defining the Problem Space
        Testing Possible Solutions
      Troubleshooting with Logs
    Troubleshooting Virtual Machines
      Troubleshooting Fault Tolerant Virtual Machines
        Hardware Virtualization Not Enabled
        Compatible Hosts Not Available for Secondary VM
        Secondary VM on Overcommitted Host Degrades Performance of Primary VM
        Increased Network Latency Observed in FT Virtual Machines
        Some Hosts Are Overloaded with FT Virtual Machines
        Losing Access to FT Metadata Datastore
        Turning On vSphere FT for Powered-On VM Fails
        FT Virtual Machines not Placed or Evacuated by vSphere DRS
        Fault Tolerant Virtual Machine Failovers
      Troubleshooting USB Passthrough Devices
        Error Message When You Try to Migrate Virtual Machine with USB Devices Attached
        Cannot Copy Data From an ESXi Host to a USB Device That Is Connected to the Host
      Recover Orphaned Virtual Machines
      Virtual Machine Does Not Power On After Cloning or Deploying from Template
    Troubleshooting Hosts
      Troubleshooting vSphere HA Host States
        vSphere HA Agent Is in the Agent Unreachable State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Uninitialized State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Initialization Error State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Uninitialization Error State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Host Failed State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Network Partitioned State
        vSphere HA Agent is in the Network Isolated State
        Configuration of vSphere HA on Hosts Times Out
      Troubleshooting vSphere Auto Deploy
        vSphere Auto Deploy TFTP Timeout Error at Boot Time
        vSphere Auto Deploy Host Boots with Wrong Configuration
        Host Is Not Redirected to vSphere Auto Deploy Server
        Package Warning Message When You Assign an Image Profile to a vSphere Auto Deploy Host
        vSphere Auto Deploy Host with a Built-In USB Flash Drive Does Not Send Coredumps to Local Disk
        vSphere Auto Deploy Host Reboots After Five Minutes
        vSphere Auto Deploy Host Cannot Contact TFTP Server
        vSphere Auto Deploy Host Cannot Retrieve ESXi Image from vSphere Auto Deploy Server
        vSphere Auto Deploy Host Does Not Get a DHCP Assigned Address
        vSphere Auto Deploy Host Does Not Network Boot
        Recovering from Database Corruption on the vSphere Auto Deploy Server
      Authentication Token Manipulation Error
      Active Directory Rule Set Error Causes Host Profile Compliance Failure
      Unable to Download VIBs When Using vCenter Server Reverse Proxy
    Troubleshooting vCenter Server and the vSphere Web Client
      Troubleshooting vCenter Server
        vCenter Server Upgrade Fails When Unable to Stop Tomcat Service
        Microsoft SQL Database Set to Unsupported Compatibility Mode Causes vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade to Fail
      Troubleshooting the vSphere Web Client
        vCenter Server System Does Not Appear in vSphere Web Client Inventory
        Unable to Start the Virtual Machine Console
      Troubleshooting vCenter Server and ESXi Host Certificates
        vCenter Server Cannot Connect to Managed Hosts
        New vCenter Server Certificate Does Not Appear to Load
        Cannot Configure vSphere HA When Using Custom SSL Certificates
    Troubleshooting Availability
      Troubleshooting vSphere HA Admission Control
        Red Cluster Due to Insufficient Failover Resources
        Unable to Power On Virtual Machine Due to Insufficient Failover Resources
        Fewer Available Slots Shown than Expected
      Troubleshooting Heartbeat Datastores
        User-Preferred Datastore is Not Chosen
        Unmounting or Removing Datastore Fails
      Troubleshooting vSphere HA Failure Response
        Incorrect Virtual Machine Protection State
        Virtual Machine Restart Fails
      Troubleshooting vSphere Fault Tolerance in Network Partitions
        Primary VM Remains in the Need Secondary State
        Role Switch Behavior Problems
      Troubleshooting VM Component Protection
        Datastore Inaccessibility Is Not Resolved for a VM
    Troubleshooting Resource Management
      Troubleshooting Storage DRS
        Storage DRS is Disabled on a Virtual Disk
        Datastore Cannot Enter Maintenance Mode
        Storage DRS Cannot Operate on a Datastore
        Moving Multiple Virtual Machines into a Datastore Cluster Fails
        Storage DRS Generates Fault During Virtual Machine Creation
        Storage DRS is Enabled on a Virtual Machine Deployed from an OVF Template
        Storage DRS Rule Violation Fault Is Displayed Multiple Times
        Storage DRS Rules Not Deleted from Datastore Cluster
        Alternative Storage DRS Placement Recommendations Are Not Generated
        Applying Storage DRS Recommendations Fails
      Troubleshooting Storage I/O Control
        Unsupported Host Connected to Datastore
        Unmanaged Workload Detected on Datastore
        Unable to View Performance Charts for Datastore
        Cannot Enable Storage I/O Control on Datastore
    Troubleshooting Storage
      Resolving SAN Storage Display Problems
        Resolving Fibre Channel Storage Display Problems
        Resolving iSCSI Storage Display Problems
      Resolving SAN Performance Problems
        Excessive SCSI Reservations Cause Slow Host Performance
        Path Thrashing Causes Slow LUN Access
        Increased Latency for I/O Requests Slows Virtual Machine Performance
          Adjust Queue Depth for QLogic, Emulex, and Brocade HBAs
          Adjust Maximum Queue Depth for Software iSCSI
          Change the Outstanding IO Requests Setting
      Virtual Machines with RDMs Need to Ignore SCSI INQUIRY Cache
      Software iSCSI Adapter Is Enabled When Not Needed
      Failure to Mount NFS Datastores
      Troubleshooting Storage Adapters
      Checking Metadata Consistency with VOMA
      No Failover for Storage Path When TUR Command Is Unsuccessful
      Troubleshooting Flash Devices
        Formatted Flash Devices Might Become Unavailable
          Keeping Flash Disks VMFS-Free
        Local Flash Disks Are Undetectable
          Mark Storage Devices as Flash
          Mark Storage Devices as Local
      Troubleshooting Virtual Volumes
        Virtual Volumes and esxcli Commands
        Virtual Datastore Is Inaccessible
        Failures When Migrating VMs or Deploying VM OVFs to Virtual Volumes Datastores
        Failed Attempts to Migrate VMs with Memory Snapshots to and from Virtual Datastores
      Troubleshooting VAIO Filters
        Handling I/O Filter Installation Failures
          Install I/O Filters on a Single ESXi Host
    Troubleshooting Networking
      Troubleshooting MAC Address Allocation
        Duplicate MAC Addresses of Virtual Machines on the Same Network
        Attempt to Power On a Virtual Machine Fails Due to a MAC Address Conflict
      The Conversion to the Enhanced LACP Support Fails
      Unable to Remove a Host from a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Hosts on a vSphere Distributed Switch 5.1 and Later Lose Connectivity to vCenter Server
      Hosts on vSphere Distributed Switch 5.0 and Earlier Lose Connectivity to vCenter Server
      Alarm for Loss of Network Redundancy on a Host
      Virtual Machines Lose Connectivity After Changing the Uplink Failover Order of a Distributed Port Group
      Unable to Add a Physical Adapter to a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Troubleshooting SR-IOV Enabled Workloads
        Virtual Machine That Uses an SR-IOV Virtual Function Fails to Power On Because the Host Is Out of Interrupt Vectors
        SR-IOV Enabled Workload Cannot Communicate After You Change Its MAC Address
      A Virtual Machine that Runs a VPN Client Causes Denial of Service for Virtual Machines on the Host or Across a vSphere HA Cluster
      Low Throughput for UDP Workloads on Windows Virtual Machines
      Virtual Machines on the Same Distributed Port Group and on Different Hosts Cannot Communicate with Each Other
      Attempt to Power On a Migrated vApp Fails Because the Associated Protocol Profile Is Missing
      Networking Configuration Operation Is Rolled Back and a Host Is Disconnected from vCenter Server
    Troubleshooting Licensing
      Troubleshooting Host Licensing
        Unable to Assign a License to an ESXi Host
        ESXi Host Disconnects from vCenter Server
      Unable to Power On a Virtual Machine
      Unable to Configure or Use a Feature
  VMware vSphere ESXi and vCenter Server 6.5 Documentation
  vSphere Installation and Setup
    Updated Information
    Introduction to vSphere Installation and Setup
      Overview of the vSphere Installation and Setup Process
      vCenter Server Components and Services
      Overview of the vCenter Server Appliance
      vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller Deployment Types
      Understanding vSphere Domains, Domain Names, and Sites
      Deployment Topologies with External Platform Services Controller Instances and High Availability
      Enhanced Linked Mode Overview
      About ESXi Evaluation and Licensed Modes
    Installing and Setting Up ESXi
      ESXi Requirements
        ESXi Hardware Requirements
        Supported Remote Management Server Models and Firmware Versions
        Recommendations for Enhanced ESXi Performance
        Incoming and Outgoing Firewall Ports for ESXi Hosts
        Required Free Space for System Logging
        VMware Host Client System Requirements
      Preparing for Installing ESXi
        Download the ESXi Installer
        Options for Installing ESXi
          Interactive ESXi Installation
          Scripted ESXi Installation
          vSphere Auto Deploy ESXi Installation
        Media Options for Booting the ESXi Installer
          Download and Burn the ESXi Installer ISO Image to a CD or DVD
          Format a USB Flash Drive to Boot the ESXi Installation or Upgrade
          Create a USB Flash Drive to Store the ESXi Installation Script or Upgrade Script
          Create an Installer ISO Image with a Custom Installation or Upgrade Script
          PXE Booting the ESXi Installer
            Sample DHCP Configurations
            PXELINUX Configuration Files
            PXE Boot Background Information
          Installing and Booting ESXi with Software FCoE
        Using Remote Management Applications
        Customizing Installations with vSphere ESXi Image Builder
          Understanding vSphere ESXi Image Builder
            vSphere ESXi Image Builder Overview
            Software Depots and Their Components
            vSphere ESXi Image Builder Cmdlets Overview
            Image Profiles
            Acceptance Levels
            Structure of ImageProfile, SoftwarePackage, and ImageProfileDiff Objects
          vSphere ESXi Image Builder Installation and Usage
            Install vSphere ESXi Image Builder and Prerequisite Software
            Configure the vSphere ESXi Image Builder Service Startup Type
            Using vSphere ESXi Image Builder Cmdlets
          Using vSphere ESXi Image Builder with the vSphere Web Client
            Add a Software Depot
            Import a Software Depot
            Clone an Image Profile
            Create an Image Profile
            Edit an Image Profile
            Compare Image Profiles
            Move an Image Profile to a Different Software Depot
            Export an Image Profile to ISO or Offline Bundle ZIP
          Using vSphere ESXi Image Builder with PowerCLI Cmdlets
            Clone an Image Profile
            Add VIBs to an Image Profile
            Export an Image Profile to ISO or Offline Bundle ZIP
            Preserve Image Profiles Across Sessions
            Compare Image Profiles
            Compare VIBs
            Working with Acceptance Levels
              Change the Host Acceptance Level
              Set the Image Profile Acceptance Level
          vSphere ESXi Image Builder Workflows
            Examine Depot Contents
            Create Image Profiles by Cloning Workflow
            Create New Image Profiles Workflow
            Edit Image Profiles Workflow
        Required Information for ESXi Installation
      Installing ESXi
        Installing ESXi  Interactively
          Install ESXi Interactively
          Install ESXi on a Software iSCSI Disk
        Installing or Upgrading Hosts by Using a Script
          Approaches for Scripted Installation
          Enter Boot Options to Start an Installation or Upgrade Script
            Boot Options
          About Installation and Upgrade Scripts
            About the Default ks.cfg Installation Script
            Locations Supported for the Installation Script
            Path to the Installation or Upgrade Script
            Installation and Upgrade Script Commands
            Disk Device Names
            About the boot.cfg File
          Install or Upgrade ESXi from a CD or DVD by Using a Script
          Install or Upgrade ESXi from a USB Flash Drive by Using a Script
          Performing a Scripted Installation or Upgrade of ESXi by Using PXE to Boot the Installer
        PXE Booting the ESXi Installer
          Overview of the PXE Boot Installation Process
          PXE Boot the ESXi Installer Using TFTP
          PXE Boot the ESXi Installer Using a Web Server
        Installing ESXi Using vSphere Auto Deploy
          Understanding vSphere Auto Deploy
            Introduction to vSphere Auto Deploy
            Rules and Rule Sets
            vSphere Auto Deploy Boot Process
            Overview of the vSphere Auto Deploy Process by Using the vSphere Web Client
            Overview of the vSphere Auto Deploy Process by Using PowerCLI
          Preparing for vSphere Auto Deploy
            Prepare Your System for vSphere Auto Deploy
            Using vSphere Auto Deploy Cmdlets
            Set Up Bulk Licensing
          Managing vSphere Auto Deploy with PowerCLI Cmdlets
            vSphere Auto Deploy PowerCLI Cmdlet Overview
            Assign an Image Profile to Hosts
            Write a Rule and Assign a Host Profile to Hosts
            Write a Rule and Assign a Host to a Folder or Cluster
            Configure a Stateless System by Running a Custom Script
            Test and Repair Rule Compliance
            Register a Caching Proxy Server Address with vSphere Auto Deploy
          Managing vSphere Auto Deploy with the vSphere Web Client
            Create a Deploy Rule
              Start the New Deploy Rule Wizard
              Name the Rule and Define Matching Criteria in the New Deploy Rule Wizard
              Select an Image Profile in the New Deploy Rule Wizard
              Select a Host Profile in the New Deploy Rule Wizard
              Select Host Location in the New Deploy Rule Wizard
              View the Summary of the New Deploy Rule Wizard
            Clone a Deploy Rule
              Start the Clone Deploy Rule Wizard
              Name the Rule and Define Matching Criteria in the Clone Deploy Rule Wizard
              Select an Image Profile in the Clone Deploy Rule Wizard
              Select a Host Profile in the Clone Deploy Rule Wizard
              Select Host Location in the Clone Deploy Rule
              View the Summary of the Clone Deploy Rule Wizard
            Editing a Deploy Rule
              Edit the Name and Matching Hosts of a Rule
              Edit a Rule to Assign a Different Image Profile to Hosts
              Edit a Rule to Assign a Different Host Profile to Hosts
              Edit the Host Location of a Rule
            Activate, Deactivate, and Reorder Deploy Rules
            View Host Associations
            Edit the Image Profile Association of a Host
            Remediate a Non-compliant Host
            Add a Host to the vSphere Auto Deploy Inventory
              Start the Add to Inventory Wizard
              Select an Image Profile in the Add to Inventory Wizard
              Select a Host Profile in the Add to Inventory Wizard
              Select a Host Location in the Add to Inventory Wizard
              View the Summary of the Add to Inventory Wizard
          Provisioning ESXi Systems with vSphere Auto Deploy
            Provision a Host (First Boot)
            Reprovisioning Hosts
              Reprovision Hosts with Simple Reboot Operations
              Reprovision a Host with a New Image Profile by Using PowerCLI
              Reprovision a Host with a New Image Profile by Using the vSphere Web Client
              Update the Host Customization in the vSphere Web Client
          Using vSphere Auto Deploy for Stateless Caching and Stateful Installs
            Introduction to Stateless Caching and Stateful Installs
            Understanding Stateless Caching and Stateful Installs
            Configure a Host Profile to Use Stateless Caching
            Configure a Host Profile to Enable Stateful Installs
          Setting Up a vSphere Auto Deploy Reference Host
            Understanding Reference Host Setup
            Options for Configuration of a vSphere Auto Deploy Reference Host
            Configure ESXi Dump Collector with ESXCLI
            Configure ESXi Dump Collector from the Host Profiles Feature in the vSphere Web Client
            Configure Syslog from the Host Profiles Feature in the vSphere Web Client
            Enable NTP Client on a Reference Host in the vSphere Web Client
            Configure Networking for Your vSphere Auto Deploy Host in the vSphere Web Client
            Configure a Reference Host for Auto-Partitioning
          vSphere Auto Deploy Best Practices and Security Consideration
            vSphere Auto Deploy Best Practices
            Set Up Highly Available vSphere Auto Deploy Infrastructure
            vSphere Auto Deploy Security Considerations
            Using the Device Alias Configuration Host Profile
            Provision ESXi Host by Using an Image Profile Without VMware Tools
            Download vSphere Auto Deploy Logs
          Set Up vSphere Auto Deploy and Provision Hosts with vSphere PowerCLI
            vSphere Auto Deploy Preinstallation Checklist
            Install the TFTP Server
            Install PowerCLI
            Prepare the vSphere Auto Deploy Target Hosts
            Prepare the DHCP Server for vSphere Auto Deploy Provisioning
            Configure the vSphere Auto Deploy and TFTP Environment in the vSphere Web Client
            Prepare the ESXi Software Depot and Write a Rule
            Provision the First Host with vSphere Auto Deploy
            Extract and Configure a Host Profile from the Reference Host
            Create a Rule that Provisions Hosts from a Specific IP Range
            Provision Hosts and Set Up Host Customizations
      Setting Up ESXi
        ESXi Autoconfiguration
        About the Direct Console ESXi Interface
          Configure the Keyboard Layout for the Direct Console
          Create a Security Banner for the Direct Console
          Redirecting the Direct Console to a Serial Port
            Redirect the Direct Console to a Serial Port by Setting the Boot Options Manually
            Redirect the Direct Console to a Serial Port from the vSphere Web Client
            Redirect the Direct Console to a Serial Port in a Host Deployed with Auto Deploy
        Enable ESXi Shell and SSH Access with the Direct Console User Interface
        Managing ESXi  Remotely
        Set the Password for the Administrator Account
        Configuring the BIOS Boot Settings
          Change the BIOS Boot Setting for ESXi
          Configure the Boot Setting for Virtual Media
        Configuring Network Settings
          Network Access to Your ESXi  Host
          ESXi Networking Security Recommendations
          Choose Network Adapters for the Management Network
          Set the VLAN ID
          Configuring IP Settings for ESXi
             Configure IP Settings from the Direct Console
            Configure IP Settings from the vSphere Web Client
          Configuring DNS for ESXi
            Configure DNS Settings from the Direct Console
            Configure DNS Suffixes
          Configure the Network Settings on a Host That Is Not Attached to the Network
          Test the Management Network
          Restart the Management Agents
          Restart the Management Network
          Test Connectivity to Devices and Networks
          Restoring the Standard Switch
        Storage Behavior
          About the Scratch Partition
          Set the Scratch Partition from the vSphere Web Client
        Configuring System Logging
          Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
          Configure Log Filtering on ESXi Hosts
        Set the Host Image Profile Acceptance Level
        Remove All Custom Packages on ESXi
        Disable Support for Non-ASCII Characters in Virtual Machine File and Directory Names
        Reset the System Configuration
      After You Install and Set Up ESXi
        Managing the ESXi Host
        Licensing ESXi Hosts
          About ESXi Evaluation and Licensed Modes
          Recording the License Key of an ESXi Host
            View the License Keys of ESXi Hosts from the vSphere Web Client
            Access the ESXi License Key from the Direct Console
        View System Logs
    Deploying the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
      System Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Hardware Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Storage Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Software Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Required Ports for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller
        DNS Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        vSphere Web Client Software Requirements
      Preparing for Deployment of the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        System Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance Installer
        Download and Mount the vCenter Server Appliance Installer
        Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
      Prerequisites for Deploying the vCenter Server Appliance or Platform Services Controller Appliance
      GUI Deployment of the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Required Information for Deploying a vCenter Server Appliance or Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Deploy the vCenter Server Appliance with an Embedded Platform Services Controller by Using the GUI
          Stage 1 - Deploy the OVA File as a vCenter Server Appliance with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
          Stage 2 - Set up the Newly Deployed vCenter Server Appliance with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
        Deploy a Platform Services Controller Appliance by Using the GUI
          Stage 1 - Deploy the OVA File as a Platform Services Controller Appliance
          Stage 2 - Set up the Newly Deployed Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Deploy the vCenter Server Appliance with an External Platform Services Controller by Using the GUI
          Stage 1 - Deploy the OVA File as a vCenter Server Appliance With an External Platform Services Controller
          Stage 2 - Set up the Newly Deployed vCenter Server Appliance With an External Platform Services Controller
      CLI Deployment of the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Prepare Your JSON Configuration File for CLI Deployment
          JSON Templates for CLI Deployment of the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
          Deployment Configuration Parameters
        Deploy a vCenter Server Appliance or Platform Services Controller Appliance by Using the CLI
        Syntax of the CLI Deployment Command
    Installing vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
      vCenter Server for Windows Requirements
        Pre-Install Checks for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Hardware Requirements for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Storage Requirements for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Software Requirements for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Database Requirements for vCenter Server on Windows
        Required Ports for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller
        DNS Requirements for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        vSphere Web Client Software Requirements
      Preparing for Installing vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Download the vCenter Server Installer for Windows
        Preparing vCenter Server Databases for Install
          vCenter Server Database Configuration Notes
          Configure Microsoft SQL Server Databases
            Prepare the vCenter Server SQL Server Database
              Prepare the vCenter Server Database by Using the dbo Schema and the db_owner Database Role
              Prepare the vCenter Server Database by Creating Custom Database Schema and Roles
            Use a Script to Create Microsoft SQL Server Database Objects Manually
            Configure a SQL Server ODBC Connection
            Configure Microsoft SQL Server TCP/IP for JDBC
          Configure Oracle Databases
            Prepare the vCenter Server Oracle Database
            Use a Script to Create the Oracle Database Schema
            Create a Net Service Name
            Configure an Oracle ODBC Connection
          Database Permission Requirements for vCenter Server
          Verify That vCenter Server Can Communicate with the Local Database
          Maintaining a vCenter Server Database
        Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
        Using a User Account for Running vCenter Server
        Installing vCenter Server on IPv6 Machines
        Running the vCenter Server Installer from a Network Drive
      Required Information for Installing vCenter Server or Platform Services Controller on Windows
      Installing vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Install vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
        Install a Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Install vCenter Server with an External Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Installing vCenter Server in an Environment with Multiple NICs
    After You Install vCenter Server or Deploy the vCenter Server Appliance
      Log in to vCenter Server by Using the vSphere Web Client
      Install the VMware Enhanced Authentication Plug-in
      Collect vCenter Server Log Files
      Repoint vCenter Server to Another External Platform Services Controller
      Reconfigure a Standalone vCenter Server with an Embedded Platform Services Controller to a vCenter Server with an External Platform Services Controller
    File-Based Backup and Restore of vCenter Server Appliance
      Considerations and Limitations for File-Based Backup and Restore
      Back up a vCenter Server Appliance by Using the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface
      Restore a vCenter Server Appliance from a File-Based Backup
        Stage 1 - Deploy a New Appliance
        Stage 2 - Transfer Data to the Newly Deployed Appliance
    Image-Based Backup and Restore of a vCenter Server Environment
      Considerations and Limitations for Image-Based Backup and Restore
      Use vSphere Data Protection to Back Up a vCenter Server Environment
        Deploy the vSphere Data Protection OVF Template
        Configure vSphere Data Protection
        Create a Backup Job in vSphere Data Protection
        (Optional) Start a Backup Job Manually
      Use vSphere Data Protection to Restore a vCenter Server Environment
        Restore a vCenter Server Instance with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
          Restore the Failed vCenter Server Virtual Machine to the Original Location
          Restore the Failed vCenter Server Virtual Machine to a New Location
          Restore the Failed vCenter Server Virtual Machine With the Direct-to-Host Emergency Restore Operation
        Restoring a vCenter Server Environment with a Single External Platform Services Controller
          Restore the Failed Platform Services Controller
            Restore the Failed Platform Services Controller Virtual Machine With the Direct-to-Host Emergency Restore Operation
            Run the vcenter-restore Script
          Restore Failed vCenter Server Instances
            Restore the Failed vCenter Server Virtual Machine to the Original Location
            Restore the Failed vCenter Server Virtual Machine to a New Location
            Restore the Failed vCenter Server Virtual Machine With the Direct-to-Host Emergency Restore Operation
        Restoring a vCenter Server Environment with Multiple Platform Services Controller Instances
          Restore a Single Failed Platform Services Controller
            Repoint vCenter Server to Another External Platform Services Controller
            Deploy a New Platform Services Controller
            Repoint Back the vCenter Server Instances to the Restored Platform Services Controller
          Restore All Failed Platform Services Controller Instances
            Restore the Most Recently Backed Up Platform Services Controller Virtual Machine With the Direct-to-Host Emergency Restore Operation
            Run the vcenter-restore Script
            Deploy Platform Services Controllers
            Repoint Back the Connections Between vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller Instances
          Restore a Failed vCenter Server Instance
            Restore the Failed vCenter Server Virtual Machine to the Original Location
            Restore the Failed vCenter Server Virtual Machine to a New Location
            Restore the Failed vCenter Server Virtual Machine With the Direct-to-Host Emergency Restore Operation
    Troubleshooting ESXi Booting
      Host Stops Unexpectedly at Bootup When Sharing a Boot Disk with Another Host
      Host Fails to Boot After You Install ESXi in UEFI Mode
    Troubleshooting vCenter Server Installation or Deployment
      Collecting Logs for Troubleshooting a vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade
        Collect Installation Logs by Using the Installation Wizard
        Retrieve Installation Logs Manually
        Collect Deployment Log Files for the vCenter Server Appliance
        Export a vCenter Server Support Bundle for Troubleshooting
      Attempt to Install a Platform Services Controller After a Prior Installation Failure
      Microsoft SQL Database Set to Unsupported Compatibility Mode Causes vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade to Fail
    Decommissioning ESXi and vCenter Server
      Decommission an ESXi Host
      Uninstall vCenter Server
  vSphere Upgrade
    Updated Information
    Introduction to vSphere Upgrade
      Overview of the vSphere Upgrade Process
        Overview of the vCenter Server Upgrade Process
        Overview of the ESXi Host Upgrade Process
        Upgrading Virtual Machines and VMware Tools
        vCenter Server Upgrade Compatibility
      vSphere 6.5 Component Behavior Changes that Affect Upgrade
        Upgrade or Migration Order and Mixed-Version Transitional Behavior for Multiple vCenter Server Instance Deployments
        Distributed vCenter Server 5.5 for Windows Services Relocation During Upgrade or Migration
        Differences between Upgrading and Migrating vCenter Server on Windows
        Upgrading or Migrating to vSphere License Service
        Differences Between vSphere Upgrades, Patches, Updates, and Migrations
      Deployment Topologies with External Platform Services Controller Instances and High Availability
      Moving from a Deprecated to a Supported vCenter Server Deployment Topology Before Upgrade or Migration
      Example Upgrade Paths for vCenter Server version 5.5 to version 6.5
      Example Upgrade Paths from vCenter Server version 6.0.x to version 6.5
      Example Migration Paths from vCenter Server for Windows to vCenter Server Appliance 6.5
    Upgrading the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
      About the Upgrade Process of the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
      System Requirements for the New vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Hardware Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Storage Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Software Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Required Ports for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller
        DNS Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        vSphere Web Client Software Requirements
      Preparing to Upgrade the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        System Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance Installer
        Download and Mount the vCenter Server Appliance Installer
        Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
        Prepare ESXi Hosts for vCenter Server Appliance Upgrade
          Host Upgrades and Certificates
          Change the Certificate Mode
        Determine the Oracle Database Size and the Storage Size for the New Appliance
        Download and Run VMware Migration Assistant on the Source Update Manager Machine
      Prerequisites for Upgrading the vCenter Server Appliance or Platform Services Controller Appliance
      GUI Upgrade of the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Required Information for Upgrading a vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 or 6.0 or Platform Services Controller Appliance 6.0
        Upgrade a vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 or 6.0 with an Embedded vCenter Single Sign-On or Platform Services Controller by Using the GUI
          Stage 1 - Deploy the OVA File of the New vCenter Server Appliance With an Embedded Platform Services Controller
          Stage 2 - Transfer the Data and Set up the Newly Deployed vCenter Server Appliance With an Embedded Platform Services Controller
        Upgrade a Platform Services Controller Appliance 6.0 by Using the GUI
          Stage 1 - Deploy the OVA File of the New Platform Services Controller Appliance
          Stage 2 - Transfer the Data and Set up the Newly Deployed Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Upgrade a vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 or 6.0 with an External vCenter Single Sign-On or Platform Services Controller Instance by Using the GUI
          Stage 1 - Deploy the OVA File of the New vCenter Server Appliance With an External Platform Services Controller
          Stage 2 - Transfer the Data and Set up the Newly Deployed vCenter Server Appliance With an External Platform Services Controller
      CLI Upgrade of the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Prepare Your JSON Configuration File for CLI Upgrade
          JSON Templates for CLI Upgrade of the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
          Upgrade Configuration Parameters
        Upgrade a vCenter Server Appliance or Platform Services Controller Appliance by Using the CLI
        Syntax of the CLI Upgrade Command
    Upgrading vCenter Server for Windows
      About the vCenter Server for Windows Upgrade Process
      vCenter Server for Windows Requirements
        Pre-Install Checks for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Hardware Requirements for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Storage Requirements for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Software Requirements for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        Database Requirements for vCenter Server on Windows
        Required Ports for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller
        DNS Requirements for vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller on Windows
        vSphere Web Client Software Requirements
      Before Upgrading vCenter Server
        Verify Basic Compatibility Before Upgrading vCenter Server
        Download the vCenter Server Installer for Windows
        Preparing a vCenter Server Database for Upgrade
          Prepare an Oracle Database for Upgrading vCenter Server
          Prepare Microsoft SQL Server Database Before Upgrading vCenter Server
          Use a Script to Create and Apply a Microsoft SQL Server Database Schema and Roles
          Prepare PostgreSQL Database Before Upgrading vCenter Server
          Database Permission Requirements for vCenter Server
          Verify That vCenter Server Can Communicate with the Local Database
        Preparing for Upgrading the Content Library
        Verify Network Prerequisites Before Upgrading
        Verify Load Balancer Before Upgrading vCenter Server
        Prepare ESXi Hosts for vCenter Server Upgrade
        Verify Preparations Are Complete for Upgrading vCenter Server
          Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
            Synchronize ESXi Clocks with a Network Time Server
          Downtime During the vCenter Server Upgrade
          Using a User Account for Running vCenter Server
      Required Information for Upgrading vCenter Server on Windows
      Upgrading vCenter Server 5.5 on Windows
        Upgrade a vCenter Server 5.5 Installation with an Embedded vCenter Single Sign-On
        Upgrade vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 on Windows
        Upgrade vCenter Server 5.5 on Windows
      Upgrading vCenter Server 6.0 on Windows
        Upgrade a vCenter Server 6.0 Installation with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
        Upgrade vCenter Platform Services Controller 6.0 on Windows
        Upgrade vCenter Server 6.0 on Windows
    Migrating vCenter Server for Windows to vCenter Server Appliance
      Overview of Migration from vCenter Server on Windows to an Appliance
        Migration of Update Manager from Windows to a vCenter Server Appliance 6.5
      System Requirements for Migrating vCenter Server Deployments to vCenter Server Appliance Deployments
      Pre-migration Checks
      Known Limitations
      Preparing for Migration
        Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
          Synchronize ESXi Clocks with a Network Time Server
        Preparing vCenter Server Databases for Migration
          Prepare an Oracle Database for Migration
          Prepare a Microsoft SQL Server Database for Migration
          Prepare PostgreSQL Database Before Migrating vCenter Server to an Appliance
        Preparing to Migrate the Content Library
        Prepare Managed ESXi Hosts for Migration
        Preparing vCenter Server Certificates for Migration
        System Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance Installer
        Determine the Oracle Database Size and the Storage Size for the New Appliance
        Determine the Microsoft SQL Server Database Size and the Storage Size for the New Appliance
        Download and Run VMware Migration Assistant on the Source Windows Machine
      Prerequisites for Migrating vCenter Server , vCenter Single Sign-On, and Platform Services Controller
      Required Information for Migrating vCenter Server from Windows to an Appliance
      GUI Migration of vCenter Server with an Embedded vCenter Single Sign-On or Platform Services Controller to an Appliance
        Deploy the OVA File for Migrating to the Target vCenter Server Appliance with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
        Set Up the Target vCenter Server Appliance with an Embedded Platform Services Controller
      GUI Migration of vCenter Server with an External vCenter Single Sign-On or Platform Services Controller to an Appliance
        Deploy the OVA File for Migrating to a Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Set Up the Target Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Deploy the OVA File for the Target vCenter Server Appliance with an External Platform Services Controller
        Set Up the Target vCenter Server Appliance
      CLI Migration of a vCenter Server Installation from Windows to an Appliance
        Prepare JSON Configuration Files for CLI Migration
        Migration Configuration Parameters
        Run a Pre-Check Before a CLI Migration to vCenter Server Appliance
        Perform a CLI Migration of vCenter Server from Windows to an Appliance
        Syntax of the CLI Migrate Command
    After Upgrading or Migrating vCenter Server
      Verify Your vCenter Server Appliance Upgrade or Migration Is Successful
      Log in to vCenter Server by Using the vSphere Web Client
      Install the VMware Enhanced Authentication Plug-in
      Collect vCenter Server Log Files
      Identity Sources for vCenter Server with vCenter Single Sign-On
      Reregister Solution in vCenter Server after Upgrade or Migration
      Roll Back a vCenter Server Appliance Upgrade or vCenter Server on Windows Migration
    Changing a vCenter Server Deployment Type After Upgrade or Migration
      Repoint vCenter Server to Another External Platform Services Controller
    Patching and Updating vCenter Server 6.5 Deployments
      Patching the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Patching the vCenter Server Appliance by Using the Appliance Management Interface
          Log In to the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface
          Configure the Repository for URL-Based Patching
          Check for and Install vCenter Server Appliance Patches
          Enable Automatic Checks for vCenter Server Appliance Patches
        Patching the vCenter Server Appliance by Using the Appliance Shell
          View a List of All Installed Patches in the vCenter Server Appliance
          Configure URL-Based Patching
          Stage Patches to the vCenter Server Appliance
          Install vCenter Server Appliance Patches
        Patch a vCenter High Availability Environment
      Update the Java Components and vCenter Server tc Server with VIMPatch
    Upgrading ESXi Hosts
      ESXi Requirements
        ESXi Hardware Requirements
        Supported Remote Management Server Models and Firmware Versions
        Recommendations for Enhanced ESXi Performance
        Incoming and Outgoing Firewall Ports for ESXi Hosts
        Required Free Space for System Logging
        VMware Host Client System Requirements
      Before Upgrading ESXi Hosts
        Upgrading Hosts That Have Third-Party Custom VIBs
        Media Options for Booting the ESXi Installer
          Download and Burn the ESXi Installer ISO Image to a CD or DVD
          Format a USB Flash Drive to Boot the ESXi Installation or Upgrade
          Create a USB Flash Drive to Store the ESXi Installation Script or Upgrade Script
          Create an Installer ISO Image with a Custom Installation or Upgrade Script
          PXE Booting the ESXi Installer
            Sample DHCP Configurations
            PXELINUX Configuration Files
            PXE Boot Background Information
          Installing and Booting ESXi with Software FCoE
        Using Remote Management Applications
        Download the ESXi Installer
      Upgrade Hosts Interactively
      Installing or Upgrading Hosts by Using a Script
        Enter Boot Options to Start an Installation or Upgrade Script
        Boot Options
        About Installation and Upgrade Scripts
          Locations Supported for Installation or Upgrade Scripts
          Path to the Installation or Upgrade Script
          Installation and Upgrade Script Commands
          Disk Device Names
          About the boot.cfg File
        Install or Upgrade ESXi from a CD or DVD by Using a Script
        Install or Upgrade ESXi from a USB Flash Drive by Using a Script
        Performing a Scripted Installation or Upgrade of ESXi by Using PXE to Boot the Installer
      PXE Booting the ESXi Installer
        Overview of the PXE Boot Installation Process
        PXE Boot the ESXi Installer Using TFTP
        PXE Boot the ESXi Installer Using a Web Server
      Upgrading Hosts by Using esxcli Commands
        VIBs, Image Profiles, and Software Depots
        Understanding Acceptance Levels for VIBS and Hosts
          Match a Host Acceptance Level with an Update Acceptance Level
        Determine Whether an Update Requires the Host to Be in Maintenance Mode or to Be Rebooted
        Place a Host in Maintenance Mode
        Update a Host with Individual VIBs
        Upgrade or Update a Host with Image Profiles
        Update ESXi Hosts by Using Zip Files
        Remove VIBs from a Host
        Adding Third-Party Extensions to Hosts with an esxcli Command
        Perform a Dry Run of an esxcli Installation or Upgrade
        Display the Installed VIBs and Profiles That Will Be Active After the Next Host Reboot
        Display the Image Profile and Acceptance Level of the Host
      After You Upgrade ESXi Hosts
        About ESXi Evaluation and Licensed Modes
        Applying Licenses After Upgrading to ESXi 6.5
        Run the Secure Boot Validation Script on an Upgraded ESXi Host
        Required Free Space for System Logging
        Configure Syslog on ESXi Hosts
    Using vSphere Auto Deploy to Reprovision Hosts
      Introduction to vSphere Auto Deploy
      Preparing for vSphere Auto Deploy
        Prepare Your System for vSphere Auto Deploy
        Using vSphere Auto Deploy Cmdlets
        Set Up Bulk Licensing
      Reprovisioning Hosts
        Reprovision Hosts with Simple Reboot Operations
        Reprovision a Host with a New Image Profile by Using PowerCLI
        Write a Rule and Assign a Host Profile to Hosts
        Test and Repair Rule Compliance
    Changing a vCenter Server Deployment Type After Upgrade or Migration
      Repoint vCenter Server to Another External Platform Services Controller
    Troubleshooting a vSphere Upgrade
      Collecting Logs for Troubleshooting a vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade
        Collect Installation Logs for vCenter Server Appliance
        Collect Installation Logs by Using the Installation Wizard
        Retrieve Installation Logs Manually
        Collect Database Upgrade Logs
      Errors and Warnings Returned by the Installation and Upgrade Precheck Script
      Restore vCenter Server 5.5 Services If Upgrade Fails
      Roll Back a vCenter Server Instance on Windows When vCenter Server Upgrade Fails
      VMware Component Manager Error During Startup After vCenter Server Appliance 5.5 Upgrade
      Microsoft SQL Database Set to Unsupported Compatibility Mode Causes vCenter Server Installation or Upgrade to Fail
      Collect Logs to Troubleshoot ESXi Hosts
  vCenter Server and Host Management
    Updated Information
    vSphere Concepts and Features
      Virtualization Basics
      Physical Topology of vSphere Data Center
      vSphere Software Components
      Client Interfaces for vSphere
      vSphere Managed Inventory Objects
      Optional vCenter Server Components
      vCenter Server Plug-Ins
    Using the vSphere Web Client
      Log in to vCenter Server by Using the vSphere Web Client
      Log Out of vCenter Server Using the vSphere Web Client
      Use the vSphere Web Client Navigator
      Customize the User Interface
        Rearrange the Components of the User Interface
        Customize the User Interface by Using the Layout Settings Menu
        Disable the Customizable User Interface Feature
        Disable the Related Objects Tabs
        Revert Configure Tab to Manage Tab
      Install the VMware Enhanced Authentication Plug-in
      Pause and Resume a Task in Progress
      Refresh Data
      Searching the Inventory
        Perform a Quick Search
        Perform a Simple Search
        Perform an Advanced Search
        Save a Search
        Load a Saved Search
      Use Quick Filters
        Quick Filters Available for vSphere Objects
      View Recent Objects
      Configure the vSphere Web Client Timeout Value
      Remove Stored User Data
      Drag and Drop Objects
      Export Lists
      Attach File to Service Request
      Keyboard Shortcuts
        Inventory Keyboard Shortcuts
        Create a Scheduled Task with a Keyboard Shortcut
    Configuring Hosts and vCenter Server
      Host Configuration
        Configure the Boot Device on an ESXi Host
        Configure Agent VM Settings
        Set Advanced Host Attributes
      Synchronizing Clocks on the vSphere Network
        Edit Time Configuration for a Host
      Configuring vCenter Server
        Configure License Settings for vCenter Server
        Configuring Statistics Settings
          Configure Statistics Collection Intervals in the vSphere Web Client
          Estimate the Effect of Statistics Collection on the Database in the vSphere Web Client
          Data Collection Levels
        Configure Runtime Settings for vCenter Server
        Configure User Directory Settings
        Configure Mail Sender Settings
        Configure SNMP Settings
        View Port Settings
        Configure Timeout Settings
        Configure Logging Options
        Configure Database Settings
        Verifying SSL Certificates for Legacy Hosts
        Configure Advanced Settings
        Send a Message to Other Logged In Users
        Edit the Settings of Services
        Start, Stop, and Restart Services
        Configuring Services in the vSphere Web Client
          Auto Deploy Service
          Content Library Service
          Transfer Service Properties
          VMware Open Virtualization Format Service
          Image Builder Service
          VMware Performance Charts Service
          VMware vSphere Authentication Proxy
          VMware vSphere ESXi Dump Collector
          VMware vSphere Update Manager
          vAPI Endpoint
      Using Enhanced Linked Mode
      Configuring Communication Among ESXi , vCenter Server, and the vSphere Web Client
    Configuring Customer Experience Improvement Program
      Categories of Information That VMware Receives
      Join the Customer Experience Improvement Program in the vSphere Web Client
    Organizing Your Inventory
      Create Data Centers
      Add a Host
      Create Clusters
      Create a Folder
    Tagging Objects
      Migrate Custom Attributes to Tags
      Create a Tag Category
      Delete a Tag Category
      Edit a Tag Category
      Create a Tag
      Assign a Tag to an Object
      Remove a Tag from an Object
      Delete a Tag
      Edit a Tag
      Add Permissions for Tags and Tag Categories
      Tagging Best Practices
      Custom Attributes in the vSphere Web Client
        Add Custom Attributes in the vSphere Web Client
        Edit a Custom Attribute in the vSphere Web Client
    License Management and Reporting
      Licensing Terminology and Definitions
      The License Service in vSphere 6.5
      Licensing for Environments with vCenter Server Systems 6.0 and later, and 5.5
      Licensing for Products in vSphere
        Licensing for ESXi Hosts
        Licensing for vCenter Server
        Licensing for Clusters with Enabled Virtual SAN
      Suite Licensing
        Licensing for VMware vCloud Suite
        Licensing for vSphere with Operations Management
      Managing Licenses
        Create New Licenses
        Configuring License Settings for Assets in the vSphere Web Client
          Assign a License to an Asset in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure License Settings for an ESXi Host
          Configure License Settings for vCenter Server
          Configure License Settings for a Virtual SAN Cluster
        Set Assets to Evaluation Mode
        Rename a License
        Remove Licenses
      Viewing Licensing Information
        View Licensing Information About the vSphere Environment
        View Available Licenses and Features About a Product
        View the Features that an Asset Uses
        View the License Key of the License
        View the Licensed Features for an Asset
      Generating Reports for License Usage in the vSphere Web Client
        View the License Usage for Multiple Products
        View License Usage Details for a Single Product
        Export a License Usage Report
      Importing License Keys Data from My VMware
        Import License Keys Data
          Learn How to Generate a CSV File
          Upload an Import File
          Preview the Results of the Imported CSV File Analysis
          Add License Keys to Your vCenter License Inventory
          Complete the License Key Import Process
        Using CSV files
        Using Generated Recommendation Reports
          Remove License Keys That Have Been Combined, Divided, Upgraded, or Downgraded
          Upgrade License Keys in Your vCenter License Inventory
    Working with Tasks
      Managing Tasks
        View Tasks
      Schedule Tasks
        Create a Scheduled Task
        Change or Reschedule a Task
        Remove a Scheduled Task
    Starting and Stopping the vSphere Components
      Start an ESXi Host
      Reboot or Shut Down an ESXi Host
      Starting vCenter Server
        Verify That vCenter Server Is Running
        Restart the vCenter Server System
        Stop the vCenter Server System
    Managing Hosts in vCenter Server
      Disconnecting and Reconnecting a Host
        Disconnect a Managed Host
        Reconnect a Managed Host
        Reconnecting Hosts After Changes to the vCenter Server SSL Certificate
      Remove a Host from a Cluster
      Understanding Managed Host Removal
      Remove a Managed Host from vCenter Server
    Migrating Virtual Machines
      Cold Migration
      Migration with vMotion
        Host Configuration for vMotion
          vMotion Shared Storage Requirements
          vSphere vMotion Networking Requirements
          Networking Best Practices for vSphere vMotion
        Encrypted vSphere vMotion
          Enable or Disable Encrypted vMotion
        Virtual Machine Conditions and Limitations for vMotion
          Swap File Location Compatibility
        Migration with vMotion in Environments Without Shared Storage
          Requirements and Limitations for vMotion Without Shared Storage
        Migration Between vCenter Server Systems
          Requirements for Migration Between vCenter Server Instances
          Network Compatibility Checks During vMotion Between vCenter Server Instances
          MAC Address Management During Migration Between vCenter Server Systems
      Migration with Storage vMotion
        Storage vMotion Requirements and Limitations
      CPU Compatibility and EVC
        CPU Compatibility Scenarios
        CPU Families and Feature Sets
        About Enhanced vMotion Compatibility
        EVC Requirements for Hosts
        Create an EVC Cluster
        Enable EVC on an Existing Cluster
        Change the EVC Mode for a Cluster
        Determine EVC Modes for Virtual Machines
        Determine the EVC Mode that a Host Supports
        Prepare Clusters for AMD Processors Without 3DNow!
        CPU Compatibility Masks
        View CPUID Details for an EVC Cluster
      Migrate a Powered-Off or Suspended Virtual Machine
      Migrate a Virtual Machine to a New Compute Resource
      Migrate a Virtual Machine to a New Compute Resource and Storage
      Migrate a Virtual Machine to New Storage
      Place vMotion Traffic on the vMotion TCP/IP Stack of an ESXi Host
      Place Traffic for Cold Migration on the Provisioning TCP/IP Stack
      Limits on Simultaneous Migrations
      About Migration Compatibility Checks
    Automating Management Tasks by Using vRealize Orchestrator
      Concepts of Workflows
      Performing Administration Tasks on the vSphere Objects
      Configure the Default vRealize Orchestrator
      Managing Associations of Workflows with vSphere Inventory Objects
        Associate Workflows with vSphere Inventory Object Types
        Edit the Associations of Workflows with vSphere Objects
        Export the Associations of Workflows with vSphere Objects
        Import the Association of Workflows with vSphere Objects
      Working with Workflows
        Run Workflows on vSphere Inventory Objects
        View Information About Workflow Runs
        View Information About the Runs of a Specific Workflow
        View Workflows that Are Waiting for User Interaction
        Searching for Workflows
          Browse the Inventory of the Orchestrator Server
          Find a Workflow
        Scheduling Workflows
          Schedule a Workflow
          Edit the Schedule of a Workflow
          Run a Scheduled Workflow
          Suspend a Scheduled Task
          Resume a Suspended Scheduled Task
      Workflows for Managing Inventory Objects
        Cluster and Compute Resource Workflows
        Guest Operation Files Workflows
        Guest Operation Processes Workflows
        Custom Attributes Workflows
        Data Center Workflows
        Datastore and Files Workflows
        Data Center Folder Management Workflows
        Host Folder Management Workflows
        Virtual Machine Folder Management Workflows
        Basic Host Management Workflows
        Host Power Management Workflows
        Host Registration Management Workflows
        Networking Workflows
        Distributed Virtual Port Group Workflows
        Distributed Virtual Switch Workflows
        Standard Virtual Switch Workflows
        Resource Pool Workflows
        Storage Workflows
        Storage DRS Workflows
        Basic Virtual Machine Management Workflows
        Clone Workflows
        Linked Clone Workflows
        Linux Customization Clone Workflows
        Tools Clone Workflows
        Windows Customization Clone Workflows
        Device Management Workflows
        Move and Migrate Workflows
        Other Workflows
        Power Management Workflows
        Snapshot Workflows
        VMware Tools Workflows
    About Headless Systems
      Detecting a Headless System
      About Serial Mode Dynamic Switching
        ESXi Serial Port Modes
        Dynamic Switching Keystrokes
        Serial Port Dynamic Switching using the CLI
        Controlling the Serial DCUI
  vCenter Server Appliance Configuration
    Updated Information
    vCenter Server Appliance Overview
    Using the Appliance Management Interface to Configure the vCenter Server Appliance
      Log In to the vCenter Server Appliance Management Interface
      View the vCenter Server Appliance Health Status
      Reboot or Shut Down the vCenter Server Appliance
      Export a Support Bundle
      Enable or Disable SSH and Bash Shell Access
      Configure the DNS, IP Address, and Proxy Settings
      Configure the System Time Zone and Time Synchronization Settings
      Change the Password and Password Expiration Settings of the Root User
      Redirect vCenter Server Appliance Log Files to Another Machine
      Monitor Network Utilization
      Monitor CPU and Memory Utilization
      Monitor Database Utilization
    Using the vSphere Web Client to Configure the vCenter Server Appliance
      Join the vCenter Server Appliance to an Active Directory Domain
      Leave an Active Directory Domain
      Add a User to the SystemConfiguration.BashShellAdministrators Group
      Edit Access Settings to the vCenter Server Appliance
      Edit the DNS and IP Address Settings of the vCenter Server Appliance
      Edit the Firewall Settings of the vCenter Server Appliance
      Edit the Startup Settings of a Service
      Start, Stop, or Restart Services in the vCenter Server Appliance
      View the Health Status of Services and Nodes
      Edit the Settings of Services
      Export a Support Bundle
    Using the Appliance Shell to Configure the vCenter Server Appliance
      Access the Appliance Shell
      Enable and Access the Bash Shell from the Appliance Shell
      Keyboard Shortcuts for Editing Commands
      Get Help About the Plug-Ins and API Commands in the Appliance
      Plug-Ins in the vCenter Server Appliance Shell
      API Commands in the vCenter Server Appliance Shell
      Browse the Log Files by Using the showlog Plug-In
      Configuring SNMP for the vCenter Server Appliance
        Configure the SNMP Agent for Polling
        Configure the vCenter Server Appliance for SNMP v1 and v2c
          Configure SNMP Communities
          Configure the SNMP Agent to Send v1 or v2c Notifications
        Configure vCenter Server Appliance for SNMP v3
          Configure the SNMP Engine ID
          Configure SNMP Authentication and Privacy Protocols
          Configure SNMP Users
          Configure SNMP v3 Targets
        Configure the SNMP Agent to Filter Notifications
        Configure SNMP Management Client Software
        Reset SNMP Settings to Factory Defaults
      Configuring Time Synchronization Settings in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Use VMware Tools Time Synchronization
        Add or Replace NTP Servers in the vCenter Server Appliance Configuration
        Synchronize the Time in the vCenter Server Appliance with an NTP Server
      Managing Local User Accounts in the vCenter Server Appliance
        User Roles in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Get a List of the Local User Accounts in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Create a Local User Account in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Update the Password of a Local User in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Update a Local User Account in the vCenter Server Appliance
        Delete a Local User Account in the vCenter Server Appliance
      Monitor Health Status and Statistics in the vCenter Server Appliance
      Using the vimtop Plug-In to Monitor the Resource Usage of Services
        Monitor Services by Using vimtop in Interactive Mode
        Interactive Mode Command-Line Options
        Interactive Mode Single-Key Commands for vimtop
    Using the Direct Console User Interface to Configure the vCenter Server Appliance
      Log In to the Direct Console User Interface
      Change the Password of the Root User
      Configure the Management Network of the vCenter Server Appliance
      Restart the Management Network of the vCenter Server Appliance
      Enable Access to the Appliance Bash shell
      Access the Appliance Bash Shell for Troubleshooting
      Export a vCenter Server Support Bundle for Troubleshooting
  Platform Services Controller Administration
    Updated Information
    Getting Started with Platform Services Controller
      vCenter Server and Platform Services Controller Deployment Types
      Deployment Topologies with External Platform Services Controller Instances and High Availability
      Understanding vSphere Domains, Domain Names, and Sites
      Platform Services Controller Capabilities
      Managing Platform Services Controller Services
        Platform Services Controller Services
        Access the Platform Services Controller Web Interface
        Manage Platform Services Controller Services From the vSphere Web Client
        Use Scripts to Manage Platform Services Controller Services
      Managing the Platform Services Controller Appliance
        Manage the Appliance with the Platform Services Controller Virtual Appliance Management Interface
        Manage the Appliance from the Appliance Shell
        Add a Platform Services Controller Appliance to an Active Directory Domain
    vSphere Authentication With vCenter Single Sign-On
      Understanding vCenter Single Sign-On
        How vCenter Single Sign-On Protects Your Environment
        vCenter Single Sign-On Components
        How vCenter Single Sign-On Affects Installation
        Using vCenter Single Sign-On with vSphere
        Groups in the vCenter Single Sign-On Domain
      Configuring vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Sources
        Identity Sources for vCenter Server with vCenter Single Sign-On
        Set the Default Domain for vCenter Single Sign-On
        Add a vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Source
          Active Directory Identity Source Settings
          Active Directory LDAP Server and OpenLDAP Server Identity Source Settings
        Edit a vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Source
        Remove a vCenter Single Sign-On Identity Source
        Use vCenter Single Sign-On With Windows Session Authentication
      vCenter Server Two-Factor Authentication
        Smart Card Authentication Login
        Configuring and Using Smart Card Authentication
          Configure the Reverse Proxy to Request Client Certificates
          Use the Command Line to Manage Smart Card Authentication
          Use the Platform Services Controller Web Interface to Manage Smart Card Authentication
          Set Revocation Policies for Smart Card Authentication
        Set Up RSA SecurID Authentication
        Manage the Login Banner
      Using vCenter Single Sign-On as the Identity Provider for Another Service Provider
        Join a SAML Service Provider to the Identity Federation
      Security Token Service STS
        Refresh the Security Token Service Certificate
        Generate a New STS Signing Certificate on the Appliance
        Generate a New STS Signing Certificate on a vCenter Windows Installation
        Determine the Expiration Date of an LDAPS SSL Certificate
      Managing vCenter Single Sign-On Policies
        Edit the vCenter Single Sign-On Password Policy
        Edit the vCenter Single Sign-On Lockout Policy
        Edit the vCenter Single Sign-On Token Policy
      Managing vCenter Single Sign-On Users and Groups
        Add vCenter Single Sign-On Users
        Disable and Enable vCenter Single Sign-On Users
        Delete a vCenter Single Sign-On User
        Edit a vCenter Single Sign-On User
        Add a vCenter Single Sign-On Group
        Add Members to a vCenter Single Sign-On Group
        Remove Members From a vCenter Single Sign-On Group
        Delete vCenter Single Sign-On Solution Users
        Change Your vCenter Single Sign-On Password
      vCenter Single Sign-On Security Best Practices
    vSphere Security Certificates
      Certificate Requirements for Different Solution Paths
      Certificate Management Overview
        Certificate Replacement Overview
        Where vSphere Uses Certificates
          Custom Certificate Requirements
        VMCA and VMware Core Identity Services
        VMware Endpoint Certificate Store Overview
        Managing Certificate Revocation
        Certificate Replacement in Large Deployments
      Managing Certificates with the Platform Services Controller Web Interface
        Explore Certificate Stores from the Platform Services Controller Web Interface
        Replace Certificates with New VMCA-Signed Certificates from the Platform Services Controller Web Interface
        Make VMCA an Intermediate Certificate Authority from the Platform Services Controller Web Interface
        Set up Your System to Use Custom Certificates from the Platform Services Controller
          Generate Certificate Signing Requests with vSphere Certificate Manager (Custom Certificates)
          Add a Trusted Root Certificate to the Certificate Store
          Add Custom Certificates from the Platform Services Controller
      Managing Certificates from the vSphere Web Client
        View vCenter Certificates with the vSphere Web Client
        Set the Threshold for vCenter Certificate Expiration Warnings
      Managing Certificates with the vSphere Certificate Manager Utility
        Certificate Manager Options and the Workflows in This Document
        Regenerate a New VMCA Root Certificate and Replace All Certificates
        Make VMCA an Intermediate Certificate Authority (Certificate Manager)
          Generate CSR with vSphere Certificate Manager and Prepare Root Certificate (Intermediate CA)
          Replace VMCA Root Certificate with Custom Signing Certificate and Replace All Certificates
          Replace Machine SSL Certificate with VMCA Certificate (Intermediate CA)
          Replace Solution User Certificates with VMCA Certificates (Intermediate CA)
        Replace All Certificates with Custom Certificate (Certificate Manager)
          Generate Certificate Signing Requests with vSphere Certificate Manager (Custom Certificates)
          Replace Machine SSL Certificate with Custom Certificate
          Replace Solution User Certificates with Custom Certificates
        Revert Last Performed Operation by Republishing Old Certificates
        Reset All Certificates
      Manual Certificate Replacement
        Understanding Starting and Stopping of Services
        Replace Existing VMCA-Signed Certificates With New VMCA-Signed Certificates
          Generate a New VMCA-Signed Root Certificate
          Replace Machine SSL Certificates with VMCA-Signed Certificates
          Replace Solution User Certificates With New VMCA-Signed Certificates
          Replace the VMware Directory Service Certificate in Mixed Mode Environments
        Use VMCA as an Intermediate Certificate Authority
          Replace the Root Certificate (Intermediate CA)
          Replace Machine SSL Certificates (Intermediate CA)
          Replace Solution User Certificates (Intermediate CA)
          Replace the VMware Directory Service Certificate in Mixed Mode Environments
        Use Custom Certificates With vSphere
          Request Certificates and Import a Custom Root Certificate
          Replace Machine SSL Certificates With Custom Certificates
          Replace Solution User Certificates With Custom Certificates
          Replace the VMware Directory Service Certificate in Mixed Mode Environments
    Managing Services and Certificates With CLI Commands
      Required Privileges for Running CLIs
      Changing the certool Configuration Options
      certool Initialization Commands Reference
      certool Management Commands Reference
      vecs-cli Command Reference
      dir-cli Command Reference
    Troubleshooting Platform Services Controller
      Determining the Cause of a Lookup Service Error
      Unable to Log In Using Active Directory Domain Authentication
      vCenter Server Login Fails Because the User Account Is Locked
      VMware Directory Service Replication Can Take a Long Time
      Export a Platform Services Controller Support Bundle
      Platform Services Controller Service Logs Reference
  vSphere Virtual Machine Administration
    Updated Information
    Introduction to VMware vSphere Virtual Machines
      What Is a Virtual Machine?
      Virtual Machines and the Virtual Infrastructure
      Virtual Machine Lifecycle
      Virtual Machine Components
      Virtual Machine Hardware Available to vSphere Virtual Machines
      Virtual Machine Options and Resources
      vSphere Web Client
      vSphere Client
      Where to Go From Here
    Deploying Virtual Machines
      About Provisioning Virtual Machines
      Create a Virtual Machine Without a Template or Clone
        Start the New Virtual Machine Creation Process
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource
        Select a Datastore
        Select the Virtual Machine Compatibility
        Select a Guest Operating System
        Customize Virtual Machine Hardware
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
        Installing a Guest Operating System
          Using PXE with Virtual Machines
          Install a Guest Operating System from Media
          Upload ISO Image Installation Media for a Guest Operating System
      Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template
        Start the Deploy a Virtual Machine from a Template Task
        Select a Template
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource
        Select a Datastore
        Select Clone Options
        Customize the Guest Operating System
        Enter Additional Customization Parameters for the Guest Operating System
        Customize Virtual Machine Hardware
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
      Clone a Virtual Machine
        Start the Clone an Existing Virtual Machine Task
        Select the Virtual Machine Name and Folder
        Select a Resource
        Select a Datastore
        Select Clone Options
        Customize the Guest Operating System
        Enter Additional Customization Parameters for the Guest Operating System
        Customize Virtual Machine Hardware
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
      Clone a Virtual Machine to a Template in the vSphere Web Client
        Start the Clone a Virtual Machine to a Template Task
        Select a Virtual Machine to Clone to a Template
        Select a Name and Location for the Template
        Select a Resource for a Virtual Machine Template
        Select a Datastore for the Virtual Machine Template
        Finish Virtual Machine Template Creation
      Clone a Template to a Template in the vSphere Web Client
        Start the Clone a Template to a Template Task
        Select a Template to Clone in the vSphere Web Client
        Select a Name and Location for the Template
        Select a Resource for a Virtual Machine Template
        Select a Datastore for the Virtual Machine Template
        Finish Virtual Machine Template Creation
      Convert a Template to a Virtual Machine
        Start the Convert a Template to a Virtual Machine Task
        Select a Template from Which to Deploy the Virtual Machine
        Select a Resource
        Finish Virtual Machine Creation
      Customizing Guest Operating Systems
        Guest Operating System Customization Requirements
        Create a vCenter Server Application to Generate Computer Names and IP Addresses
        Customize Windows During Cloning or Deployment
        Customize Linux During Cloning or Deployment
        Apply a Customization Specification to a Virtual Machine
        Creating and Managing Customization Specifications
          Create a Customization Specification for Linux
          Create a Customization Specification for Windows
          Create a Customization Specification for Windows Using a Custom Sysprep Answer File in the vSphere Web Client
          Edit a Customization Specification
          Remove a Customization Specification in the vSphere Web Client
          Copy a Customization Specification in the vSphere Web Client
          Export a Customization Specification in the vSphere Web Client
          Import a Customization Specification
    Deploying OVF and OVA Templates
      OVF and OVA File Formats and Templates
      Deploy an OVF or OVA Template in the vSphere Web Client
        Select the OVF or OVA Source Location
        Select OVF or OVA Name and Location
        Select a Resource for the OVF or OVA Template
        Review the OVF or OVA Details
        Accept the OVF or OVA License Agreements
        Select OVF or OVA Deployment Configuration
        Select Storage for OVF or OVA Template
        Configure Networks for OVF or OVA Template
        Customize the OVF or OVA Template
        vService Bindings
      Browse VMware Virtual Appliance Marketplace
      Export an OVF Template
    Using Content Libraries
      Create a Library
      Synchronize a Subscribed Library
      Edit the Settings of a Local Library
      Edit the Settings of a Subscribed Library
      Delete a Content Library
      Hierarchical Inheritance of Permissions for Content Libraries
      Sample User Role for Working with Content Libraries
      Populating Libraries with Content
        Importing Items to a Content Library
          Import Items to a Library from a URL
          Import Items to a Library from a Local File on Your System
        Clone a vApp to a Template in Content Library
        Clone a Virtual Machine or a VM Template to a Template in a Content Library
        Clone Library Items from One Library to Another Library
      Working with Items in a Library
        VM Templates and vApp Templates in Content Libraries
        Synchronize a Library Item in a Subscribed Library
        Export Item from a Content Library to Your Local Computer
        Update a Content Library Item
        Delete the Contents of a Library Item
        Delete Library Item
      Creating Virtual Machines and vApps from Templates in a Content Library
        Deploy Virtual Machine on a Host or a Cluster from a VM Template in the Content Library
        Create New vApp on a Host or a Cluster from a Template in a Content Library
    Configuring Virtual Machine Hardware
      Virtual Machine Compatibility
        Set the Default Compatibility for Virtual Machine Creation
        Schedule a Compatibility Upgrade for a Single Virtual Machine
        Determine the Default Virtual Machine Compatibility Setting in the vSphere Web Client
        Hardware Features Available with Virtual Machine Compatibility Settings
      Virtual CPU Configuration
        Virtual CPU Limitations
        Configuring Multicore Virtual CPUs
        Change CPU Hot Plug Settings
        Change the Number of Virtual CPUs
        Allocate CPU Resources
        Configure Processor Scheduling Affinity
        Change CPU Identification Mask Settings in the vSphere Web Client
        Expose VMware Hardware Assisted Virtualization
        Enable Virtual CPU Performance Counters
        Change CPU/MMU Virtualization Settings
      Virtual Memory Configuration
        Change the Memory Configuration
        Allocate Memory Resources
        Change Memory Hot Add Settings
      Network Virtual Machine Configuration
        Network Adapter Types
        Network Adapters and Legacy Virtual Machines
        Change the Virtual Machine Network Adapter Configuration
        Add a Network Adapter to a Virtual Machine
      Parallel and Serial Port Configuration
        Using Serial Ports with vSphere Virtual Machines
        Adding a Firewall Rule Set for Serial Port Network Connections
        Configure Virtual Machine Communication Interface Firewall
        Change the Serial Port Configuration
        Authentication Parameters for Virtual Serial Port Network Connections
        Add a Serial Port to a Virtual Machine
        Change the Parallel Port Configuration
        Add a Parallel Port to a Virtual Machine
      Virtual Disk Configuration
        About Virtual Disk Provisioning Policies
        Large Capacity Virtual Disk Conditions and Limitations
        Change the Virtual Disk Configuration
        Add a Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
          Add a New Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
          Add an Existing Hard Disk to a Virtual Machine
          Add an RDM Disk to a Virtual Machine
        Use Disk Shares to Prioritize Virtual Machines
        Configure Flash Read Cache for a Virtual Machine
        Converting Virtual Disks from Thin to Thick
          Determine the Disk Format of a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
          Convert a Virtual Disk from Thin to Thick in the vSphere Web Client
      SCSI and SATA Storage Controller Conditions, Limitations, and Compatibility
        Add a SATA Controller
        Add a SCSI Controller in the vSphere Web Client
        Add an NVMe Controller
        Change the SCSI Bus Sharing Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the SCSI Controller Type in the vSphere Web Client
        About VMware Paravirtual SCSI Controllers
        Add a Paravirtualized SCSI Adapter in the vSphere Web Client
      Other Virtual Machine Device Configuration
        Change the CD/DVD Drive Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Datastore ISO File for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Content Library ISO File for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Host Device Type for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
          Configure a Client Device Type for the CD/DVD Drive in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a CD or DVD Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the Floppy Drive Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a Floppy Drive to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Change the SCSI Device Configuration in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a SCSI Device to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Add a PCI Device in the vSphere Web Client
        Configuring 3D Graphics
          Configure 3D Graphics and Video Cards
        Add an NVIDIA GRID vGPU to a Virtual Machine
      Reduce Memory Overhead for Virtual machines with 3D graphics Option
      USB Configuration from an ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine
        USB Autoconnect Feature
        vSphere Features Available with USB Passthrough
        Configuring USB Devices for vMotion
        Avoiding Data Loss with USB Devices
        Connecting USB Devices to an ESXi Host
        Add USB Devices to an ESXi Host
        Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Add USB Devices from an ESXi Host to a Virtual Machine
        Remove USB Devices That Are Connected Through an ESXi Host
        Remove USB Devices from an ESXi Host
      USB Configuration from a Client Computer to a Virtual Machine
        Connecting USB Devices to a Client Computer
        Connect USB Devices to a Client Computer
        Add a USB Controller to a Virtual Machine in the VMware Host Client
        Add USB Devices from a Client Computer to a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove USB Devices That Are Connected Through a Client Computer in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove a USB Controller from a Virtual Machine in the vSphere Web Client
        Remove USB Devices from a Client Computer
      Add a Shared Smart Card Reader to Virtual Machines
    Configuring Virtual Machine Options
      Virtual Machine Option Overview
      Change the Virtual Machine Name
      View the Virtual Machine Configuration and Working File Location
      Change the Configured Guest Operating System
      Configuring User Mappings on Guest Operating Systems
        View Existing SSO User Mappings
        Add SSO users to Guest Operating Systems
        Remove SSO Users from Guest Operating Systems
      Change the Virtual Machine Console Options for Remote Users
      Configure the Virtual Machine Power States
      Manage Power Management Settings for a Virtual Machine
      Enable or Disable UEFI Secure Boot for a Virtual Machine
      Delay the Boot Sequence
      Disable Virtual Machine Acceleration
      Enable Virtual Machine Logging
      Configure Virtual Machine Debugging and Statistics
      Change the Swap File Location
      Edit Configuration File Parameters
      Configure Fibre Channel NPIV Settings
    Managing Multi-Tiered Applications with vSphere vApp
      Create a vApp
      Create a Virtual Machine, Resource Pool, or Child vApp Inside a vApp
      Add Virtual Machine or Child vApp to a vApp
      Edit vApp Settings
        Configure vApp Properties
        Configure vApp CPU and Memory Resources
        View Unrecognized OVF Sections
        Configure vApp IP Allocation Policy
        Configure vApp Startup and Shutdown Options
        Configure vApp Product Properties
        View vApp License Agreement
      Clone a vApp
      Perform vApp Power Operations
        Power on a vApp
        Power Off a vApp
        Suspend a vApp
        Resume a vApp
      Edit vApp Notes
      Add a Network Protocol Profile
        Select the Network Protocol Profile Name and Network
        Specify Network Protocol Profile IPv4 Configuration
        Specify Network Protocol Profile IPv6 Configuration
        Specify Network Protocol Profile DNS and Other Configuration
        Complete the Network Protocol Profile Creation
        Associate a Port Group with a Network Protocol Profile
        Configure a Virtual Machine or vApp to Use a Network Protocol Profile
      Virtual Machine vApp Options
        Enable Virtual Machine vApp Options
        Edit Application Properties and OVF Deployment Options for a Virtual Machine
        Edit OVF Authoring Options for a Virtual Machine
          Edit vApp Product Information for a Virtual Machine
          Manage vApp Custom Properties for a Virtual Machine
          Edit vApp IP Allocation Policy for a Virtual Machine
          Edit OVF Settings for a Virtual Machine
    Monitoring Solutions with the vCenter Solutions Manager
      Viewing Solutions
      Monitoring Agents
    Managing Virtual Machines
      Edit Virtual Machine Startup and Shutdown Settings
      Install the VMware Enhanced Authentication Plug-in
      Using a Virtual Machine Remote Console
      Open the HTML 5 Remote Console
      Install the VMware Remote Console Application
      Using the VMware Remote Console Application
      Answer Virtual Machine Questions
      Adding and Removing Virtual Machines
        Adding Existing Virtual Machines to vCenter Server
        Remove Virtual Machines from vCenter Server
        Remove Virtual Machines from the Datastore
        Register a Virtual Machine with vCenter Server
      Change the Template Name
      Deleting Templates
        Remove Templates from the Inventory
        Delete a Template from the Disk
        Reregister Templates
      Using Snapshots To Manage Virtual Machines
        Snapshot Files
        Snapshot Limitations
        Managing Snapshots
        Taking Snapshots of a Virtual Machine
          Change Disk Mode to Exclude Virtual Disks from Snapshots
          Taking a Snapshot
        Restoring Snapshots
          Revert to the Latest Snapshot
          Revert to a Snapshot
        Deleting Snapshots
          Delete a Snapshot in the vSphere Web Client
        Consolidate Snapshots
    Upgrading Virtual Machines
      Planning Downtime for Virtual Machines
      Downtime for Upgrading Virtual Machines
      Upgrade the Compatibility for Virtual Machines
      Schedule a Compatibility Upgrade for Virtual Machines
    Required Privileges for Common Tasks
  vSphere Host Profiles
    Introduction To vSphere Host Profiles
      Host Profiles Usage Model
      Reference Host Independence
    Using Host Profiles
      Access Host Profiles
      Create a Host Profile
      Attach Entities to a Host Profile
      Detach Entities From a Host Profile
      Check Compliance
      Remediate a Host
      Edit a Host Profile
        Edit a Policy
        Disable Host Profile Component
      Duplicate a Host Profile
      Copy Settings from Host
      Host Profiles and vSphere Auto Deploy
      Import a Host Profile
      Export a Host Profile
      Copy Settings to Host Profile
    Configuring Host Profiles
      Host Customization
        Export Host Customizations
        Edit Host Customizations
      Configure Storage Host Profiles
      Set Up Host Profiles for Static IP Addresses in the vSphere Web Client
  vSphere Networking
    Updated Information
    Introduction to Networking
      Networking Concepts Overview
      Network Services in ESXi
      VMware ESXi Dump Collector Support
    Setting Up Networking with vSphere Standard Switches
      vSphere Standard Switches
      Create a vSphere Standard Switch
      Port Group Configuration for Virtual Machines
        Add a Virtual Machine Port Group
        Edit a Standard Switch Port Group
        Remove a Port Group from a vSphere Standard Switch
      vSphere Standard Switch Properties
        Change the Size of the MTU on a vSphere Standard Switch
        Change the Speed of a Physical Adapter
        Add and Team Physical Adapters in a vSphere Standard Switch
        View the Topology Diagram of a vSphere Standard Switch
    Setting Up Networking with vSphere Distributed Switches
      vSphere Distributed Switch Architecture
      Create a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Upgrade a vSphere Distributed Switch to a Later Version
      Edit General and Advanced vSphere Distributed Switch Settings
      Managing Networking on Multiple Hosts on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Tasks for Managing Host Networking on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Add Hosts to a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Configure Physical Network Adapters on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Migrate VMkernel Adapters to a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Create a VMkernel Adapter on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Migrate Virtual Machine Networking to the vSphere Distributed Switch
        Use a Host as a Template to Create a Uniform Networking Configuration on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Remove Hosts from a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Managing Networking on Host Proxy Switches
        Migrate Network Adapters on a Host to a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Migrate a VMkernel Adapter on a Host to a vSphere Standard Switch
        Assign a Physical NIC of a Host to a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Remove a Physical NIC from a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Removing NICs from Active Virtual Machines
      Distributed Port Groups
        Add a Distributed Port Group
        Edit General Distributed Port Group Settings
        Configure Overriding Networking Policies on Port Level
        Remove a Distributed Port Group
      Working with Distributed Ports
        Monitor the State of Distributed Ports
        Configure Distributed Port Settings
      Configuring Virtual Machine Networking on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Migrate Virtual Machines to or from a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Connect an Individual Virtual Machine to a Distributed Port Group
      Topology Diagrams of a vSphere Distributed Switch in the vSphere Web Client
        View the Topology of a vSphere Distributed Switch
        View the Topology of a Host Proxy Switch
    Setting Up VMkernel Networking
      VMkernel Networking Layer
      View Information About VMkernel Adapters on a Host
      Create a VMkernel Adapter on a vSphere Standard Switch
      Create a VMkernel Adapter on a Host Associated with a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Edit a VMkernel Adapter Configuration
      Overriding the Default Gateway of a VMkernel Adapter
      Configure the VMkernel Adapter Gateway by Using ESXCLI
      View TCP/IP Stack Configuration on a Host
      Change the Configuration of a TCP/IP Stack on a Host
      Create a Custom TCP/IP Stack
      Remove a VMkernel Adapter
    LACP Support on a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Convert to the Enhanced LACP Support on a vSphere Distributed Switch
      LACP Teaming and Failover Configuration for Distributed Port Groups
      Configure a Link Aggregation Group to Handle the Traffic for Distributed Port Groups
        Create a Link Aggregation Group
        Set a Link Aggregating Group as Standby in the Teaming and Failover Order of Distributed Port Groups
        Assign Physical NICs to the Ports of the Link Aggregation Group
        Set the Link Aggregation Group as Active in the Teaming and Failover Order of the Distributed Port Group
      Edit a Link Aggregation Group
      Enable LACP 5.1 Support on an Uplink Port Group
      Limitations of the LACP Support on a vSphere Distributed Switch
    Backing Up and Restoring Networking Configurations
      Backing Up and Restoring a vSphere Distributed Switch Configuration
        Export vSphere Distributed Switch Configurations
        Import a vSphere Distributed Switch Configuration
        Restore a vSphere Distributed Switch Configuration
      Export, Import, and Restore vSphere Distributed Port Group Configurations
        Export vSphere Distributed Port Group Configurations
        Import a vSphere Distributed Port Group Configuration
        Restore a vSphere Distributed Port Group Configuration
    Rollback and Recovery of the Management Network
      vSphere Networking Rollback
        Disable Network Rollback
        Disable Network Rollback by Using the vCenter Server Configuration File
      Resolve Errors in the Management Network Configuration on a vSphere Distributed Switch
    Networking Policies
      Applying Networking Policies on a vSphere Standard or Distributed Switch
      Configure Overriding Networking Policies on Port Level
      Teaming and Failover Policy
        Load Balancing Algorithms Available for Virtual Switches
          Route Based on Originating Virtual Port
          Route Based on Source MAC Hash
          Route Based on IP Hash
          Route Based on Physical NIC Load
          Use Explicit Failover Order
        Configure NIC Teaming, Failover, and Load Balancing on a vSphere Standard Switch or Standard Port Group
        Configure NIC Teaming, Failover, and Load Balancing on a Distributed Port Group or Distributed Port
      VLAN Policy
        Configure VLAN Tagging on a Distributed Port Group or Distributed Port
        Configure VLAN Tagging on an Uplink Port Group or Uplink Port
      Security Policy
        Configure the Security Policy for a vSphere Standard Switch or Standard Port Group
        Configure the Security Policy for a Distributed Port Group or Distributed Port
      Traffic Shaping Policy
        Configure Traffic Shaping for a vSphere Standard Switch or Standard Port Group
        Edit the Traffic Shaping Policy on a Distributed Port Group or Distributed Port
      Resource Allocation Policy
        Edit the Resource Allocation Policy on a Distributed Port Group
        Edit the Resource Allocation Policy on a Distributed Port
      Monitoring Policy
        Enable or Disable NetFlow Monitoring on a Distributed Port Group or Distributed Port
      Traffic Filtering and Marking Policy
        Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
          Enable Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
          Mark Traffic on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
          Filter Traffic on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
          Working with Network Traffic Rules on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
            View Traffic Rules on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Group
            Edit a Traffic Rule on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
            Change Rule Priorities on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
            Delete a Traffic Rule on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
          Disable Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port Group or Uplink Port Group
        Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
          Enable Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
          Mark Traffic on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
          Filter Traffic on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
          Working with Network Traffic Rules on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
            View Traffic Rules on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
            Edit a Traffic Rule on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
            Change Rule Priorities on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
            Delete a Traffic Rule on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
          Disable Traffic Filtering and Marking on a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
        Qualifying Traffic for Filtering and Marking
          System Traffic Qualifier
          MAC Traffic Qualifier
          IP Traffic Qualifier
      Manage Policies for Multiple Port Groups on a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Port Blocking Policies
        Edit the Port Blocking Policy for a Distributed Port Group
        Edit the Blocking Policy for a Distributed Port or Uplink Port
    Isolating Network Traffic by Using VLANs
      VLAN Configuration
      Private VLANs
        Create a Private VLAN
        Remove a Primary Private VLAN
        Remove a Secondary Private VLAN
    Managing Network Resources
      DirectPath I/O
        Enable Passthrough for a Network Device on a Host
        Configure a PCI Device on a Virtual Machine
      Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)
        SR-IOV Support
        SR-IOV Component Architecture and Interaction
        vSphere and Virtual Function Interaction
        DirectPath I/O vs SR-IOV
        Configure a Virtual Machine to Use SR-IOV
          Enable SR-IOV on a Host Physical Adapter
          Assign a Virtual Function as SR-IOV Passthrough Adapter to a Virtual Machine
        Networking Options for the Traffic Related to an SR-IOV Enabled Virtual Machine
        Using an SR-IOV Physical Adapter to Handle Virtual Machine Traffic
        Enabling SR-IOV by Using Host Profiles or an ESXCLI Command
          Enable SR-IOV in a Host Profile
          Enable SR-IOV on a Host Physical Adapter by Using an ESXCLI Command
        Virtual Machine That Uses an SR-IOV Virtual Function Fails to Power On Because the Host Is Out of Interrupt Vectors
      Remote Direct Memory Access for Virtual Machines
        PVRDMA Support
        Configure an ESXi Host for PVRDMA
          Tag a VMkernel Adapter for PVRDMA
          Enable the Firewall Rule for PVRDMA
        Assign a PVRDMA Adapter to a Virtual Machine
        Network Requirements for RDMA over Converged Ethernet
      Jumbo Frames
        Enable Jumbo Frames on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Enable Jumbo Frames on a vSphere Standard Switch
        Enable Jumbo Frames for a VMkernel Adapter
        Enable Jumbo Frame Support on a Virtual Machine
      TCP Segmentation Offload
        Enable or Disable Software TSO in the VMkernel
        Determine Whether TSO Is Supported on the Physical Network Adapters on an ESXi Host
        Enable or Disable TSO on an ESXi Host
        Determine Whether TSO Is Enabled on an ESXi Host
        Enable or Disable TSO on a Linux Virtual Machine
        Enable or Disable TSO on a Windows Virtual Machine
      Large Receive Offload
        Enable Hardware LRO for All VMXNET3 Adapters on an ESXi Host
        Enable or Disable Software LRO for All VMXNET3 Adapters on an ESXi Host
        Determine Whether LRO Is Enabled for VMXNET3 Adapters on an ESXi Host
        Change the Size of the LRO Buffer for VMXNET 3 Adapters
        Enable or Disable LRO for All VMkernel Adapters on an ESXi Host
        Change the Size of the LRO Buffer for VMkernel Adapters
        Enable or Disable LRO on a VMXNET3 Adapter on a Linux Virtual Machine
        Enable or Disable LRO on a VMXNET3 Adapter on a Windows Virtual Machine
        Enable LRO Globally on a Windows Virtual Machine
      NetQueue and Networking Performance
        Enable NetQueue on a Host
        Disable NetQueue on a Host
    vSphere Network I/O Control
      About vSphere Network I/O Control Version 3
      Upgrade Network I/O Control to Version 3 on a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Enable Network I/O Control on a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Bandwidth Allocation for System Traffic
        Bandwidth Allocation Parameters for System Traffic
        Example Bandwidth Reservation for System Traffic
        Configure Bandwidth Allocation for System Traffic
      Bandwidth Allocation for Virtual Machine Traffic
        About Allocating Bandwidth for Virtual Machines
        Bandwidth Allocation Parameters for Virtual Machine Traffic
        Admission Control for Virtual Machine Bandwidth
        Create a Network Resource Pool
        Add a Distributed Port Group to a Network Resource Pool
        Configure Bandwidth Allocation for a Virtual Machine
        Configure Bandwidth Allocation on Multiple Virtual Machines
        Change the Quota of a Network Resource Pool
        Remove a Distributed Port Group from a Network Resource Pool
        Delete a Network Resource Pool
      Move a Physical Adapter Out the Scope of Network I/O Control
      Working with Network I/O Control Version 2
        Create a Network Resource Pool in Network I/O Control Version 2
        Edit the Settings of a Network Resource Pool in Network I/O Control Version 2
    MAC Address Management
      MAC Address Assignment from vCenter Server
        VMware OUI Allocation
        Prefix-Based MAC Address Allocation
        Range-Based MAC Address Allocation
        Assigning a MAC Address
          Change to or Adjust Range- or Prefixed-Based Allocations
          Set or Change Allocation Type
      MAC Address Generation on ESXi Hosts
      Setting a Static MAC Address to a Virtual Machine
        VMware OUI in Static MAC Addresses
        Assign a Static MAC Address by Using the vSphere Web Client
        Assign a Static MAC Address in the Virtual Machine Configuration File
    Configuring vSphere for IPv6
      vSphere IPv6 Connectivity
      Deploying vSphere on IPv6
        Enable IPv6 on a vSphere Installation
        Enable IPv6 on an Upgraded vSphere Environment
      Enable or Disable IPv6 Support on a Host
      Set Up IPv6 on an ESXi Host
      Setting Up IPv6 on vCenter Server
        Set Up IPv6 on the vCenter Server Appliance
        Set Up vCenter Server on Windows with IPv6
    Monitoring Network Connection and Traffic
      Capturing and Tracing Network Packets by Using the pktcap-uw Utility
        pktcap-uw Command Syntax for Capturing Packets
        pktcap-uw Command Syntax for Tracing Packets
        pktcap-uw Options for Output Control
        pktcap-uw Options for Filtering Packets
        Capturing Packets by Using the pktcap-uw Utility
          Capture Packets That Arrive at a Physical Adapter
          Capture Packets for a VMXNET3 Virtual Machine Adapter
          Capture Packets for a VMkernel Adapter
          Capture Dropped Packets
          Capture Packets at DVFilter Level
          Using the Capture Points of the pktcap-uw Utility
            Capture Points of the pktcap-uw Utility
            List the Capture Points of the pktcap-uw Utility
        Trace Packets by Using the pktcap-uw Utility
      Configure the NetFlow Settings of a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Working With Port Mirroring
        Port Mirroring Version Compatibility
        Port Mirroring Interoperability
        Create a Port Mirroring Session
          Select Port Mirroring Session Type
          Specify Port Mirroring Name and Session Details
          Select Port Mirroring Sources
          Select Port Mirroring Destinations and Verify Settings
        View Port Mirroring Session Details
        Edit Port Mirroring Session Details, Sources, and Destinations
      vSphere Distributed Switch Health Check
        Enable or Disable vSphere Distributed Switch Health Check
        View vSphere Distributed Switch Health Status
      Switch Discovery Protocol
        Enable Cisco Discovery Protocol on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        Enable Link Layer Discovery Protocol on a vSphere Distributed Switch
        View Switch Information
    Configuring Protocol Profiles for Virtual Machine Networking
      Add a Network Protocol Profile
        Select the Network Protocol Profile Name and Network
        Specify Network Protocol Profile IPv4 Configuration
        Specify Network Protocol Profile IPv6 Configuration
        Specify Network Protocol Profile DNS and Other Configuration
        Complete the Network Protocol Profile Creation
      Associate a Port Group with a Network Protocol Profile
      Configure a Virtual Machine or vApp to Use a Network Protocol Profile
    Multicast Filtering
      Multicast Filtering Modes
      Enable Multicast Snooping on a vSphere Distributed Switch
      Edit the Query Time Interval for Multicast Snooping
      Edit the Number of Source IP Addresses for IGMP and MLD
    Stateless Network Deployment
    Networking Best Practices
  vSphere Storage
    Updated Information
    Introduction to Storage
      Storage Virtualization
      Types of Physical Storage
        Local Storage
        Networked Storage
      Target and Device Representations
      Storage Device Characteristics
        Display Storage Devices for a Host
        Display Storage Devices for an Adapter
      Supported Storage Adapters
        View Storage Adapters Information
      Datastore Characteristics
        Display Datastore Information
        List Datastores for an Infrastructure Object
      How Virtual Machines Access Storage
      Comparing Types of Storage
      vSphere Storage APIs
    Overview of Using ESXi with a SAN
      ESXi and SAN Use Cases
      Specifics of Using SAN Storage with ESXi
      ESXi Hosts and Multiple Storage Arrays
      Making LUN Decisions
        Use the Predictive Scheme to Make LUN Decisions
        Use the Adaptive Scheme to Make LUN Decisions
      Choosing Virtual Machine Locations
      Layered Applications
        Array-Based (Third-Party) Solution
        File-Based (VMFS) Solution
      Third-Party Management Applications
      SAN Storage Backup Considerations
        Using Third-Party Backup Packages
    Using ESXi with Fibre Channel SAN
      Fibre Channel SAN Concepts
        Ports in Fibre Channel SAN
        Fibre Channel Storage Array Types
      Using Zoning with Fibre Channel SANs
      How Virtual Machines Access Data on a Fibre Channel SAN
    Configuring Fibre Channel Storage
      ESXi Fibre Channel SAN Requirements
        ESXi Fibre Channel SAN Restrictions
        Setting LUN Allocations
        Setting Fibre Channel HBAs
      Installation and Setup Steps
      N-Port ID Virtualization
        How NPIV-Based LUN Access Works
        Requirements for Using NPIV
        NPIV Capabilities and Limitations
        Assign WWNs to Virtual Machines
        Modify WWN Assignments
    Configuring Fibre Channel over Ethernet
      Fibre Channel over Ethernet Adapters
      Configuration Guidelines for Software FCoE
      Set Up Networking for Software FCoE
      Add Software FCoE Adapters
    Booting ESXi from Fibre Channel SAN
      Boot from SAN Benefits
      Boot from Fibre Channel SAN Requirements and Considerations
      Getting Ready for Boot from SAN
        Configure SAN Components and Storage System
        Configure Storage Adapter to Boot from SAN
        Set Up Your System to Boot from Installation Media
      Configure Emulex HBA to Boot from SAN
        Enable the BootBIOS Prompt
        Enable the BIOS
      Configure QLogic HBA to Boot from SAN
    Booting ESXi with Software FCoE
      Requirements and Considerations for Software FCoE Boot
      Best Practices for Software FCoE Boot
      Set Up Software FCoE Boot
        Configure Software FCoE Boot Parameters
        Install and Boot ESXi from Software FCoE LUN
      Troubleshooting Installation and Boot from Software FCoE
    Best Practices for Fibre Channel Storage
      Preventing Fibre Channel SAN Problems
      Disable Automatic Host Registration
      Optimizing Fibre Channel SAN Storage Performance
        Storage Array Performance
        Server Performance with Fibre Channel
    Using ESXi with iSCSI SAN
      iSCSI SAN Concepts
        Ports in the iSCSI SAN
        iSCSI Naming Conventions
        iSCSI Initiators
        Establishing iSCSI Connections
        iSCSI Storage System Types
        Discovery, Authentication, and Access Control
        Error Correction
      How Virtual Machines Access Data on an iSCSI SAN
    Configuring iSCSI Adapters and Storage
      ESXi iSCSI SAN Requirements
      ESXi iSCSI SAN Restrictions
      Setting LUN Allocations for iSCSI
      Network Configuration and Authentication
      Set Up Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        View Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Modify General Properties for iSCSI Adapters
        Edit Network Settings for Hardware iSCSI
        Set Up Dynamic or Static Discovery for iSCSI
      About Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
        Dependent Hardware iSCSI Considerations
        Configure Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
          View Dependent Hardware iSCSI Adapters
          Modify General Properties for iSCSI Adapters
          Determine Association Between iSCSI and Network Adapters
          Set Up iSCSI Networking
          Set Up Dynamic or Static Discovery for iSCSI
      About the Software iSCSI Adapter
        Configure the Software iSCSI Adapter
          Activate the Software iSCSI Adapter
          Modify General Properties for iSCSI Adapters
          Set Up iSCSI Networking
          Set Up Dynamic or Static Discovery for iSCSI
        Disable Software iSCSI Adapter
      Modify General Properties for iSCSI Adapters
      Setting Up iSCSI Network
        Requirements for iSCSI Port Binding
        Best Practices for Configuring Networking with Software iSCSI
        Configure Port Binding for iSCSI
          Create a Single VMkernel Adapter for iSCSI
          Create Additional VMkernel Adapters for iSCSI
          Change Network Policy for iSCSI
          Bind iSCSI and VMkernel Adapters
          Review Port Binding Details
        Managing iSCSI Network
        iSCSI Network Troubleshooting
      Using Jumbo Frames with iSCSI
        Enable Jumbo Frames for Software and Dependent Hardware iSCSI
        Enable Jumbo Frames for Independent Hardware iSCSI
      Configuring Discovery Addresses for iSCSI Adapters
        Set Up Dynamic or Static Discovery for iSCSI
        Remove Dynamic or Static iSCSI Targets
      Configuring CHAP Parameters for iSCSI Adapters
        Choosing CHAP Authentication Method
        Set Up CHAP for iSCSI Adapter
        Set Up CHAP for Target
        Disable CHAP
      Configuring Advanced Parameters for iSCSI
        Configure Advanced Parameters for iSCSI
      iSCSI Session Management
        Review iSCSI Sessions
        Add iSCSI Sessions
        Remove iSCSI Sessions
    Booting from iSCSI SAN
      General Boot from iSCSI SAN Recommendations
      Prepare the iSCSI SAN
      Configure Independent Hardware iSCSI Adapter for SAN Boot
        Configure iSCSI Boot Settings
      iBFT iSCSI Boot Overview
        iBFT iSCSI Boot Considerations
        Configuring iBFT Boot from SAN
          Configure iSCSI Boot Parameters
          Change Boot Sequence in BIOS
          Install ESXi to iSCSI Target
          Boot ESXi from iSCSI Target
        Networking Best Practices
        Change iBFT iSCSI Boot Settings
        Troubleshooting iBFT iSCSI Boot
          Loss of System's Gateway Causes Loss of Network Connectivity
          Changing iSCSI Boot Parameters Causes ESXi to Boot in Stateless Mode
    Best Practices for iSCSI Storage
      Preventing iSCSI SAN Problems
      Optimizing iSCSI SAN Storage Performance
        Storage System Performance
        Server Performance with iSCSI
        Network Performance
      Checking Ethernet Switch Statistics
    Managing Storage Devices
      Storage Device Characteristics
        Display Storage Devices for a Host
        Display Storage Devices for an Adapter
      Understanding Storage Device Naming
        Rename Storage Devices
      Storage Rescan Operations
        Perform Storage Rescan
        Perform Adapter Rescan
        Change the Number of Scanned Storage Devices
      Identifying Device Connectivity Problems
        Detecting PDL Conditions
        Performing Planned Storage Device Removal
          Detach Storage Devices
          Attach Storage Devices
        Recovering From PDL Conditions
        Handling Transient APD Conditions
          Disable Storage APD Handling
          Change Timeout Limits for Storage APD
        Check the Connection Status of a Storage Device
        Device Connectivity Problems and High Availability
      Edit Configuration File Parameters
      Enable or Disable the Locator LED on Storage Devices
      Erase Storage Devices
    Working with Flash Devices
      Using Flash Devices with ESXi
        Identifying Flash Virtual Disks
      Marking Storage Devices
        Mark Storage Devices as Flash
        Mark Storage Devices as Local
      Monitor Flash Devices
      Best Practices for Flash Devices
        Estimate Lifetime of Flash Devices
      About Virtual Flash Resource
        Considerations for Virtual Flash Resource
        Set Up Virtual Flash Resource
        Remove Virtual Flash Resource
        Virtual Flash Advanced Settings
      Configuring Host Swap Cache
        Configure Host Cache with VMFS Datastore
        Configure Host Swap Cache with Virtual Flash Resource
    About VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache
      DRS Support for Flash Read Cache
      vSphere High Availability Support