VMware Administration – 1. Basics, install, configure & manage ESXi 6.5 host


    VMware ESXi (formerly ESX) is an enterprise-class, type-1 hypervisor developed by VMware for deploying and serving virtual computers. As a type-1 hypervisor, ESXi is not a software application that is installed on an operating system (OS); instead, it includes and integrates vital OS components, such as a kernel.

    I have covered the following things in one video !! have some patience and apologies for mistakes !!

    1. Introduction to Virtualization & What is VM !!
    Its a collection of files, as below
    when you create :
    .VMX – Configuration information.
    .VMDK – Virtual Harddisk
    .VMSD – Virtual Machine Snapshot descriptor
    When you poweron:
    .VMX – Configuration information.(read only)
    .VMDK – Virtual Harddisk
    .VMSD – Virtual Machine Snapshot descriptor
    .NVRAM – RAM/Memory Configuration file
    .VSWAP – Temporary RAM file like Page file in Windows
    .LOg – Logs that changes when ever poweron the VM
    .VMXlck – Maintains the integrity of VMX aux file & VMX file
    .VMX~ – Track the changes happed after poweron
    2. How to install & Configure ESXI Host
    Installed and configured
    3. OVA & OVF
    OVA is a single file contains Pre-configured VM exported into .OVA format for reuse
    OVF is combination of multiple file, ontains Pre-configured VM exported into .OVF format for reuse
    4.How to deploy VM’s using OVA templete and configure | password: VMware1!
    Deployed 3 ESXI Servers for Lab testing and configured – Labexsi01.mavrick.com – Labexsi02.mavrick.com – Labexsi03.mavrick.com
    5.What is vCenter Server & Why we need vCenter
    Additional Software from VMWare to manage VMware infrastructure via single console called vCenter(webapplication)
    Along with additional features called – Vmware HA, DRS, FT, Update Manager, Distributed Networking & vSAN.

    2 Types of offerings in vCenter
    1. vCenter standalone server (Windows OS) – till 6.5
    2. vCenter Appaliance (Customized Linux along with vCenter) -mostly from 6.5 & 6.7
    6. Install & configure windows 2016 server on ESXI host
    C: 40 GB
    RAM: 9GB
    NIC Cards:2
    Thanks for watching !! & for VMware, Storage, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and DevOps training, please reach me on [email protected]




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