ISBN 9788184048681,VMware Cookbook: A Real-World Guide to Effective VMware Use

VMware Cookbook: A Real-World Guide to Effective VMware Use



Shroff Publishers & Distributors Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788184048681

ISBN-10 8184048688


Number of Pages 316 Pages
Language (English)

Computer Books

Speed via the Command Line Restoring a Service Console via the CLI Chapter 4 Resource and vCenter Management Understanding Virtual Machine Memory Use Through Reservations, Shares, and Limits Configuring Virtual Machine CPU Limits Configuring Virtual Machine CPU Shares Configuring Virtual Machine CPU Reservations Setting Up Resource Pools Understanding Resource Pools Expandable Reservations in Resource Pools Creating a Cluster Adding Hosts to a Cluster Enabling DRS in a Cluster Understanding Cluster States and Warnings Reconfiguring HA on a Host Using ESX 4.x CPU/RAM Hot Add/Hotplug Support Surviving a vCenter Server Failure or Outage Chapter 5 Useful Command-Line Tools Entering Maintenance Mode via the Command Line Displaying Server Information Viewing the ESX Version Changing the Virtual Disk from BusLogic to LSI Logic Hiding the VMware Tools Icon Emptying a Large Virtual Machine Logfile Viewing Disk Partitions via the Console Monitoring CPU Usage Monitoring Memory Monitoring Storage Performance Monitoring Network Usage Managing Virtual Switches Generating a Logfile for VMware Support Checking ESX Patches Enabling NTP in vCenter Enabling NTP via the Command Line Changing the ESX Server's Time Using TCP Wrappers Restarting the vCenter Agent Unregistering a Virtual Machine via the Command Line Registering a Virtual Machine via the Command Line Finding Virtual Machine Snapshots Renaming a Virtual Machine via vCenter Renaming a Virtual Machine via the Command Line Using Host Files Setting ESX Options Using the Command Line Configuring Authentication Choices Using the Command Line Manipulating the Bootloader Manipulating the Crash Dump Partition Configuring a Firewall on the Command Line Managing ESX Driver Modules Configuring Storage Multipathing Managing NFS Mounts Managing Disk Volumes with ESX4 Configuring Ethernet Adapters Rescanning Host Bus Adapters Managing ESX4 Add-ons from the Command Line Managing Resource Groups from the Command Line Managing VMkernel Network Routes Configuring Software iSCSI Options Configuring Hardware iSCSCI Options Upgrading Your Version of VMware Displaying vmhba Names with Associated Mappings Managing SCSI Device Mappings with ESX4 vSphere Managing VMkernel Ports Managing vswif Console Network Settings Chapter 6 General Security Enabling SSH on ESXi Enabling Direct root Logins on Your ESX Server Adding Users and Groups Allowing or Denying Users the Use of SSH Turning on the MOTD for Console Users Changing the root Password via the Console Recovering a Lost root Password Disabling Direct root Console Logins Securing the GRUB Bootloader Menu Disabling USB Drive Mounting Opening and Closing Firewall Ports via the Console Checking Default ESX Ports Turning on SNMP for Remote Administration Using SNMP Version 3 Using sudo Configuring sudo Tracking Users via the CLI Configuring Active Directory Authentication Setting a Maximum Number of Failed Logins Limiting Access to the su Command Setting User Password Aging Disabling Copy and Paste Disabling Disk Shrinking on Virtual Machines Disabling Unneeded Devices Preventing Unwanted Device Additions and Removals Disabling VMware Tools Settings Override Chapter 7 Automating ESX Installation Enabling Scripted Install Support on ESX Using the Scripted Installer Enhancing the Kickstart Configuration Copying the CD-ROM to Facilitate NFS Installations Advanced Install Scripting Using %pre Advanced Install Scripting Using %post Using the ESX Deployment Appliance Colophon