vSphere Virtual Machine Management

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  • Understand virtual machine concepts
  • Create a virtual machine using the wizard
  • Understand other ways to provision virtual machines
  • Discover advanced virtual machine settings
  • Manage multi-tiered applications with vApps
  • Migrate and monitor your virtual machines
  • Balance resource utilization and availability
  • Optimize virtual machine performance and resource allocation

A virtual machine (VM) is a software implementation of a machine (a computer) that executes programs like a physical machine. vSphere has clusters of virtual machines that are all interconnected. Virtualization changes everything. Virtual machines have far more functionality than physical servers and are capable of incredible things. Virtual machines should not be treated and administered exactly like physical servers. It is imperative that the administrators know how to correctly create and administer virtual machines.

vSphere Virtual Machine Management depicts how to create a virtual machine step-by-step using multiple creation methods. In this book, you will learn how to develop virtual machine performance, resource allocation, and performance monitoring in detail. You will also be introduced to load balancing and virtual machine availability concepts and configurations.

This book looks at the different ways to create virtual machines, and breaks down the many different configuration options that are available. It will take you through a number of step-by-step instructions that will help you understand virtual machine features and how to configure them.

Not only will you learn how to create and configure virtual machines, but you will also be introduced to many of the advanced configuration options that are available in vSphere. We will also take a look at virtual machine performance, resource allocation options, and how to monitor virtual machines. If your environment uses multi-tiered applications, you will discover why vApp is the perfect container for multi-tiered applications. How to take advantage of virtual machine availability and load balancing will also be discussed.

  • Create virtual machines using the wizard, cloning, deploying from a template, and using OVF templates
  • Manage multi-tiered applications using vApps
  • Learn how to optimise virtual machine performance and resource allocation
Page Count 326
Course Length 9 hours 46 minutes
ISBN 9781782172185
Date Of Publication 21 Mar 2014


Rebecca Fitzhugh

Rebecca Fitzhugh is an independent VMware consultant specializing in architecting vSphere, Horizon, and vCloud environments, along with delivering a variety of authorized VMware courses as VMware Certified Instructor (VCI). Prior to becoming a consultant and instructor, she served 5 years in the United States Marine Corps (2006-2011), where she assisted in the build out and administration of multiple enterprise networks residing on virtual infrastructure. Rebecca has written several white papers and articles for Global Knowledge and VMware Press, as along with previously authoring vSphere Virtual Machine Management (ISBN 9781782172185) for Packt Publishing.

Rebecca currently holds multiple IT industry certifications, including VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP) in Data Center Design (DCD), Data Center Administration (DCA), and Cloud Infrastructure Administration (CIA). She has been selected as a vExpert three times (2014, 2015, and 2016). You can follow Rebecca on Twitter (@RebeccaFitzhugh) or contact her via LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/rmfitzhugh/).