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VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook

By : Hersey Cartwright
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VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook

By: Hersey Cartwright

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Identifying vCenter components and dependencies

The vCenter Server provides the central configuration and management of the ESXi servers and the services provided by the virtual infrastructure. vCenter 5.1 is composed of several components and services such as the VMware Single Sign-On (SSO) server, the vCenter Inventory Service, the vCenter Server, and the vSphere Web Client.

How to do it…

Identify the following core components and services of vCenter 5.1:

  • VMware SSO: This provides identity management for administrators, users, and applications that interact with the VMware vSphere environment. Multiple Active Directory (AD) domains and Open Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (OpenLDAP) authentication sources can be added to provide authentication to the vCenter management components.

  • VMware vCenter Inventory Service: This maintains application and inventory data, so inventory objects including datacenters, clusters, folders, and virtual machines can be searched and accessed.

  • VMware vCenter...