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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
Credits
About the Author
Acknowledgments
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Index

A

  • Active adapters / How it works…
  • Active Directory (AD) / How to do it…
  • Add Host wizard / How it works…
  • AMD-V / How it works…
  • AMD No Execute (NX) / How to do it…
  • AMD RVI / How it works…
  • anti-affinity rules
    • using / Using VM affinity and anti-affinity rules, How to do it…, How it works…
  • Application owners
    • roles / How it works…
  • architecture design document
    • creating / Creating the architecture design document, How it works...
    • contents / How to do it...
    • sample outline / How it works...
  • assumptions / How it works…
    • A001 / Assumptions
    • A002 / Assumptions
    • A003 / Assumptions

B

  • Basic Input Output System (BIOS) / Virtual machines
  • Business unit managers
    • roles / How it works…

C

  • CA / How it works…
  • Capacity Assessment (CA) / How to do it…
  • Capacity Planner
    • engaging, steps / How to do it…
    • working / How it works…, There's more…
  • Capacity Planner assessments
    • CE / How it works…
    • CA / How it works…
  • Capacity Planner collector / How it works…
  • Capacity Planner engagement / How it works…
  • Capacity Planner tool / Introduction
  • CE / How it works…
  • Certificate Authority (CA) / How to do it…
  • Change Block Tracking (CBT) / Replicating virtual machines with vSphere Replication
  • Clone to Template wizard / How it works…
  • Community PVLAN / How it works…
  • compute
    • about / Introduction
  • conceptual design
    • creating / Creating the conceptual design, How it works...
    • example / How it works...
    • design requirements / Design requirements
    • design constraints / Design constraints
    • assumptions / Assumptions, There's more...
  • Consolidation Estimate (CE) / How to do it…
  • constraints / How it works…
  • converged network adapters (CNA) / How to do it…
  • Converged Network Adapters (CNA) / How to do it..., How it works…
  • Converter Standalone agent / How to do it…
  • Convert to Template wizard / How to do it…
  • CPU Hot Add and Memory Hot Plug
    • about / Enabling CPU Hot Add and Memory Hot Plug
    • enabling / How to do it…
    • working / How it works…
  • CPU resources requirement
    • about / Calculating CPU resource requirements
    • calculating / How to do it…, How it works…
  • Create Storage dialog / How to do it…
  • custom ESXi image
    • creaing / Creating a custom ESXi image, How to do it…
    • working / How it works…, There's more…
  • Custom ISOs tab / There's more…

D

  • database interoperability
    • determining / Determining database interoperability, How to do it…, How it works...
  • datacenter
    • designing, with holistic approach / Using a holistic approach to datacenter design, How to do it..., How it works...
  • Data Collector Set / How to do it…
  • Data Collector Set application / How to do it…
  • data fragment (DF) / There's more…
  • datastore
    • about / Sizing datastores, How to do it...
    • sizing / How to do it..., How it works..., There's more...
    • cluster, creating / There's more...
  • datastore clusters
    • best practices / There's more...
  • dependencies
    • identifying / Identifying dependencies, How it works…
    • mapping, diagram / How it works…
  • Deploy VM from this Template wizard / How to do it…
  • design
    • influencing, factors / Introduction
    • presenting, for approval / Presenting the design
    • presentation informationroval / How it works...
    • implementing / Implementing the design
    • implementing, steps / How to do it...
  • design assumptions
    • making / How to do it..., How it works..., There's more...
  • design constraints
    • identifying / Identifying design constraints, How it works...
  • design documentation / Introduction
  • design factors
    • about / Identifying the design factors
    • identifying, requirements / How to do it…
    • identifying / How it works…
    • functional requirements / How it works…
    • nonfunctional requirements / How it works…
    • assumptions / How it works…
    • constraints / How it works…
    • risks / How it works…
    • determining / Introduction
  • design factors, determining factors
    • Service-Level Agreements (SLAs) / How it works…
    • Service-Level Objective (SLO) / How it works…
    • Recovery Time Objective (RTO) / How it works…
    • Recovery Point Objective (RPO) / How it works…
    • Operation-Level Agreements (OLAs) / How it works…
  • design process
    • phases, diagram / Introduction
  • design requirements
    • identifying / Identifying design requirements, How to do it..., How it works...
    • functional requirements / Identifying design requirements
    • nonfunctional requirements / Identifying design requirements
    • existing environment size / How it works...
  • design risks
    • identifying / Identifying design risks, How it works...
  • Destination Location / How to do it…
  • Destination Virtual Machine / How to do it…
  • Direct
    • using, best practices / How it works...
  • Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) / The hypervisor, How to do it…
  • DirectPath I/O / There's more…
  • discovery process
    • discovery phase / Introduction
    • about / Introduction
    • tools / Introduction
  • Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) / Virtual infrastructure management, vMotion network design considerations, Introduction
  • Distributed switch only option / How to do it…
  • distributed virtual switches / Standard or distributed virtual switches
  • documented design
    • contents / Introduction

E

  • EMC Avamar / Deploying VMware Data Protection
  • end users
    • roles / How it works…
  • Enterprise Edition / Protecting the virtual datacenter with Site Recovery Manager
  • ESXi
    • host configuration / Backing up ESXi host configurations
    • host logging / Configuring ESXi host logging
  • ESXi host BIOS settings
    • about / Best practices for ESXi host BIOS settings
    • best practices / How to do it…, How it works…
  • ESXi host configurations
    • about / Backing up ESXi host configurations
    • backing up / How to do it..., There's more…
  • ESXi host logging
    • about / Configuring ESXi host logging
    • configuring / How to do it…, How it works…
  • EsxImageProfile PowerCLI command / How to do it…
  • EsxSoftwarePackage PowerCLI command / How to do it…
  • EVC
    • about / Ensuring cluster vMotion compatibility
    • enabling / Ensuring cluster vMotion compatibility, How it works…
  • Extended Page Tables (EPT) / How to do it…
  • Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) / Virtual machines

F

  • -flat.vmdk file extension / Virtual machines
  • Failback setting / How it works…
  • FC
    • about / How it works...
    • using, best practices / How it works...
  • FCoE
    • about / How it works...
    • using, best practices / How it works...
  • fixed host / How it works...
  • functional requirements / How it works…

G

  • Get-EsxImageProfile PowerCLI command / How to do it…
  • gigabits per second (Gbps) / Determining network bandwidth requirements
  • Gigabytes (GB)
    • calculating / Calculating storage capacity requirements

H

  • HA resources
    • reserving, for failover support / Reserving HA resources to support failover, How it works…
  • HCL / How it works...
  • High Availability (HA) / Introduction
  • holistic approach
    • using, to design datacenter / Using a holistic approach to datacenter design, How to do it...
  • Host Bus Adapter (HBA) / How it works...
  • hypervisor
    • diagram / Introduction
    • about / The hypervisor

I

  • implementation plan
    • about / Writing an implementation plan
    • contents / How to do it...
    • writing / How it works...
    • access requirements / How it works...
    • facility requirements / How it works...
    • hardware requirements / How it works...
    • high-level overview / How it works...
    • project documentation deliverables / How it works...
    • outline / How it works...
  • Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) / How to do it…
  • installation guide
    • developing / Developing an installation guide, How it works...
    • contents / How to do it...
    • for examples / How it works...
    • outline / How it works...
  • Intel Execute Disable (XD) / How to do it…
  • Intel VTx / How it works…
  • IOPS requirements
    • calculating / How to do it...
  • IP storage network
    • design considerations / How to do it…, How it works…, There's more…
    • Software FCoE adapter, enabling / How it works…
    • jumbo frames, enabling / There's more…
  • iSCSI
    • about / How it works...
    • using, best practices / How it works...
  • Isolated PVLAN / How it works…
  • IT
    • roles / How it works…

L

  • .log file extension / Virtual machines
  • Link Status Only option / How it works…
  • load balancing policies
    • applying, to virtual switches / How it works…
  • Local Area Network (LAN) / How it works…
  • locally installed database
    • selecting, reasons / How it works…
  • Logical Unit Number (LUN) / The hypervisor

M

  • management availability
    • desigining for / Designing for management availability, How to do it…, How it works…
  • management cluster
    • best practices / How to do it…
    • sizing / How to do it…
    • designing / How it works…, There's more…
  • management components
    • securing / Securing the management components, How to do it…
    • best practices / There's more…
  • maximum utilization threshold / How it works…
  • megabits per second (Mbps) / Determining network bandwidth requirements
  • memory resource requirements
    • about / Calculating memory resource requirements
    • calculating / How to do it…, How it works…, There's more…
  • Microsoft Windows PerfMon / Using Windows Performance Monitor
  • Most Recently Used (MRU) / How it works...
  • Multiple-NIC vMotion
    • about / How it works…
    • configuring / How it works…
  • mutlipathing
    • about / Storage path selection plugins
    • determining / How to do it...

N

  • .nvram file extension / Virtual machines
  • NAS / How it works...
  • Native Multipathing PSPs
    • fixed host / How it works...
    • Most Recently Used (MRU) / How it works...
    • Round Robin (RR) / How it works...
  • network availability
    • providing / Providing network availability
  • network bandwidth requirements
    • determining / Determining network bandwidth requirements, How it works…, There's more…
  • Network File System (NFS) / Virtual machines
  • Network Interface Controller (NIC) / How it works…
  • network resource
    • managing / How to do it…, How it works…
    • traffic shaping / How it works…
    • traffic shaping / How it works…
  • New Cluster dialog / How it works…
  • New vApp wizard / How to do it…
  • New VM Guest Customization Spec wizard / There's more…
  • NFS
    • about / How it works...
    • best practices / How it works...
  • NMP
    • about / How it works...
  • NMP PSP policies / How it works...
  • non-uniform memory architecture (NUMA) / How to do it…
  • nonfunctional requirements / How it works…

O

  • Open Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (OpenLDAP) / How to do it…
  • Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) / Virtual machines
  • Open Virtualization Format (OVF) / Virtual machines
  • Operation-Level Agreements (OLAs) / How it works…
  • operational procedures
    • about / Writing operational procedures
    • information, requiring / How to do it...
    • writing / How it works...
    • procedure examples / How it works...
    • outline example / How it works...
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) / Identifying when not to virtualize

P

  • path selection policy
    • Native Multipathing PSP / How it works...
    • changing / How it works...
  • Performance Monitor (PerfMon) / Introduction
  • Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) / How to do it...
  • Physical-to-Physical (P2P) / How it works…
  • Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) / How it works…
  • physical compute design
    • about / Creating the physical compute design
    • factors / How to do it…
    • creating / How to do it…
    • logical specification / How it works…
    • influencing, factors / How it works…
    • example / How it works…
    • diagram example / How it works…
  • physical network design
    • about / Understanding the physical network design
    • factors / How to do it…
    • completing steps / How to do it…
    • working / How it works…
    • logical network design specifications / How it works…
    • influencing, factors / How it works…
    • diagram / How it works…
  • physical servers
    • converting, vCenter Converter Standalone used / How to do it…, How it works…
  • physical storage design
    • about / Understanding the physical storage design
    • steps / How to do it…
    • logical specifications / How it works…
    • influencing, factors / How it works…
  • Pluggable Storage Architecture (PSA) / How it works...
  • PowerCLI
    • downloading / How to do it…
  • project documentation deliverables
    • architecture design / How it works...
    • implementation plan / How it works...
    • installation guide / How it works...
    • validation test plan / How it works...
    • operational procedures / How it works...
  • Promiscuous PVLAN / How it works…
  • protection groups / How it works…
  • PSP
    • about / How it works...
    • optimal PSP / How it works...
  • PVLANs
    • about / Using private VLANs
    • using / How to do it…, How it works…, There's more…
    • working / How it works…
    • Promiscuous PVLAN / How it works…
    • Community PVLAN / How it works…
    • Isolated PVLAN / How it works…
    • configuring, on Cisco IOS switch / There's more…

Q

  • Quality of Service (QoS) / How it works…

R

  • RAID
    • about / Identifying RAID levels
  • RAID0 / How it works...
  • RAID1 / How it works...
  • RAID1+0 / How it works...
  • RAID1/0 / How it works...
  • RAID5 / How it works...
  • RAID6 / How it works...
  • RAID levels
    • identifying / Identifying RAID levels, How it works...
    • RAID0 / How it works...
    • RAID1 / How it works...
    • RAID 1/0 / How it works...
    • RAID 1+0 / How it works...
    • RAID 10 / How it works...
    • RAID5 / How it works...
    • RAID6 / How it works...
  • Rapid Virtualization Indexing (RVI) / How to do it…
  • Ready to Complete screen / How to do it…
  • recovery plans / How it works…
  • Recovery Point Objective (RPO) / How it works…
  • Recovery settings menu / How to do it…
  • Recovery Time Objective (RTO) / How it works…
  • Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) / How it works…
  • Restore distributed switch and all port groups option / How it works…
  • Restore distributed switch only option / How it works…
  • right-sizing
    • about / Right-sizing virtual machines
    • virtual machines / How to do it…, How it works…
  • risks / How it works…
  • Round Robin (RR) / How it works...
  • RPO
    • about / Introduction
  • RTO
    • about / How it works..., Introduction

S

  • SATP / How it works...
  • scaling in / How it works…, There's more…
  • scaling out / Scaling up or scaling out, How it works…, There's more…
  • scaling up / Scaling up or scaling out
  • Secure Shell (SSH) / The hypervisor, How to do it…
  • Secure Shell Daemon (SSHD) / How it works…
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) / How it works…
  • Service-Level Agreements (SLAs) / How it works…
  • Service-Level Objective (SLO) / How it works…
  • Single Points of Failure (SPOF) / Providing network availability
  • Single Sign-On (SSO) server) / Identifying vCenter components and dependencies
  • Site Recovery Manager (SRM) / There's more…
  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) / How it works...
  • SRM
    • about / Protecting the virtual datacenter with Site Recovery Manager
    • used, for virtual datacenter protection / How to do it…, How it works…
  • SSO
    • about / Choosing a vCenter Single Sign-On deployment mode
  • SSO Configuration
    • backing up / How to do it…
  • stakeholder interview
    • conducting / Conducting stakeholder interviews, How it works…
    • business requirements questions / How to do it…
    • technical requirements questions / How to do it…
    • design factors, determining factors / How it works…
  • stakeholders
    • about / Identifying stakeholders
    • identifying / How to do it…, How it works…, There's more…
    • C-level executives / How it works…
    • Business unit managers or directors / How it works…
    • Application owners / How it works…
    • IT / How it works…
    • Application or end users / How it works…
    • interviews, conducting / Conducting stakeholder interviews
  • Standard Edition / Protecting the virtual datacenter with Site Recovery Manager
  • standard virtual switch (vSwitch) / How it works…
  • Standby adapters / How it works…
  • statement of work / Writing an implementation plan
  • Storage Area Network (SAN) / The hypervisor
  • storage capacity
    • measuring / Calculating storage capacity requirements
    • requirement, calculating / How to do it..., There's more...
  • storage capacity requirements
    • calculating / How to do it..., There's more...
  • storage connectivity requirements
    • calculating / How to do it..., How it works..., There's more...
  • storage performance requirements
    • calculating / How to do it..., How it works..., There's more...
  • Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) / How it works…
  • storage throughput
    • calculating / Calculating storage throughput, How it works...
    • requirements, calculating / How to do it...
  • Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) / How it works…
  • Summary screen / How to do it…
  • Summary tab / How it works…

T

  • TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE) / How it works...
  • Teaming and failover options / How it works…
  • Terabytes (TB)
    • calculating / Calculating storage capacity requirements
  • traffic shaping or Network I/O Control (NIOC) / How it works…
  • traffic shaping policy
    • bandwidth characteristics, applying / How it works…
  • Transparent Page Sharing (TPS) / The hypervisor, There's more…, How it works…

U

  • Unused adapters / How it works…

V

  • .vmdk file extension / Virtual machines
  • .vmsd file extension / Virtual machines
  • .vmsn file extension / Virtual machines
  • .vmx file extension / Virtual machines
  • .vswp file extension / Virtual machines
  • validation test plan
    • active adapters / How it works…
    • standby adapters / How it works…
    • unused adapters / How it works…
    • about / Creating a validation test plan
    • information, requiring / How to do it..., How it works...
    • usability testing procedures, examples / How it works...
    • reliability testing procedures, examples / How it works...
    • example / How it works...
  • vApps
    • used, for virtualized application organization / Using vApps to organize virtualized applications, How to do it…, How it works…
    • about / How it works…
  • VCAP5-DCA exam
    • about / Passing the VMware VCAP-DCD exam
  • VCAP5-DCD exam
    • about / Passing the VMware VCAP-DCD exam, Getting ready
    • passing / How to do it…
    • tips / How to do it…
  • vCenter
    • components, identifying / Identifying vCenter components and dependencies
    • deployment option, selecting / Selecting a vCenter deployment option, How to do it…, How it works…
    • system requirements, determining / Determining the vCenter system requirements, How to do it…, How it works…
    • SSO mode, choosing / Choosing a vCenter Single Sign-On deployment mode, How it works…, There's more…
    • server components, backing up / Backing up the vCenter Server components, How to do it…, How it works...
    • Server Heartbeat, using / Using vCenter Server Heartbeat to provide vCenter availability
    • protecting, with vCenter Server Heartbeat / How it works…
  • vCenter components
    • about / Identifying vCenter components and dependencies
    • VMware SSO / How to do it…
    • VMware vCenter Inventory Service / How to do it…
    • VMware vCenter Server / How to do it…
    • VMware vSphere Web Client / How to do it…
    • working / How it works…
    • dependencies / How it works…
    • vSphere virtual environment / There's more…
  • vCenter Converter Standalone
    • used, for physical servers conversion / Converting physical servers with vCenter Converter Standalone, How to do it…, How it works…
    • about / How to do it…
  • vCenter deployment
    • option, selecting / Selecting a vCenter deployment option, How to do it…, How it works…
    • database, selecting for / How to do it…, How it works…
  • vCenter Inventory Service
    • backing up, on VCSA / How to do it…
  • vCenter Operations Manager (vCOPs) / How it works…
  • vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) / Virtual infrastructure management
  • vCenter Server components
    • installation order / How to do it…
    • about / Backing up the vCenter Server components
    • backing up / How to do it…
  • vCenter Server Heartbeat
    • about / Using vCenter Server Heartbeat to provide vCenter availability
    • using, for vCenter availability / How to do it…, How it works…
  • vCenter SSL certificates
    • backing up / How to do it…
  • vCenter SSO deployment mode
    • selecting / How to do it…, How it works…
    • in multisite mode / How it works…
  • vCenter system requirements
    • determining / Determining the vCenter system requirements, How to do it…, How it works…
  • VCP5-DCV exam
    • about / Getting ready
  • vCPU-to-core ratio
    • about / Determining the vCPU-to-core ratio
    • determining / How to do it…, How it works…
  • VCSA
    • about / How it works…
    • limitations / How it works…
  • VDP
    • about / Deploying VMware Data Protection
    • A / Deploying VMware Data Protection
    • deploying / How to do it…, How it works…
  • VDP Advanced (VDPA)
    • about / Deploying VMware Data Protection
  • vDSwitch
    • about / How it works…
    • using, features / How it works…
    • Network I/O Control configurations / How it works…
  • Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V) / How it works…
  • Virtual CPUs (vCPUs) / Identifying when not to virtualize
  • virtual datacenter
    • protecting, with SRM / Protecting the virtual datacenter with Site Recovery Manager, How it works…
  • virtual datacenter architect
    • becoming / How to do it…
  • virtual distributed switch
    • using / How it works…
  • virtual distributed switch configurations
    • about / Backing up virtual distributed switch configurations
    • backing up / How to do it…, How it works…
  • Virtual distributed switches (vDSwitches)
    • configuring / How it works…
  • virtual infrastructure management
    • about / Virtual infrastructure management
  • virtualization
    • about / Introduction
    • benefits / Understanding the benefits of virtualization
    • non-suitability reasons / Identifying when not to virtualize
  • virtualization, benefits
    • vSphere ESXi / Understanding the benefits of virtualization
    • HA / Understanding the benefits of virtualization
    • vMotion and the VMware DRS / Understanding the benefits of virtualization
    • Resource pools / Understanding the benefits of virtualization
    • VMware Fault Tolerance (FT) / Understanding the benefits of virtualization
    • thin provisioning / Understanding the benefits of virtualization
    • Hot add CPU and memory / Understanding the benefits of virtualization
    • Storage vMotion / Understanding the benefits of virtualization
    • vSphere Data Protection (VDP) / Understanding the benefits of virtualization
    • vCenter Server / Understanding the benefits of virtualization
    • vCenter Server Linked Mode / Understanding the benefits of virtualization
    • Host Profiles / Understanding the benefits of virtualization
  • virtualized applications
    • organizing, with vApps / Using vApps to organize virtualized applications, How to do it…, How it works…
  • Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) / How to do it..., How to do it…
  • virtual machine
    • about / Virtual machines
    • file extensions / Virtual machines
    • deploying, with methods / Virtual machines
    • templates, creating / How to do it…, How it works…, There's more…
  • Virtual Machine Affinity Rule / There's more…
  • Virtual machine anti-affinity rules / There's more…
  • virtual machine design
    • about / Introduction
  • Virtual Machine Fabric Extender (VM-FEX) / There's more…
  • Virtual Machine Monitor (VMM) / The hypervisor
  • virtual machines
    • right-sizing / Right-sizing virtual machines
    • right-sizing / How to do it…, How it works…
    • replicating, with vSphere Replication / Replicating virtual machines with vSphere Replication, How to do it…, How it works…
  • virtual machines backup
    • VMware Data Protection, using for / How to do it…, How it works…
  • virtual machine templates
    • creating / Creating virtual machine templates, How to do it…, How it works…, There's more…
  • virtual machine workloads
    • backing up, methods / Introduction
  • virtual switch security
    • about / Virtual switch security
    • working / How to do it…, How it works…
    • Security settings, applying / How it works…
  • virtual switch security settings
    • promiscuous mode / How it works…
    • MAC address changes / How it works…
    • Forged transmits / How it works…
  • VM affinity rules
    • using / Using VM affinity and anti-affinity rules, How to do it…, How it works…
  • VMkernel network connectivity
    • bandwidth requirements / How it works…
  • vmkping command / There's more…
  • vMotion network
    • about / vMotion network design considerations
    • design considerations / How to do it…, How it works…, There's more…
  • VMware
    • Capacity Planner / VMware Capacity Planner
  • VMware Capacity Planner Dashboard
    • URL / How it works…
  • VMware Capacity Planner Data Manager
    • diagram / How it works…
  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional-Data Center Design (VCAP-DC) / Introduction
  • VMware Data Protection
    • using, for virtual machines backup / Using VMware Data Protection to back up virtual machines, How to do it…, How it works…
  • VMware Distributed Resource Scheduling (DRS) / Storage connectivity options
  • VMware Fault Tolerance (FT) / Storage connectivity options
  • VMware HCL
    • using / How to do it…, There's more…
  • VMware HCL
    • about / Using the VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)
  • VMware High Availability (HA) / Virtual infrastructure management, Storage connectivity options
  • VMware SSO / How to do it…
  • VMware vCenter Inventory Service / How to do it…
  • VMware vCenter Server / How to do it…
  • VMware vSphere Storage Appliance (VSA) / There's more...
  • VMware vSphere Web Client / How to do it…
  • vSphere
    • virtual network switch technologies / Introduction
    • compute design / Introduction
  • vSphere 5.x
    • IP-based storage protocols / IP storage network design considerations
  • vSphere APIs for Storage Awareness (VASA) / How it works…
  • vSphere Client
    • path management, displaying in / How it works...
  • vSphere cluster
    • about / Clustering compute resources
    • working / How it works…
  • vSphere Command-Line Interface (vCLI) / Virtual infrastructure management, How to do it…
  • vSphere Command-line Interface (vCLI) / How it works…
  • vSphere Data Protection management option / How to do it…
  • vSphere design
    • storage / Introduction
    • requirements / Introduction
  • vSphere DRS
    • used, for cluster resources balancing / Using distributed resource scheduling to balance cluster resources, How it works…
    • enabling / How it works…
  • vSphere Enterprise Plus Licensing / How it works…
  • vSphere High Availability (HA) / Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS / There's more...
  • vSphere Installation Bundles (VIBs) / How to do it…
  • vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) / Virtual infrastructure management, How it works…
  • vSphere physical design
    • about / Introduction
  • vSphere Replication
    • about / Replicating virtual machines with vSphere Replication, How it works…
    • used, for virtual machine replication / Replicating virtual machines with vSphere Replication, How to do it…, How it works…
  • vSphere virtual environment
    • VMware vSphere Update Manager (VUM) tool / There's more…
    • ESXi Dump Collector tool / There's more…
    • VMware vSphere Syslog Collector tool / There's more…
    • VMware vSphere Auto Deploy tool / There's more…
    • VMware vSphere Authentication Proxy tool / There's more…
  • vStorage APIs for Array Integration (VAAI) / How it works..., How it works…
  • vSwitch / How it works…

W

  • Wide Area Network (WAN) / How it works…
  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) / How it works…
  • Windows Performance Monitor
    • about / Using Windows Performance Monitor
    • using / How to do it…
    • working / How it works…, There's more…