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VMware vSphere 5.5 Essentials

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VMware vSphere 5.5 Essentials

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (20 chapters)
VMware vSphere Essentials
About the Authors
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Importing, starting, and configuring the vCenter Server Appliance

When a user logs in into any of the above platforms using the vSphere client interface, he/she gets an indistinguishable difference. Because of this, the user does not come to know the platform on which the vCenter Server service is running.

The time required to deploy vCenter Server and its associated services is reduced by vCenter Server Appliance. It is also a low-cost alternative as there is no additional operating system license cost associated with VMware vCenter Server Appliance.

vCenter Server Appliance features

vCenter Server Appliance includes a prepackaged vCenter Server setup in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for vSphere operating system. It also comes with a PostgreSQL server derivate called vPostgres. For vCenter Server 5.5, this is supported by:

  • Evaluating the appliance

  • Managing no more than 100 ESXi hosts and 3000 virtual machines

These limitations have also changed for vSphere 6.0. The most recent release is in...