Configuring VMware ESX Server 2.5 by Al Muller, Seburn Wilson

By Al Muller, Seburn Wilson

This ebook will aspect the default and customized set up of VMware's ESx server in addition to easy and complex digital desktop configurations. it is going to additionally speak about the necessities for a server virtualization and consolidation undertaking and the price rate reductions surrounding such an attempt. additionally, the e-book will offer an intensive knowing of the advantages of a digital infrastructure and a entire exam of the way VMware eases management and lowers total IT charges. finally, the publication provides a radical figuring out of the digital evolution that is underway in lots of IT corporations and the way the reader will make the most of transferring from the actual to a digital * an in depth source at the default and customized install of VMware's ESx server * Covers all of the specifications for a server virtualization and consolidation undertaking and the price discount rates surrounding such an attempt * provides a radical figuring out of the digital evolution occuring within the IT

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Configuring a Virtual Machine Follow these steps to configure your virtual machine: 1. To begin building a virtual machine, log on to the MUI through your Web browser. 1 Figure 3-1. Logging on to the Management User Interface through a Web 2. In the lower right-hand corner, you should see the Add Virtual Machine button. Click it (see Figure 3. Figure 3-2. 3, the Add Virtual Machine window should appear. Here you can choose which system you want for the virtual machine, its display name and, most importantly, where the configur located.

Thus, ROI begins almost immediately. Let's walk through provisi new server based on your Gold Master. Consider your Gold Master as the parent for the rest of your virtual machines that use the same operating To make a copy of your Gold Master, open the MUI. 22). Figure 3-22. 23). Figure 3-23. 5. Modify Your Master Once you have a well-tested and trusted Gold Master, guard it well. As mentioned earlier in this chapter, it's a good idea to make a copy of it for safekeeping. You can use another copy of your Gold Master to test security patches, hotfixes, and service packs.

5, raw device mapping helps with this. So what is a raw device mapping? vmdk extension. The mapping file includes metadata that is used to "manage and redirect disk accesses to the physical device," according to VMware documentation. If you are clustering using Microsoft Cluster Service or taking SAN snapshots in virtual machines, VMware recommends using raw device mapping for those VMs. Two compatibility modes exist for utilizing device mapping: virtual and physical. vmdk. This mode allows options such as redo logs and advanced file locking, and allows for greater portability over SAN hardware.

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