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We completed the installation of our test environment on the previous part of this workshop. Today we are going to test some interesting vSphere features. But first create a virtual guest machine and install an operating system of your choise...
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I have been using VMware Workstation for my lab for several years now. Using Client Hyper-V just does not cut it for me because I have been working with different hypervisors lately and need nested virtualization. But I have not...
Today we are going to install vCenter Server. As with our simple test environment, we will use "Simple Install" for that. In fact, it is the recommended installation method for most customers, and it goes like this: "Custom Install" will...
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Today, we're going to install Microsoft SQL Server 2012 64-bit and setup a database for our vCenter server. Actually, SQL Server 2008 Express that is bundled with vCenter Server would be sufficient for a small deployment like ours. But using...
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The famous vSphere C#-client is discontinued by VMware. Features that are new with vSphere 5.5 and later will only be available through the web client. I already mentioned that in a post about the vSphere client . This can lead...
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Today we are goin to finish the installation of our simple test environment. Before we can start, we need to lay some foundations. We already prepared the VM for vCenter Server in part 5 of the workshop. If not already...
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During the previous five parts of this workshop, we have been busy with the prequesites for our virtual infastructure. This is not unusual. In a production environment, you will spend most of time with planning and preparations and only a...
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Our first test environment will have a simple structure, but it will allow us to work with the main components of the new vSphere version. First we need a hypervisor where we can install and run virtual machines on. Then...
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Within the previous workshop parts we chose some hardware and downloaded the software we'll need. Today we will install the base for our test environment. BIOS-Settings As a fist step, VMware recommends to update the BIOS. Then we should check...
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In adition to the required hardware, we'll need several software products, both for the base and the test environment itself. Our first project, a simple test environment, could be installed on bare-metal. But a virtualization layer will give us more...
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First thing we need to run a test environment is a piece of hardware. You can use anything from a discharged pc up to enterprise server hardware. Our test environment can be distributed to several physical machines, too. CPU The...
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