In vSphere 5, for the first time, ESXi has now an integrated firewall. In this way another feature gap between ESXi and ESX has been filled. But this firewall is quite new and different compared to the one from ESX, although the management (at the GUI mode) remain similar of the old one. For more info see: http://vinfrastructure.it/vdesign/esxi-5-firewall/
Objective 1.3 – Plan and Perform Upgrades of vCenter Server and VMware ESXi See also this similar post: Objective 1.3 – Plan and Perform Upgrades of vCenter Server and VMware ESXi and Objective 1.3 – Plan and Perform Upgrades of vCenter Server and VMware ESXi. Identify upgrade requirements for ESXi hosts (similar as vSphere 4.x) See: vSphere Upgrade Guide (page 11) and vSphere Upgrade Guide (page 69). ESXi 5 system requirements are the same for a clean installation: 64 bit CPU, one or more supported NIC, 2098 MB RAM (note that are more than 2 GB), supported storage, […]
Objective 1.2 – Install and Configure VMware ESXi See also this similar post: Objective 1.2 – Install and Configure VMware ESXi and Objective 1.2 – Install and Configure VMware ESXi. Perform an interactive installation of ESXi (similar as vSphere 4.x) Interactive installation is quite simple and similar to a generic ESXi 4.x. Seems strange but there is no mention on scripted installation (introduced first time, for ESXi, in version 4.1) in the blueprint, but IMHO you must know them, at least how you can boot from (you can PXE boot the ESXi installer or boot […]
Objective 1.1 – Install and Configure vCenter Server See also this similar post: Objective 1.1 – Install and Configure vCenter Server and Objective 1.1 — Install and Configure vCenter Server. Identify available vCenter Server editions (new in vSphere 5.x) As in vSphere 4.x, the vCenter Server 5 editions are: vCenter Server Foundation: same limits of 4.x (max 3 hosts, no Orchestrator, no Linked mode) vCenter Server Essential: basically a Foundation edition to be used in the Essential and Essential+ bundles vCenter Server Standard: the full edition (with some limits only in the appliance version) For […]
With vSphere 5 now there are two diffent clients GUI oriented to manage vSphere: the traditional vSphere Client (to be installed on a Windows OS) the new client web-oriented: vSphere Web Client. To work correctly this client require a server part (that is already included in the vCSA and must be installed in the Windows version of vCenter). In this page let’s talk about the pros, cons and limits of the vSphere Web Client.
With vSphere 5 there is a new version of vCenter Server: VMware vCenter Server Virtual Appliance. In this page we will see pros and cons of the VA compared to the installable version.
With this first post, I will start a collection of link and notes about the VCP5 exam prep. I will use the official blueprint (the actual version is 1.2, and is still related to the beta exam, but probably it will remain the same). Let’s start from the part that is not included in the blueprint (something is in objective 1.5): the VMware products and solutions overview and some concepts about cloud computing. Section 0 – VMware Vision (not included in the blueprint, but required) Objective 0.1 – VMware Products VMware vSphere VMware View VMware vCloud Director VMware SRM […]
At a live event today, VMware CEO Paul Maritz unveiled VMware vSphere® 5 and a comprehensive suite of cloud infrastructure technologies built to help customers transform IT to drive greater efficiency of existing investments and improve operational agility. See the official announce: http://www.vmware.com/company/news/releases/vmw-cloud-infrastructure-071211.html