Display a virtual machines files List the virtual machine hardware 3 18 2011

Display a virtual machines files list the virtual

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Display a virtual machine’s files. List the virtual machine hardware.
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3-18 © 2011 VMware Inc. All rights reserved VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage – Revision A Lesson 2: Creating a Virtual Machine
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3-19 © 2011 VMware Inc. All rights reserved VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage – Revision A Learner Objectives After this lesson, you should be able to do the following: Create a virtual machine: Configure the virtual machine options Install the guest operating system into the virtual machine Install VMware Tools into the guest operating system Describe how to import a virtual appliance.
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3-20 © 2011 VMware Inc. All rights reserved VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage – Revision A Provisioning a Virtual Machine Methods for creating virtual machines: Use the Create New Virtual Machine wizard Import a virtual appliance
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3-21 © 2011 VMware Inc. All rights reserved VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage – Revision A Create New Virtual Machine Wizard Create a new virtual machine in the VMware vCenter Server inventory. In the Inventory view, select a datacenter, cluster, or host. Start the Create New Virtual Machine wizard. Perform a “typical” or “custom” configuration.
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3-22 © 2011 VMware Inc. All rights reserved VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage – Revision A Choosing the Typical Configuration Information needed for a typical configuration: Virtual machine name and inventory location Location in which to place the virtual machine (cluster, host, resource pool) Datastore on which to store the virtual machine’s files Guest operating system and version Disk parameters for creating a new virtual disk: Disk size Disk-provisioning settings: Allocate and commit space on demand (Thin Provisioning) Support clustering features such as Fault Tolerance
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3-23 © 2011 VMware Inc. All rights reserved VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage – Revision A vStorage Virtual Disk Thin Provisioning More efficient storage utilization: Virtual disk allocation140GB Available datastore capacity 100GB Used storage capacity 80GB VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage – Revision A (BETA) Virtual machine disks consume only the amount of capacity needed to hold the current files. A virtual machine sees the full allocated disk size at all times. You can mix thick and thin formats. Full reporting and alerts help manage allocations and capacity.
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3-24 © 2011 VMware Inc. All rights reserved VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage – Revision A Choosing the Custom Configuration Other information needed for a custom configuration: Virtual machine version (version 8 is the latest) Number of CPUs, number of cores per CPU and size of memory Number of NICs, network to connect to, and network adapter type SCSI controller type Whether to create a new disk, use an existing disk, use an RDM, or use no disk Other disk-provisioning settings: Whether to store the virtual disk with the virtual machine or in a different datastore Virtual device node (for example, SCSI(0:0)) Mode-independent (persistent and nonpersistent) For both the typical and the custom configurations: You can edit virtual machine settings before completing the task.
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