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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Taking Memory Snapshots of vSphere Virtual Machines

Learn how to plan for and take a snapshot that captures the virtual machine's memory. This video shows how to take a snapshot and discusses prerequisites and best practices for taking memory snapshots of vSphere virtual machines.


Highly Available Auto Deploy Infrastructure

This video explains the use of a management cluster to host infrastructure and Auto Deploy services to create a highly available Auto Deploy environment. You learn how to architect a management cluster and key benefits of setting up Auto Deploy in this way.


Running vCLI Commands

You can use the vCLI command set to manage ESXi hosts remotely. This video gives an overview of available authentication methods including session files, Active Directory, and configuration files. It also explains how to run commands against vCenterServer systems to target ESXi hosts in lockdown mode.


Scripted ESXi Installation

Scripted installation is an efficient way to provision multiple ESXi host. This video explains how to use a kickstart file to install or upgrade ESXi. Both Shift-O invocation and PXE boot are supported.


Using Reverse Web Proxy Servers for Auto Deploy Scalability

In a high demand situation, a single Auto Deploy server becomes overloaded and slows down. To support fast provisioning with Auto Deploy, you can create reverse proxy servers that cache the Auto Deploy information. The DHCP server can then route different hosts to different TFTP servers, and each TFTP server sends the host to either the Auto Deploy server or a proxy server.



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