Updated 9/12/16 – vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Reference Poster download link updated, see the PDF at the bottom of the post which can be printed at full size (24 in x 36 in).
As we talk to customers on a daily basis, there are many questions about the vCenter Server Appliance. We wanted to provide a quick reference to help answer questions and guide them. Introducing the vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Reference Poster. The poster structure is to help guide not only new, but also existing deployments.
Note: Download link to full size version available at the bottom of the page
The poster has twelve sections, most of which are interactive by way of clickable links. Here are a few sections that I want to highlight.
Firewall Requirements: the bottom section provides a grouping of ports needed between:
- PSC to PSC
- PSC to vCenter Server
- vCenter Server to vCenter Server
Migration from Deprecated to Recommended Topology: The left side of this section displays deprecated topologies. A deprecated topology is supported in vSphere 6.0 but will not be in the next vSphere release. The high level steps are provided to get you from deprecated to recommended topology.
Command Line Interface: A few commands on both the appliance and bash shells to get you started.
Knowledge Base (KB) Articles: Featuring twenty of the most commonly referenced KB articles relating to vSphere 6.0. The KB titles are each interactive clickable links, while the header takes you directly to the main KB site.
The vCenter Server Appliance Reference Poster is just one of many reference resources. I also would recommend using the vCenter Server Appliance Reference Poster in conjunction with:
In case you want the poster hanging on your office wall, the pdf size is 51in x 35in. (super sized). Stay tuned for more coming soon, but in the mean time you can find all VMware posters here. If you have any questions or want to pass along feedback we can reached on twitter via @Emad_Younis and @eck79.
Updated 7/19/16 – fixed typos, new poster has been added to the download link. If you downloaded the initial poster the following corrections have been made:
- vCenter Server Product page link has been updated
- Logs section: workflow – VMware vCenter Workflow Manager
- Logs section: vmw – VMware System and Hardware Health Manager