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Mastering PowerCLI by Sajal Debnath

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Chapter 6. Managing Clusters and Other Constructs

In the last few chapters, we discussed the configuration of the physical aspects of a vSphere environment. For example, how to automate the installation of ESXi servers and configure networking and storage aspects of an ESXi host. In this chapter, we are going to talk about the logic aspects of a vSphere environment. In particular, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Configuring vCenter logical constructs
  • Configuring the Enhanced vMotion Compatibility (EVC) mode
  • Configuring High Availability (HA)
  • Using Dynamic Resource Scheduling (DRS)
  • Using the DRS affinity and anti-affinity rules
  • Managing resource pools
  • Managing alarms

To discuss and showcase these topics, we will take a freshly installed environment ...

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