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Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

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3.6. Creating and Managing a vCenter Server Inventory

As a VMware vSphere administrator, you will spend a pretty significant amount of time using the vSphere Client. Out of that time, you will spend a great deal of it working with the various inventory views available in vCenter Server, so I think it's quite useful to spend a little bit of time first explaining the inventory views in vCenter Server.

3.6.1. Understanding Inventory Views and Objects

Every vCenter Server has a root object, the datacenter, which serves as a container for all other objects. Prior to adding an object to the vCenter Server inventory, you must create a datacenter object. The objects found within the datacenter object depend upon which inventory view is active. The ...

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