Chapter 9. Configuring ESX from a Virtual Center or Host

This chapter is really a continuation of Chapter 8, “Configuring ESX from a Host Connection.” However, this chapter makes use of the vSphere Client (vSC) connected to either the host or through the VMware vCenter Server (vCenter). This chapter continues the Rosetta stone approach to configuring the ESX host following the steps that I find most useful. Although these steps are by no means a complete list of configuration tasks, most common and some uncommon ones are discussed.

Most, if not all, the CLI methods listed within this chapter will eventually disappear as ESXi becomes more prevalent. As such, it is important to start using one of the vSphere SDK toolsets to make all your necessary ...

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