Chapter 8

Advanced Virtual Machine Features

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Interact with the Guest OS
    • Using Linux Native Tools
    • Using Windows Native Tools
    • Using PowerCLI Methods
  • Use vMotion and Storage vMotion
    • Examining vMotion Requirements
    • Moving a Virtual Machine
  • Use and Manage Snapshots
    • Creating and Removing Snapshots
    • Maintaining Snapshots
    • Restricting the Creation of Snapshots

This chapter covers advanced virtual machine features. First, you’ll learn how to interact with the guest operating system using the operating system’s native tools and through the PowerCLI methods. You’ll learn how to customize the scripts provided by PowerCLI to add support for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 (R2). Then, you’ll explore scripting vMotion ...

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