Configuring VMware ESX Server 2.5 by Al Muller, Seburn Wilson

By Al Muller, Seburn Wilson

This booklet will aspect the default and customized set up of VMware's ESx server in addition to simple and complex digital computer configurations. it is going to additionally talk about the necessities for a server virtualization and consolidation undertaking and the associated fee rate reductions surrounding such an attempt. moreover, the publication will offer an intensive knowing of the advantages of a digital infrastructure and a accomplished exam of the way VMware eases management and lowers total IT expenses. finally, the booklet supplies a radical realizing of the digital evolution that's underway in lots of IT firms and the way the reader will take advantage of transferring from the actual to a digital * a close source at the default and customized deploy of VMware's ESx server * Covers all of the standards for a server virtualization and consolidation undertaking and the fee mark downs surrounding such an attempt * provides an intensive figuring out of the digital evolution occuring within the IT

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3. Configuring a Virtual Machine Follow these steps to configure your virtual machine: 1. To begin building a virtual machine, log on to the MUI through your Web browser. 1 Figure 3-1. Logging on to the Management User Interface through a Web 2. In the lower right-hand corner, you should see the Add Virtual Machine button. Click it (see Figure 3. Figure 3-2. 3, the Add Virtual Machine window should appear. Here you can choose which system you want for the virtual machine, its display name and, most importantly, where the configur located.

In our example of the Service Console, it has been allotted 2,000 shares on processor0. Since the Service Console has been allocated 2,000 shares, it has priority access on processor0 over a virtual machine, which default is configured to Normal. 5. NUMA and Processor/Memory Affinity ESX Server supports physical hosts that are of Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) architecture. Each NUMA machine can be comprised of multiple nodes that contain the processors, memory cache, and so on. Running a virtual machine's resources locally on one of these nodes without having to access resources remotely or on a different NUMA node increases performance, and that's where affinity comes in.

4. Summary This chapter primarily covered the default and recommended method for installing ESX Server: the graphical installer method. This is a very good method for getting used to the requirements of an ESX Server build as well as the outcome of what a successful build should be. However, if you are building a large number of ESX Servers all on the same physical platform, you may want to script your installation method. If you are a command-line junkie, feel free to use the command-line method.

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