Time
14 hours 13 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
CEU/CPE
20

Video Description

Lab 1, part 3 This lesson focuses on the direct console interface. This allows a user to see what version of ESXI is running, how much memory is left, among other things. Participants in this lesson learn customization options including root passwords and specifying the subnet mask and gateway.

Video Transcription

00:04
Okay, so let's have a look at the direct counsel user interface.
00:10
I have a virtual host that's called SX 200
00:15
so I'm opening a console into that virtual host.
00:19
Otherwise, you would only see the direct counsel user interface from
00:25
the actual counsel of your hardware host.
00:29
So I click on the window
00:32
and hit clique of two key.
00:36
We can see a bunch of interesting information here. We can see what version?
00:42
Uh, yes, Exile were running 5.5
00:45
and the release number.
00:47
I can see what kind of hardware my system is running on, how much memory it's been allocated.
00:55
And I get some information about
00:58
accessing tools
01:00
from the
01:02
A main page of the
01:03
host itself,
01:06
along with the I P address
01:07
and an I P V six
01:11
I p. Address as well.
01:14
If I had the F two key,
01:18
I have to log in his route
01:26
and he hit the after he again,
01:27
and I can get to my customization screen
01:30
here. I can set my root password.
01:36
I can configure lock down mode, which we don't really cover in this class. But it's a security feature
01:42
that prevents
01:45
users from logging directly into the host.
01:47
I can also configure the management network.
01:51
So if I hit enter,
01:53
I can look at my virtual network adapter set. The villain
01:57
sent my I p address
02:00
some that mask and gateway
02:02
I P v six configuration is possible.
02:07
I can also specify by D. N s primary and secondary servers as well as the host name.
02:15
If I had escape, I can get out of that screen.
02:17
You can restart the manager network.
02:22
Sometimes this is needed after making certain changes to the networking configuration. That way all the demons re initialize
02:30
you contest the magic network
02:32
hit Enter
02:35
and I can paying my gateway. I can ping
02:38
my, uh,
02:39
domain controller, which in this case is not 1 10
02:43
and even paying my name server and try to resolve my host name.
02:47
So I escaped. To get back out of that,
02:52
I can restore my network options
02:54
from a previous
02:57
saved configuration.
02:59
You can change your keyboard layout.
03:05
It could also look at how troubleshooting options I'll hit. Enter here.
03:08
I've got the SX I shell and I'm sorry it's disabled by default.
03:14
Shh. Is disabled by default *** as well, But I have enabled it by clicking. Enter here
03:21
and then you can also restart The management agents from this screen
03:27
escaped one more time.
03:30
I confuse system logs
03:32
and you just type the number of the log that you'd like to look at. For instance, if I want to look at CeCe Log,
03:38
I'll hit one.
03:39
I can even do searches
03:42
so I can do a search for
03:45
Let's see. I'll do a search for the word crown. I know it exists all over the place so that that lets me,
03:52
um, use regular expressions. That's just like you can within V I
03:58
and then Q to quit to get back out of that.
04:00
Uh, you might want to look at these logs if you're having trouble connecting to your host
04:05
or some other
04:06
issues
04:08
that what you can do that directly through the consul interface.
04:12
I can look at logs
04:14
for my configuration by typing number three.
04:16
See a bunch of information there,
04:18
and you can use the up and down arrows
04:23
to scroll through this,
04:24
obviously,
04:25
using the slash key
04:28
to do a search is much more efficient,
04:30
so cute equipped.
04:33
I have support information, so if you need to call
04:38
to get support for your host.
04:40
You've got your serial number and your SSL thumbprint and so on
04:44
and last, we can reset the
04:46
host back to all of the default settings.
04:50
I don't want to do that unless you have a natural emergency.
04:55
Okay, that's your overview of the D. C. Why?

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