Lab 4 Part 2 - Operation with the vCenter server (continued)
Lab 4, part 2 Operation with the vCenter server (continued) This lesson continues to focus on operations with the vCenter server and offers step by step instructions, screen by screen in a lab-based format in the following: Adding hosts to vCenter inventory Logging in with web console to configure directory services
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14 hours 13 minutes
Lab 4, part 2 Operation with the vCenter server (continued) This lesson continues to focus on operations with the vCenter server and offers step by step instructions, screen by screen in a lab-based format in the following:
Adding hosts to vCenter inventory
Logging in with web console to configure directory services
Okay. My next task is to add my host
to my new
data center training lab too.
I've removed it from the old data center that it was connected to us. You no longer see anything here.
I can do this. A number of ways I can use
right. Click the data center and select at host. I can use control H
or it can also use this button.
Excuse me. The button that we see here
I'll click Add host.
I'm going to type in the
Yeah, the address. One of the 2168 1 $68. 100.
I need my root log in here
cause the center needs to authenticate to the host in order to
be able to pull it into the
Now it tells me what my thumbprint is for this host.
You might want to make a note of this for security reasons.
In case you change is you want to verify that in the future.
But I do trust this host, so I'll go ahead and click. Yes.
It tells me that this host already has some virtual machines on it.
No license key. I don't have to worry about that right now. I'm still in evaluation mode.
We also have the option to select lock down mode.
This keeps users from getting directly into the host.
We don't want to do that for now, but that is a good security setting,
which will probably touch on later In the course,
I select the location for the hosts. Virtual machines that'll be in training. Lap two.
Get my summary screen.
I can verify all of my settings.
Everything looks good.
Tells me which data stores I have.
So I will go ahead and finish.
Now. If I expand training Lab two, I can see
that I've got
my host. It says that it's disconnected
and that that may be in that status for just a little bit until the
host finishes its initialization.
I went to the summary tab and you can see now it took a few seconds, but now the summary information is populated.
I still have my folders here that I created earlier. And if I right click,
I can now see the V EMS that live on this host.
Okay, My next task
is now to use my web console to get into the V Central Server Appliance or V. C. S. A. For short.
In order to make sure that electric service is is configured,
I can see that my center viene is running.
Ah, that is kind of what a bit of a strange thing that does take a little getting used to you when you first start working with
V Center as a
an appliance or a virtual machine,
because I am running the
the View center server appliance to manage my virtual environment on the same host
that the center is managing.
So it's, uh,
a little strange. Obviously, we can have the center running on a separate
host. It could be on a dedicated machine dedicated hardware.
If you have a very large environment, that's probably the best choice for performance reasons.
But for a small environment like this in a lab setting,
running the appliance on the same host that I'm managing is perfectly fine.
So I'll go to a Web browser,
and I've still got my log in screen here. From my previous session,
you'll notice that
we have to go to the I P address for the V. C. S. A and then port 5480
That's the default port
for doing maintenance.
So I'll go ahead and log in.
Waiting for some of these service is to initialize here.
Okay, so now we want to look at
our authentication. We can see
we've got tabs across the top for different areas of the server appliance.
We're in the main
I can also look at my network information.
Since I'm already joined to the domain,
I can see my hosting VCs a dot PM or local
tells you my gateway my d n A server which,
because the same is my, uh,
active directory server and my
and T P server
is such you
shows me my interface name.
I can set my host name here. Set My name server
said a static I p or a dynamic I p.
I've got a secondary de ns server
specified as well.
If you use a proxy, you can configure that
I'm not using a proxy, so I'll leave that one blank
under your system tab. We get more specific information about this particular device
and you get a reboot or shutdown button here
when you're configuring of the center's server appliance. Um, there's a few times where you have to do reboots
in order for everything to get synchronized properly. So
that's why I wanted to point out where that button is.
Looks like there's a new update
for this particular appliance.
So it'll do automatic checking for you and let you know
I can set automatic checking for updates. I can tell it when
it also has a repositories
to track with. With vmro dot com.
I'm not going to install the update right now, but if I did,
that's where I could click that.
If you wanna upgrade to a major version, you would paste in a key here and do that,
and then you set your administrator password.
Another thing that's important when you're building this applying is to make sure that you have certificate regeneration enabled.
If you don't do this, then you may get some significant errors after some of the configuration changes.
OK, getting back to our center server tab
you want to go to the authentication
and this is where you would enable active directory.
I've already got it enabled, but you just check the box
type in your domain via and weird out local,
and in my case, the administrator user
would be administrator at Vienna, where
I would type in my password
and click safe settings once that completes.
Then when you go back to Italy, it'll say you've joined the domain, and when you come back here,
you'll see that your
that you are using active directory.
When you do configure actual director, you need to reboot once that's completed.
I've already got it configured, so I will won't have to do the reboot
Now we'd like to actually log in using the Web client.
So open a new browser tab.
We'll go to my same I p address on 68 1 68 1 20
However, this time
since I'm logging into
device using the Web client,
it's a sure put H t T p s.
I go to port 9443
Security warning again about the certificate.
Now we can see the Web client loading.
It takes a moment.
You will see a message at the top about your browser being protected mode.
The client integration plug in.
Uh, if you want to install that,
you need to take your browser out of protective mode
that's not required for our purposes. So we're going to ignore nor that warning for now. If you do want to use the client immigration plug in,
then you could actually download that from the bottom. Here. There's a link,
all right. Otherwise, I'm going to log in to
VCs. A. Using the Web client
takes a few moments
right away. You might notice that I've got expiring license keys, my inventory. That's expected, since I am running an evaluation license
so I can go ahead and
close that warning. So this is what the Web client looks like.
It's Ah, different look and feel than Thievy sphere client.
So you do have to
poke around the interface
a little bit and
see where everything is
first. Since I can go to my view center link, I've got my typical areas here.
I've got a few central server.
It's called training.
Have some tabs I can look at
for that server itself
tells me how much CPU memory and storage is using summary tabs. Typical items here.
I can also go back and see my data centers.
So training lab is the one that I've got my host attached to
I created training lab to earlier,
and I connected the host to it.
But then I moved back to training lab because everything is synchronized for this training center or for this data center,
you can crazy. Maybe
data centers as you want.
You need to have at least one host
in a data center nor to put V ems there.
So everything will be doing from this point. Forward will be within training lab.
I can look at my hosts. Tab.
I've got my usual things here. My summary.
I can monitor the host. I can look at my performance and we'll get into all of these,
all these different options
a little bit later.
All right, that concludes lab number four.