Lesson 2 - Interfaces in the V-sphere environment
#2: Interfaces in the V-sphere environment This lesson discusses the options that can be used to connect to a host in a V-sphere environment: Web client V sphere V center Participants in this lesson learn how to build a host using an IP address and downloading a client and connecting to a port.
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#2: Interfaces in the V-sphere environment This lesson discusses the options that can be used to connect to a host in a V-sphere environment:
Participants in this lesson learn how to build a host using an IP address and downloading a client and connecting to a port.
All right, welcome to module to Lesson two.
This lesson will be looking at the different interface is that you can use to get into your visa fear environment.
We'll be talking about them and you'll get to see them in your first lap.
We have lots of different choices
to your re spare environment.
I've got a Web client.
Obviously, the Web client is used through a browser,
but I also have the V Spear client,
and this is actually
software that goes on the
the client side system. So your your workstation, your manager workstation, you have to install this the sphere client, or to use that.
And then we have the center itself
so I can connect to the center
with the Web, climb with the beast here, client
and then the center
CA next to the host.
There's other options available as well,
to the host in particular, and we'll talk about those in a little bit.
When we build a host,
you obviously have to go through some configuration steps
and we'll see what that looks like
in an upcoming lab.
Would you have to do is go to the hosts I P. address.
So, for instance,
if you build your host, it's at 102
1 68 1 68
first step, when you're trying to use the
visa, your client
or even the Web client,
you have to point your browser to this host address.
Once you do that, you get to a welcome screen,
which gives you several links
and those links. I can download documentation.
I could download
the Web client piece I can download the V Sphere client,
also referred to as the vic
mostly recall called the V Star client.
And as we'll see when we get into later sections,
can only be done from the Web client,
traditionally up until version 51
the vic was used for everything on the Web. Client was something that was fairly new.
Now GM, where appears to be transitioning fully away from the V's Fear client
to rely on using the Web client for all of your tasks. That hasn't happened yet, but it's expected to happen at some point the future where the beast, your client, will be there for legacy reasons, but all of the functionality that you need will be in the Web client, which is pretty much warmer at today, but they really haven't
officially announced that they are
discontinue a use of the beast for Klein,
so we'll continue to assume that that is
the way we'll go forward
when you connect with the Web client,
it'll be on probably could draw. Here. It'll be on your host important. 9443
That's typically the port that is used by default. When you want to get into that environment.
The beast, our client
We just provide the I P address
and in the drop down box
and then your user name
and that will get you connected to the host
with the V's bird calling. In particular, I can go directly to my host and manage it with the client.
Or I can use the V spare client to go through the center,
which will then
interact with the host.
And that's an important distinction to make because you can manage the host as a stand alone, as I mentioned.
Or you can use
be center to match multiple hosts
and once you do join a host to the center environment as we'll see in an upcoming lab.
Then all of your changes to this host should be done through the beast their client connected to be center.
If you connect to the to the host directly with the beast for client, once it's been joined to be center, you will get a warning message saying that this host is managed by a V center at this I p address and we'll see what that looks like
a little bit later.
Some of the things you'll do in the lab. You look at the configuration of the host.
You'll inspect its memory and processor
allocations to see what kind of capabilities it has.
Also take a peek at the
different system logs
that are available
and, as you know, from managing physical systems or virtual systems, you need to know how to get to the log files
because there are going to be many times where you're trying to get something to work, and it's not
working as expected. So you've got to go look in the logs to find
the messages that are telling you what the errors are and what you need to do to fix the problem.
One of the other things that will do in the lab is inspect the licensed features
that are available.
And as I mentioned, this is,
uh, being done with a trial license,
which is good for 60 days.
And during that 60 days, every feature in the Sphere
Enterprise plus Version +55 Update two will be available
after the 60 days. Then you have to buy a license or the software will stop working.
The Web client, as I was mentioning before, has gone undergone some changes in recent revisions. It performs much better now than it used to.
It's basically been rewritten a couple of different times
since the Web plan was introduced. Several versions prior
and so now we get a better performance, and we can deal with plug ins as we'll see you in some later labs and how those allow us to do certain advanced features within the be spare environment.
The last thing is the ability to connect to our host
with command line tools.
So there are several of these available.
We have the VC ally,
which is the Veum, where command line interface.
We also have the be spear management assistant,
which is the M A.
The sea lion lets you do things for instance, that are
I can run commands to do things remotely on a host
so you could run it from your local machine
and take actions to do something on the host at networking, Changing that working and so on.
The management assistant is more about doing just that, helping you manage the host. So it gives you some capabilities
to do different kinds of automation tasks.
We don't really have any labs for that. That's more for an advanced class,
but it's just mentioned here as one of the capabilities,
within the VM. May we have the ability to interact with the yes D. K and the software development kit for Pearl.
So those of you that like to program using the pearl language will be happy to learn about that.
And we also have
the application programming interface or a P I available
through the Vienna as well.
Okay, so the first lab that you'll be doing,
you'll be accessing your workstation to get to your
host. You do need to have administrative privileges
on the your local workstation to be able to install the V Star client.
So keep that in mind
and then you'll install of Easter client and get connected to the host.
So just a quick overview of what we've covered so far. We've what you'll be doing. The lab. Rather, you'll be downloading the client getting connected to your host
the client directly to the host. The center is not part of the picture yet. We'll be looking at that later.
You'll be looking at the processor remember configuration of this host,
looking at it's licensed features
using the Web client
that concludes Lesson two for Module two.