Time
14 hours 13 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
CEU/CPE
20

Video Description

Lesson 5. Creating a vApp This lesson covers creating a vApp. This lesson covers the following:

  • Describing a vApp
  • Building a vApp
  • Using a vApp to manage VMs

A vApp gives a new object in the inventory and provides a container for managing multiple VMs as a unit so you can deal with multiple applications in a single-tiered unit, which makes for greater efficiency and portability. vApps come in two formats: - Open virtualization format

  • Open VM appliance

When you create a vApp, there is CPU and memory allocation, which is an aggregate value; you also need to allocate IP.

Video Transcription

00:04
Hello, I'm Dean Campiglio. Welcome to cyber ery or working with virtualization installation configuration management tasks. Our next lesson is less and five from module seven, where we're going to be exploring some of the features and capabilities of the V app.
00:19
So we'll describe what Avi Up is,
00:22
how you go about building of the app
00:24
and then ability to manage your virtual machines by using a Viet.
00:29
Then we'll follow that up with doing Lab 13
00:36
so effectively. Avi App gives you a new object in your inventory. It's a different looking icon.
00:43
It looks a little bit like
00:45
no more of this
00:46
Indra. Exactly right. But close to that
00:50
and what this provides you is a container for
00:54
managing multiple be EMS as a unit.
00:57
This is important because it allows you to deal with multi tiered applications. Your Web server, your application server, a database server, for instance. You could bundle all those together as one of'em
01:11
and
01:11
the
01:15
the fact that all of that is together and manages one unit gives you a lot of advantages. It means it's much more portable.
01:22
It's easier to deploy to multiple locations,
01:26
and you could enforce dependencies that those three applications are that those three v EMS I mentioned might have with each other.
01:34
Maybe your database server has to come up first,
01:36
then the
01:38
Web server, then the application server. You can set up a boot delays and different things in order to facilitate those dependencies.
01:46
The AP's come in two different formats. We have the ovf format, open virtualization
01:51
or open virtualization appliance O V. A format.
01:56
And as you'll see in the lab, it's very easy to
01:57
create a V M on your own. You don't need to pick one that's already prepackaged, although plenty of
02:05
third party vendors create the APS
02:07
that provides some functionality, maybe a firewall in proxy combination or something of that nature,
02:15
but very easy to create one in the inventory directly,
02:19
so some of the characteristics to think about
02:22
when we create a B F. We have ah CP with memory allocation,
02:27
so you can do this as a as a as one unit, as it's an aggregate value if you will,
02:32
and you also have to think about how you're going to allocate your I P addresses.
02:38
These could either be fixed
02:39
where you designate them manually. You configure them annually,
02:44
or you can make them transient,
02:46
where we've got a pool of addresses that are available to be app
02:51
and they get chosen when the when the Viet boots up
02:53
when it boots. At some point in the future, it may get different addresses
02:59
from that same pool.
03:00
It just depends on how you have that configured,
03:02
and your last option is to use plain old D A C P,
03:07
which gives an address based on the pools that are available to your organization as a whole or on that particular network as a whole.
03:15
There are some advanced settings
03:17
you can look at when you're investigating the Viet Properties. You can see the product and vendor info in the case of, ah, buying or getting an appliance and more of those two formats.
03:29
And then we also have any custom properties that are related to the way the VM is configured or its functionality. And then, lastly, the I P allocation scheme that we would pick from these three choices. Okay, so lab 13 you'll be creating a V app powering it on and then removing it from the inventory.
03:49
Thank you, Becca. Who's lesson

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