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Hardware Compatibility

Installing ESXi 5 From CD
ESXi Installation Differences Between vSphere 4 and vSphere 5
Download Server Firmware
Update Server Firmware
Configure RAID
Configure BIOS Settings
Download ESXi ISO
Configure Internal DNS
Install ESXi 5 from CD
Using the ESXi Direct Console User Interface For Initial Network Configuration
Accessing the ESXi Shell from the Direct Console Interface

Installing ESXi 5 From USB
Creating a Bootable USB Stick for ESXi 5
Configuring the BIOS on the ESXi Host to Boot From USB
Installing ESXi from USB Drive

Installing ESXi 5 Using a Script
Obtaining a Preconfigured ks.cfg File
Customizing the ks.cfg File Part 1
Customizing the ks.cfg File Part 2
Using Pre, Post, and First Boot Script Options
Things to be Careful of When Using Scripted Installations
Boot Options
Performing an Unattended Installation with a ks.cfg Script File
Troubleshooting Scripted Install and Pre, Post, and First Boot Scripts
Configure an IIS Web Server for ks.cfg Access
Install ESXi from ks.cfg File that is on a Web Server

Network Configuration from the ESXi Console Using the ESXi Shell
Configuring Access to the ESXi Shell
Accessing the ESXi Shell Locally and via SSH
Changing the Management IP Address Using ESXCLI Commands
Configuring the Management Network with a VLAN Using ESXCLI
Changing the Physical NIC for the Management Network Using ESXCLI
Adding or Removing a Physical NIC to the Management Network for Teaming
Configuring Teaming Policy for a vSwitch with ESXCLI
Configuring Teaming Policy for Management Network with ESXCLI
Configuring a Cisco Switch for Etherchannel and Trunking Part 1
Configuring a Cisco Switch for Etherchannel and Trunking Part 2
Configuring Route Based on IP Hash Teaming Using ESXCLI

vCenter 5 Installation
vCenter Server and Database Requirements
vCenter Ports
Configuring DNS for vCenter
Using IPv6 with vCenter
New vCenter DB vs Upgrading
Create vCenter Database and Database User on SQL Server 2008 R2
Set Permissions for vCenter Database User on SQL Server 2008 R2
Create a 64-Bit DSN
Configure TCP/IP for JDBC for SQL Server 2008 R2
Configure Database Monitoring on SQL Server 2008 R2
Install vCenter

vSphere Web Client
Install the vSphere Web Client on the vCenter Server
Registering a vCenter Server
Using the vSphere Web Client

vSphere ESXi 5 Syslog Collector
Install Syslog Collector
Configure ESXi Hosts to Use Syslog Collector
View Logs on Syslog Collector

vSphere ESXi 5 Dump Collector
Install ESXi 5 Dump Collector
Configure ESXi Hosts to Use Dump Collector

Installing ESXi 5 Using vSphere Auto Deploy
What is Auto Deploy?
Auto Deploy Diagram
Install TFTP Server
Configure Firewall for TFTP Server
Install vSphere PowerCLI
Configure BIOS and Get MAC Address of Host
Configure DHCP for Auto Deploy
Configure DNS for Auto Deploy
Install Auto Deploy Software
Download TFTP Boot ZIP
Configure Software Depot
Create a New Deploy Rule
Booting a Diskless Host and Installing ESXi 5 with Auto Deploy
Seeing a Host the Does Not Meet Deploy Rule Criteria
Configuring a Reference Host
Configuring Remote Syslogging and Moving Location of Log Files on Reference Host
Creating a Host Profile and Configuring Root Password
Attaching, Applying, and Creating an Answer File for a Host
Creating a New Deploy Rule that Applies the Host Profile
Booting a Diskless Host, Installing ESXi 5, and Applying Host Profile
Modifying the Deploy Rule for More Hosts
Configuring DNS and DCHP for More Hosts
Booting Another Diskless Host and Creating an Answer File

ESXi 5 Image Builder
What is Image Builder?
Viewing Image Profiles and Image Profile Properties
Viewing Software Package Properties
Acceptance Levels
Comparing Image Profiles
Creating a New Image by Cloning an Existing Image
Adding VIBs to an Image Profile
Removing VIBs from an Image Profile
Exporting an Image Profile to an ISO
Exporting an Image Profile to an Offline Bundle ZIP
Getting More Info About Image Builder Cmdlets

vCenter 5 Virtual Applicance
vCenter 5 Virtual Appliance
Deploy vCenter Virtual Appliance OVF Template
Configure DNS for vCenter Virtual Appliance
Configure vCenter Virtual Appliance Part 1
Configure vCenter Virtual Appliance Part 2
Configure Active Directory Authentication for vCenter Appliance
Configuring Permissions for Active Directory Accounts
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