vSphere / Lab For Beginners: Part 4 – Virtual Distributed Switches & Migrating Networking (VSS to vDS)

Where are We? By this point we should be in the position of having our lab cluster up and running, configured for storage and able to authenticate against a real domain with all the control that gives us.  We haven't yet enabled any of the advanced features like vMotion though as this would have required … Continue reading vSphere / Lab For Beginners: Part 4 – Virtual Distributed Switches & Migrating Networking (VSS to vDS)

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vSphere / Lab For Beginners: Part3 – Domain Based Authentication

So, What Do We Currently Have? At this point we have a functioning vCenter server containing a datacenter construct and a cluster with some ESXi servers.  These are all authenticating using the built in SSO (Single Sign On) server and all networking is done via VMware Standard Switches (VSS).  These should all be configured exactly … Continue reading vSphere / Lab For Beginners: Part3 – Domain Based Authentication