vSphere Virtual Machine Administration describes how to create, configure, and manage virtual machines in the VMware vSphere® environment.

In addition, this information provides introductions to the tasks that you can do within the system as well as cross-references to the information that describes the tasks.

This information focuses on managing virtual machines in the VMware vSphere Web Client and includes the following information.

  • Creating and deploying virtual machines, templates, and clones
  • Deploying OVF templates
  • Configuring virtual machine hardware and options
  • Managing multitiered applications with VMware vSphere vApp
  • Monitoring solutions with the vCenter Solution Manager
  • Managing virtual machines, including using snapshots
  • Configuring and installing VMware tools
  • Upgrading virtual machines

vSphere Virtual Machine Administration covers VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server™.

Intended Audience

This information is written for experienced Windows or Linux system administrators who are familiar with virtualization.