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

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This guide provides introductions to the tasks that you can perform within the system and also cross-references to the documentation that describes the tasks in detail.

This information focuses on managing virtual machines and includes the following information.

  • Creating and deploying virtual machines, templates, and clones
  • Deploying OVF templates
  • Using content libraries to manage templates and other library items
  • Configuring virtual machine hardware and virtual machine options
  • Managing multi-tiered applications with VMware vSphere vApp
  • Monitoring solutions with the vCenter Solutions Manager
  • Managing virtual machines, including using snapshots
  • Upgrading virtual machines
  • Troubleshooting 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.