The KC 2016 End-to-End Testing for SDL Patch Release 1 provides information about configuring networking for VMware® vCenter and VMware ESXi, including how to create virtual switches and ports and how to set up networking for virtual machines, VMware  VMotion™, IP storage, and the service console. It also describes how to configure file systems and types of storage, such as iSCSI, Fibre Channel, and so on.

To help you protect your ESX™ installation, this information provides a discussion of security features built in to ESX and the measures that you can take to safeguard it from attack. In addition, this information includes a list of ESX technical support commands, their VMware vSphere Client equivalents, and a description of the vmkfstools utility.

Intended Audience

This information is intended for anyone who wants to install, upgrade, or use ESX. The information is written for experienced Windows or Linux system administrators who are familiar with virtual machine technology and datacenter operations.

VMware Technical Publications Glossary

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