Installing the vSphere 5.1 Web Client

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2032890 - This video discusses and demonstrates installing the vSphere 5.1 Web Client. The vSphere Web Client runs in your browser and allows you connect to a vCenter Server system to manage your vSphere environment. Before installing or upgrading the vSphere Web Client, ensure that: - The vCenter Single Sign On is installed and the Inventory Service and vCenter Server are upgraded or installed with version 5.1. - Your system meets the software requirements for the vSphere Read more [...]

Installing VMware vCenter Server 5.1 using the Simple Install method

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2032885 - This video discusses and demonstrates how to install VMware vSphere vCenter Server 5.1 using the Simple Install method. In particular, this video tutorial shows how to perform a basic installation of the vCenter Single Sign On, Inventory Service, and vCenter Server components on a single host machine using the vCenter Server Simple Install option. Before installing vCenter Server 5.1, vSphere 5.1 requires you to install vCenter Single Sign On and install the Inventory Read more [...]

Retaining resource pools when disabling VMware DRS Clusters

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2032893 - In this video we discuss and demonstrate how to retain resource pools when disabling VMware DRS Clusters in vSphere 5.1 using the vSphere Web Client. After disabling DRS, the cluster's resource pool hierarchy and affinity rules are not retained when DRS is turned back on. If you disable DRS, the resource pools are removed from the cluster. To avoid losing the resource pools when disabling DRS, you can save a snapshot of the resource pool tree on your local machine. Read more [...]