In this article, we will focus on virtualization machines through
the vSphere tool.
The benefits of virtualization
The benefits of virtualization:
Reduction of cost (electricity,
space, cooling system).
Ease of managing the server
fleet in the long run
simplifying the update of
VSphere is the VMware Virtualization solution. In this article we
will focus on the "ESXi Hosts" and the
vCenter Server two of the many VMware
ESXi Host: This component
corresponds to the virtualization layer
for the physical server, in other words it will have the role of hypervisor, thus allowing us to create and
manage virtual machines using the
resources of the physical machine.
vCenter is an ESXis management
tool. It is accessible through a web interface (vSphere Web Client) and an application (vSphere Client) that will allow access to this
server and manage the creation of machine, cluster, verification of the
state of the hosts, and many other configurations on the various systems.
The Vcenter is a software to install on
Select ESXi - 6.5.0
The installation will start, click on "Enter" to start the
Click on F11 to Accept License Terms
Select the partition where you want to process the installation.
Press "Enter" to continue the installation.
In this step, you can select the keyboard to use.
Enter a Root password (a password for the super user) Some
requirements must be met for security:
Special characters, uppercase, lowercase,
numbers, more than 7 characters, no word in the
Press "Enter" to continue.
Press "F11" to proceed with the installation.
Installation in progress
This view indicates that the installation has been successfully
completed you can press "Enter" to re-start the ESXi server.
Your server is started. You will find on the homepage the ipv4 and
ipv6 addresses of the server. Press F2 to change the server
You are prompted for your superuser password to access the
On the configuration space you can change the user password by
selecting "configure Password", Configure Management Network, Restart
Management Network,Test Management Network, View System Logs, View Support
Information, Reset System Configuration.
We will switch the Ipv4 address in static.
To do this, select Configure Management Network -> IPv4
Select "Set Static IPv4 address" and insert the static IP address
for this host, its subnet mask for the default gateway. Press "Enter" to
Press "Y" to validate the changes or "N" to ignore them.
You can restart the network interfaces by clicking on "Restart
Management Network". Then confirm by pressing "F11".
On your Windows server dedicated to vCenter mount ISO
We will use the installation script.
Press "Install" to start.
Click on "Next"
You are asked to accept the license agreements.
Select "vCenter Server and Embedded Platform Services
Enter the network name for the system
Enter an administrator password
Select the user who will be the service user for the vCenter
Select "Use an embedded database (vPostgres)
You can choose ports for deployment
Specify the storage path for this deployment
Click on Next
Summary of the parameters for the installation
Click on "Install" to start
Installation in progress
The installation is complete. You can click "Launch vSphere Web
Client" to launch the vSphere Management web client.
Enter username and password
Here is the web client:
We have seen in this article one of the facets of vitualization
through VMware tools (vSphere, ESXi, vCenter).