Deploying VMware vSphere 5.0

Your storage list will now look as follows.



Technically that is all you need to start creating Virtual Machines. However, there is one last feature we need to enable to allow live migration of VM’s between servers.

On your hosts, jump across to the configuration tab and select “Networking”. ¬†On a default installation, you will only see one virtual switch which is called “vSwitch0”. On the right, click “Properties”


Select the Management Network, and click the “Edit” button.


Once you are looking at the “Management Network Properties” window, place a tick in the box next to “vMotion”.
Click OK when finished.


The installation of your VMware vSphere 5.0 cluster is now completely. You are now in a position to start creating Virtual Machines.


In short, this article is roughtly the size of all of my other articles combined. VMware have not made setting up standard every day functionality of virtualization very straight forward. If you are wanting a comparison of the exact same features that have been set up above, on different technologies, have a look at my article “Deploying Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization“. It is by far much simpler, shorter and easier to deploy.

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