VCP 5: Objective 1.2: Host/Configuration Tab (in essence!)

So here I’m going to describe what many possibly have done before, but it’s needed for the exam…..so here goes.

1. Configure NTP on an ESXi host.
Connect to the ESX/ESXi host using the vSphere Client.
Click the Configuration tab.
Click Time Configuration/Properties/Options/NTP Settings.
Click Add. Enter the NTP Server name. Click OK.
Click the General tab. Click Start automatically under Startup Policy.
Click Start and click OK. Click OK to exit.

2. Enable/Disable/Configure Hyperthreading
Connect to a host in vSphere Client
Click the Configuration tab.
Select Processors/Properties.
In the dialog box, you can view hyperthreading status and turn hyperthreading off or on (default).

3. Enable/Disable/Configure Memory Compression Cache
Connect to a host in vSphere Client
Click the Configuration tab.
Click Software/Advanced Settings
Select Mem from the options on the left.
On the right Mem.MemZipEnable can be set to 1 to enable or 0 to disable
Mem.MemZipMaxPct sets the maximum target size as a % of VM size.  Default 10%, Range 5-100

4. License an ESXi Host
Connect to a host in vSphere Client
Click the Configuration tab.  (Anyone seeing a pattern here??)
Click Software/Licensed Features
Click Edit
In there you can assign an existing license key or enter a new one.
Alternatively you can license from a vSphere Level via
Home/Administration/Licensing
Click Manage vSphere Licenses
From here you can add license keys (with labels for your identification then assign or remove them)

The End.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s