Author: David Davis

Auto Deploy In VMware vSphere 5

with 3 Comments by David Davis

In this tutorial, vExpert David Davis partners with Elias Khnaser to show you how to use Auto Deploy, one of the coolest features that comes with vSphere 5. Auto Deploy enables admins to significantly cut down time they usually spend in provisioning vSphere servers, and Davis and Khnaser take you through the step-by-step process.

Upgrading to vSphere 4.1 Overview

by David Davis

What does a typical vSphere upgrade entail? What do you need to know before upgrading your vSphere to version 4.1? In this overview you'll learn about preventing downtimes, performing backups, and using the vCenter Agent Pre-Upgrade Check Tool to get ready for upgrading to vSphere 4.1

What is esxtop?

with 2 Comments by David Davis

Esxtop is VMware's command-line tool to analyze performance. David Davis provides an overview and configuration options of this valuable tool for solving vSphere performance issues. Also included are suggestions on top resources available to further your understanding of esxtop.