I have a very basic VMWare setup with one management server and one ESX 3.5 host. I installed all the VirtualCenter components on the management server using all the defaults and a local database as listed below.
VirtualCenter Server 2.5
License Server 2.5
Update Manager 1.0
Capacity Planner 2.6
Infrastructure Update 2.5
VI Client 2.5
Converter Enterprise 4.0
SQL Server Express 2005
The server is old (P3 1GHz 1GB RAM) so I would like to upgrade to faster and more reliable hardware. I also would like to upgrade to vCenter Server 4.
Teach the user how to rename, unmount, delete and upgrade VMFS datastores.
Open vSphere Web Client: Rename VMFS and NFS datastores: Upgrade VMFS-3 volume to VMFS-5: Unmount VMFS datastore: Delete a VMFS datastore:
Teach the user how to use configure the vCenter Server storage filters
Open vSphere Web Client: Navigate to vCenter Server Advanced Settings: Add the four vCenter Server storage filters: Review the advanced settings: Modify the values of the four v…