Last month the fine folks at VMware released an upgrade (5.7) of vCenter Operations Manager (vCOps) 5.6 that we discussed in the last article.
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For the past few weeks we’ve been looking at the array of included resources in vSphere 5.1 to manage your virtual infrastructure. In this article we’ll look at the latest addition to this, vCenter Operations Manager, Foundation Edition.
IP pools for VMware vSphere turn your vCenter server into a DHCP server for VMware virtual machines.
VMware vShield Endpoints’ purpose is to provide anti-virus services for your virtual machines, but at the host level, relieving the individual VMs from having to do this themselves.
Over the past couple of articles I’ve discussed how to setup your basic vSphere 5.1 environment, from setting up vCenter server and all of its various components to getting your in place hosts easily upgraded. For the next few articles I’m going to focus on components to help you manage that environment, no matter where you are. In this article I’d like to introduce you to a vCenter Mobile Access (vCMA), a VMware Labs “fling” allowing you to manage vSphere (vCenter and ESXi servers) from a mobile-formatted website or through a very slick iPad app.