4 Assumptions and Pre-Workshop Work vCenter Server was installed 500 GB iSCSI LUNS were created Workstation 7 was installed and configured ESX4-1 & 3 Servers were pre-installed and configured Network Settings were adjusted for (Static and DHCP) Local Host Tables were used for DNS NUMA was disabled on ESX servers
5 Confidential Goals Questions and Goals? What do you want to accomplish by setting up a home lab or work test environment? Session Responses.. What are the expectations for uptime and performance? Session Responses.. What equipment do I have access to and what would I need to purchase? Session Responses..
6 Confidential Goals Questions and Goals – Presenters Responses and Workshop Goals What do you want to accomplish by setting up a home lab or work test environment? I wanted to setup a home lab with a couple of ESX servers and shared storage I wanted to do this so I could testing basic ESX functions and new versions What are the expectations for uptime and performance? Id like the system to perform well as a home PC and a test lab Id like to use it to do basic functions and run my lab quickly keeping delays to a minimum What equipment do I have access to and what do would I need to purchase? Have - High End PC, Home Network Purchase - More RAM, Shared Storage, Workstation Software
7 Confidential Goals I wanted to setup a home lab with a couple of ESX servers and shared storage Considerations - Space, Time, heat, Noise, Cost vs. Bulky, Really Fast, Noisy, Big Budget Testing of basic ESX functions and new versions Do I deploy ESX on white boxes or go with Workstation 7? High End PC, Home Network I currently have a high end PC and home network More RAM, Shared Storage, Workstation Software Id need to buy a better CPU, More RAM, WS7, and Shared Storage
8 Confidential Goals Id like the system to perform well as a home PC and a test lab Id like to use it to do basic functions and run my lab quickly keeping delays to a minimum Here are my final choices for my home Lab ItemCOSTActual Cost Antec Sonata Gen 1 Case 800 Antec 650 Earth Watts Power Supply 75 Gigabyte EP43-UD3L MB 850 Intel® Core2 Quad Processor Q9400 2.66Ghz/1333FSB/6MB Cache 199 Cooler Master TX3 20 8GB of Patriot DIMM 2GB PC2-5300U CL4-4-4-12 (DDR2-667) (PEP22G5300LL) 200 500GB/300GB/160GB SATA 3.0 HD's 2000 Windows 7 - 64 Bit 1400 VMWare Workstation 7 990 iomega Ix2-200 2TB 260 Totals >>> 1358754
12 Confidential Install VMware Workstation 7 Go to the iomega share and run the workstation install at Admin Download Workstation 7 here.. http://www.vmware.com/products/workstation/ Ensure your BIOS Settings are enabled for Intel VT and 64 bit mode
21 Confidential Install ESX4-2 Server In Workstation 7 - Click on File, New, then Virtual Machine - Choose Custom and Next - Choose Next for 6.5 & 7.5 Compatibility - Choose Installer Disc Image File (.iso), click next - Choose VMware for guest OS and esx 4.0 for version - Type in ESX4-2 for Server 2 and click next - Click Next for default Cores and RAM - Choose Host-only Networking Click Next - Click next for Default IO Adapter - Click next to create a new virtual disk & next to recommend disk type - Click next for default disk size, Choose the location and click next - Choose NOT to power on and Click Finish Note: Screenshots from ESX4-1 Server
22 Confidential Install ESX4-2 Server - Edit the settings of the new VM - Change the current network adapter to VMnet1, choose Okay - Power on this VM - Press Enter to Install in graphical mode - ALT-N for the welcome, EULA, Keyboard type, Custom driver screens - Choose Enter Serial Number Later then ALT-N - ALT-N for default NIC - Enter Static IP of 192.168.56.12 and ESX4-2 for the hostname - Choose Standard Setup for ESX on HD or LUN - ALT-N for default HD, Choose the Phx Time Zone, and Manual NTP - Set the root password then ALT-N - Review Settings Press ALT-N to install - Allow to Finish and reboot
25 Confidential Connect to vCenter Server - Right Click on the Cluster, Choose Add Host - Type in the Host Name or IP Address, enter root for the username and its password then click next - If prompted chose Yes to the pop up Security alert - Review the Summary and click next if okay - Choose an appropriate license key, click next - Choose an appropriate location for this host, click next - Review the Summary and click Finish if okay - Your host (and any active VMs) should now appear in vCenter Server
26 Confidential Configure Network on ESX4-2 Server - Power down the ESX-VM and edit its settings - Add the following Network adapters VMNet2 – vMotion (VMMotion) VMNet3 – iSCSI (VMiSCSI) VMNet8 – VM Network (Virtual Machine Network) - Power on this VM, Allow to boot - Click on the ESX server, Click on Configuration, - Click on Properties of vSwitch0, Click on VM Network, Click Remove, choose Yes, and the Close - In Networking click Add Networking - Choose Virtual Machine > Next, vmnic3(aka VMNet8) > Next, Leave Label > Next, Click on Finish TIP – Always check your IP Ranges before assigning Adapters.
27 Confidential Configure Network on ESX4-2 Server - You should now have two Port Groups - vMotion NIC - Click on add networking, Choose VMkernel, Choose correct vmnic, Change Network Label to VMMotion, Check Use this port group for Vmotion, set the IP address / subnetmask, Click next then Finish, click No to Default Gateway if asked - iSCSI NIC - Click on add networking, Choose VMkernel, Choose correct vmnic, Change Network Label to VMiSCSI, set the IP address / subnetmask, Click next then Finish, click No to Default Gateway if asked - You should now have 4 Port Groups…
28 Confidential Configure Network on ESX4-2 Server
30 Confidential Connect to Shared Storage - Setup an iSCSI LUN (Already done, can take hours to format) - Click on Security Profile, Properties, ensure Software iSCSI Client is checked - Click on Storage Adapters, iSCSI Software Adapter, Properties, Click on Configure, check enabled, choose okay (Dont Close) - Click on Dynamic Discovery Tab, Add, enter the iomega IP address, click okay & close - Choose Yes to rescan the adapter - If needed, Click on the correct iSCSI adapter and the LUN should appear TIP – if this doesnt work, reboot the ESX Host
31 Confidential Install ESX4-2 Server - If needed, Click on Storage, Add Storage, Choose Disk/LUN, Click on the EMC iSCSI LUN, Next, Next Again, Enter IOMegaNAS as the datastore name, Change block size t0 512GB, Click Next then Finish - Click Refresh and you should now see your LUN
33 Confidential vMotion Demo Now that we have completed our build of Workstation 7 with 2 ESX servers,1 vCenter Server, shared storage, networking, and 1 VM we are now ready to test our vMotion… - If needed Power on the VM - Right Click on the VM, choose Migrate - Choose Change Host, click next - Choose the destination Host (Wait for Validation), Click next - Choose Next for Reserve CPU, Review the summary, and click Finish - Check the status in Recent Tasks
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