VMware vRealize Configuration Manager Cookbook by Abhijeet Shriram Janwalkar

By Abhijeet Shriram Janwalkar

Over eighty recipes to coach you the ability of vRealize Configuration supervisor 5.8 to supply automatic and non-stop configuration management

About This Book

  • First booklet out there that gives a vast configuration and compliance administration answer on your enterprise.
  • Champion the abilities of the newest positive aspects of VMware vRealize Configuration supervisor and enforce it on your organization.
  • A recipe dependent procedure booklet that might enlighten you to configure VCM to gather and deal with info out of your digital and actual environment.

Who This booklet Is For

If you're a procedure administrator who's wanting to offer higher management with VCM and are accustomed to coping with community clients and assets besides acting approach upkeep, then this booklet is for you.

What you'll Learn

  • Find out how you can configure computerized patching of your infrastructure for home windows in addition Unix machines
  • Maintain and improve your vRealize Configuration Manager
  • Integrate with different VMware instruments equivalent to vCloud Director, vRealise Operations, vCenter, and vCloud community and Security
  • Understand what vRealize Configuration supervisor is and what its capacities are
  • Explore how vRealize Configuration supervisor can be utilized for patching, compliance administration, and software program distribution
  • Troubleshoot vRealize Configuration supervisor with ease

In Detail

VMware vRealize Configuration supervisor (VCM) permits you to automate IT operations, deal with functionality, and achieve visibility throughout actual and digital infrastructure. it's consistently getting used by means of organizations to audit the configurations of the VMware infrastructure in addition to the home windows, Linux, and UNIX working systems.

This booklet is full of sensible recipes during which you'll find out about the most recent positive aspects of vRealize Configuration supervisor 5.8.X, beginning with deploy of varied ranges of VCM via configuration administration throughout actual and digital servers.

Throughout this ebook, you are going to discover how VCM can practice projects equivalent to patch administration, compliance overview, and software program package deal distribution in addition to laptop filters for brand new systems resembling RHEL 7 and home windows 10. This booklet will ease your issues whereas upgrading from the prevailing VCM to the most recent model by way of supplying you with step by step directions concerning the strategy of migration in addition to improve and upkeep aid. This ebook can help you know the way to combine vRealize Configuration with different purposes in addition to time table administration and in addition consultant you on find out how to deal with defense issues.

After analyzing this e-book, you've a transparent figuring out of ways VCM matches within the total photo of the knowledge heart layout from a patching and compliance perspective.

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This booklet takes a recipe-based method that would give you a good and a pragmatic configuration administration answer on your enterprise.

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Before you install VCM, you must configure the web components of VCM Collector. Note We will cover the installation process on Windows 2012 R2. Installation on Windows 2008 might differ. Installing IIS Follow these steps to install IIS: Log in to the IIS server and launch Server Manager. Add the Web Server (IIS) role. Add the following components: Sr. no. Click on Install and let the installation begin; follow the wizard and make sure the installation is successful. 5 provides a default website, which defines the default authentication settings for applications and virtual directories.

You can use this book as a guide to completely explore all the features of VCM, and in the troubleshooting section, you can take a look at the issues you might face while working on VCM every day. What this book covers Chapter 1, Installing VCM, discusses the components of vRealize Configuration Manager (VCM), various options to install VCM; including the prerequisites; and ends with fine-tuning the database server used by VCM. Chapter 2, Configuring VCM to Manage Your Infrastructure, discusses more about VCM configuration, and we start adding virtual infrastructure elements, installing agents, and configuring discovery.

VCM is no different. In this section, we will discuss the hardware and software requirements for getting VCM deployed. x (*SCR: software content repository. It is used to download and store patches for non-Windows operating systems) Minimum hardware requirements Hosting the VCM has some hardware requirements as well, which are provided in the following tables: Minimum hardware requirements to support 1-1,000 managed machines: Single Tier 2-Tier Database 2-Tier Web/Collector 3-Tier Database 3-Tier Web 3-Tier Collector RAM 8 GB 8 GB 4 GB 8 GB 4 GB 4 GB Processor Dual Xeon or single dual-core 2 GHz Dual Xeon or single dual-core 2 GHz Dual Xeon or single dual-core 2 GHz Dual Xeon or single dual-core 2 GHz Single 2-GHz processor Single 2-GHz processor Minimum hardware requirements to support 1,001-2,000 managed machines: Single Tier 2-Tier Database 2-Tier Web/Collector 3-Tier Database 3-Tier Web 3-Tier Collector RAM 12 GB 12 GB 4 GB 12 GB 4 GB 4 GB Processor Quad Xeon or two dual-core 2 GHz Quad Xeon or two dual-core 2 GHz Quad Xeon or two dual-core 2 GHz Quad Xeon or two dual-core 2 GHz Single 2-GHz processor Dual Xeon or single dual-core 2 GHz Minimum hardware requirements to support 2,001-5,000 managed machines: Single Tier 2-Tier Database 2-Tier Web/Collector 3-Tier Database 3-Tier Web 3-Tier Collector RAM 16 GB 16 GB 8 GB 16 GB 4 GB 8 GB Processor Eight-way Xeon or four dual-core 2 GHz Eight-way Xeon or four dual-core 2 GHz Dual Xeon or single dual-core 2 GHz Eight-way Xeon or four dual-core 2 GHz Single 2-GHz processor Dual Xeon or single dual-core 2 GHz Service accounts Let's look at the list of accounts and the privileges required for VCM to work properly.

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