Explore how to consolidate virtual machines and deploy host profiles and Auto Deploy within your data center. This course also helps you prepare for the VMware Certified Professional 6. 5 - Data Center Virtualization exam. Russell Long begins with an overview of Auto Deploy, a centrally managed vSphere tool that can be used to deploy ESXi images to hosts. Next, Russell introduces the concept of host profiles, and shows how to use this feature to create and modify hosts, as well as how to attach hosts to a profile. Finally, he demonstrates how to consolidate physical workloads using VMware Converter, explaining how to install vCenter Converter, convert a machine using vCenter Converter, and troubleshoot conversion errors.
Topics include: * Deploying images with Auto Deploy GUI * Creating a host profile * Attaching hosts to a profile * Modifying a host profile * Detaching a host from a host profile * Consolidating physical workloads using VMware Converter * Installing vCenter Converter * Converting a machine using vCenter Converter * Troubleshooting conversion errors