Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

vCenter properties

The vCenter manages the VMware ESX/ESXi hosts. The vCenter user interface is provided through a vSphere client on the same management network as the vCenter, and virtual machines (VMs) are created using the vSphere client user interface. In addition to creating the VMs, the server administrator associates the VMs with distributed virtual switches, distributed virtual port groups, standard virtual switches (vSwitches) and standard port groups.

The vCenter automatically generates some of the VM properties (such as the MAC address), and some properties must be configured (such as the VLAN properties). Most of the VM configuration, including network policies, is done using the vCenter’s vSphere user interface and is beyond the scope of this document.

For VMWare configuration information, visit the VMware documentation site.