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VMware vRealize Configuration Manager Cookbook电子书

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作       者:Abhijeet Shriram Janwalkar

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出版时间:2016-07-01

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Over 80 recipes to teach you the power of vRealize Configuration Manager 5.8 to provide automated and continuous configuration management About This Book First book in the market that provides a broad configuration and compliance management solution for your enterprise. Champion the skills of the latest features of VMware vRealize Configuration Manager and implement it in your organization. A recipe based approach book that will enlighten you to configure VCM to collect and manage data from your virtual and physical environment. Who This Book Is For If you are a system administrator who is eager to provide better administration with VCM and are familiar with managing network users and resources along with performing system maintenance, then this book is for you. What You Will Learn Find out how to configure automated patching of your infrastructure for Windows as well Unix machines Maintain and upgrade your vRealize Configuration Manager Integrate with other VMware tools such as vCloud Director, vRealise Operations, vCenter, and vCloud Network and Security Understand what vRealize Configuration Manager is and what its capacities are Explore how vRealize Configuration Manager can be used for patching, compliance management, and software distribution Troubleshoot vRealize Configuration Manager with ease In Detail VMware vRealize Configuration Manager (VCM) helps you to automate IT operations, manage performance, and gain visibility across physical and virtual infrastructure. It is continuously being used by enterprises to audit the configurations of the VMware infrastructure as well as the Windows, Linux, and UNIX operating systems. This book is filled with practical recipes through which you will learn about the latest features of vRealize Configuration Manager 5.8.X, starting with installation of various tiers of VCM followed by configuration management across physical and virtual servers. Throughout this book, you will explore how VCM can perform tasks such as patch management, compliance assessment, and software package distribution along with Machine filters for new platforms such as RHEL 7 and Windows 10. This book will ease your troubles while upgrading from the existing VCM to the latest version by providing you with step-by-step instructions about the process of migration along with upgrade and maintenance support. This book will help you understand how to integrate vRealize Configuration with other applications along with schedule management and also guide you on how to handle security issues. After reading this book, you will have a clear understanding of how VCM fits in the overall picture of the data center design from a patching and compliance perspective. Style and approach This book takes a recipe-based approach that will provide you with an effective and a practical configuration management solution for your enterprise.
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VMware vRealize Configuration Manager Cookbook

VMware vRealize Configuration Manager Cookbook

Credits

About the Author

Acknowledgments

About the Reviewer

www.PacktPub.com

Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more

Why subscribe?

Free access for Packt account holders

Preface

What this book covers

What you need for this book

Who this book is for

Sections

Getting ready

How to do it…

How it works…

There's more…

See also

Conventions

Reader feedback

Customer support

Errata

Piracy

Questions

1. Installing VCM

Introduction

Understanding VCM components

The database server

The VCM Collector server

The web server

The managing agent

The SCR Tool

Distributed VCM deployment

Single-tier installation

Two-tier installation

Three-tier installation

Understanding the requirements of VCM

Software requirements

Minimum hardware requirements

Service accounts

VCM databases

OSes supported by VCM

vRealize Configuration Manager port and protocol summary

Licensing

Preparing our VCM deployment - installing SQL

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Preparing our VCM deployment - installing and configuring IIS

Getting ready

How to do it...

Installing IIS

Configuring IIS

Configuring the IIS 7.5 default website

How it works...

Preparing our VCM deployment - configuring SSRS

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Preparing our VCM deployment - installing other prerequisites

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Installing VCM - single-tier deployment

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Installing VCM - two-tier deployment

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Installing VCM - three-tier deployment

Getting ready

How to do it...

Installing web components

Installing Collector server components

How it works...

VCM post-installation tasks - database fine tuning

Getting ready

How to do it...

SQL Server - database settings

SQL Server - maintenance plan

How it works...

2. Configuring VCM to Manage Your Infrastructure

Introduction

Adding a vCenter Server instance

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Adding a vCloud Director and vShield instance

Getting ready

How to do it...

Adding a vShield instance

Adding a vCloud Director instance

How it works...

Collecting data from managed machines

Getting ready

How to do it...

Collecting data from virtual infrastructures

Collecting data from managed machines

How it works...

There's more...

Adding a discovery rule

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Adding a network authority account to manage machines in multiple domains

Getting ready

How to do it...

Available Domains

Available Accounts

Assigned Accounts

How it works...

Configuring a managing agent machine for virtual environment management

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Installing an agent on Windows servers

Getting ready

How to do it...

Manual agent installation

Agent push from the console

Licensing Windows machines

How it works...

There's more...

Installing an agent on Linux servers

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Creating machine groups

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Dynamic groups

Static groups

3. Linux Patching

Introduction

How Linux patching works

SCR VM requirements

Estimated required SCR storage by platform

SCR VM hardware requirements

List of patch sites for SCR

Installing SCR prerequisites

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Installing the SCR Tool

Getting ready

How to do it...

Installing SCR

Encrypting the password for the content repository

How it works...

Setting up the SCR configuration file

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Scheduling content downloads

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Configuring Apache

Getting ready

How to do it...

Installing Apache

Configuring httpd.conf for Apache

Configuring the .htaccess file

Configuring HTTPS in Apache

How it works...

There's more...

Configuring patching repository options in VCM

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Configuring staging options in VCM

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Configuring the SCR Tool base path for the patching repository

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Creating a patch assessment template

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

See also

Deploying patches on Linux machines – on demand

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Deploying patches on Linux machines – scheduled

Getting ready

How to do it...

Step 1 – the initial collection

Step 2 – deploying the patch

Step 3 – final assessment

How it works...

4. Windows Patching

Introduction

Configuring VCM to use Microsoft updates

Getting ready

How to do it...

Configuring a proxy

Downloading settings

The network authority account

Synchronizing patches with Microsoft

How it works...

The download directory

See also

An introduction to automated patching

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

See also

Creating a patch assessment template

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Windows patching – on demand

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Windows patching – scheduled

Getting ready

How to do it...

Initial collection

Initial assessment

Deploying patches

Final assessment

How it works...

There's more...

Patching machines in multi-domain environments and workgroups

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Patching VM templates

How to do it...

How it works

Patching reports

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

5. Software Provisioning for Windows

Introduction

The Windows software repository

Package manager for Windows

VMware vCenter Configuration Manager Package Studio

Installing a software repository on Windows

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Deploying additional components on agents

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Creating software packages

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Publishing software packages to a repository

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Adding a repository to VCM

Getting ready

How to do it...

Collecting software provisioning package manager data

Collecting software repository data

How it works...

Adding repository sources to package manager

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Deploying a package

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

6. Compliance Management

Introduction

The constructs of VCM compliance

Rules

Filters

Rule groups

Templates

Importing compliance packs

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

Creating compliance rule groups

Getting ready

How to do it...

Creating a rule group

Creating a filter

How it works...

Creating custom compliance rules for Windows

Machine group compliance

Virtual environment compliance

Getting ready

How to do it...

Copying a rule from another rule group

Creating a new rule

How it works...

Creating custom compliance rules for Linux

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Creating custom compliance rules for virtualization

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Modifying the default filter set

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Creating compliance templates

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Checking the compliance of the infrastructure

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Exporting compliance rules

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Compliance reports

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Creating compliance exceptions

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

7. Maintenance of VCM

Introduction

Upgrading VCM from a previous version – in place

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Aftercare

There's more...

Upgrading VCM from a previous version – parallel

Getting ready

How to do it...

Migrating the VCM certificate

Migrating VCM to the new server

How it works...

Aftercare

There's more...

Migrating VCM from another domain

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Applying a new license key

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Upgrading VCM agents

Getting ready

How to do it...

Windows

Linux

How it works...

There's more...

See also

Changing service account passwords

Getting ready

How to do it...

Collector service accounts

VCM remote service accounts

How it works...

Managing users

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Default roles

There's more...

Decommissioning VMs – manual VM purge

Getting ready

How to do it...

Unlicense a managed machine

Purge the machine

How it works...

There's more...

Decommissioning VMs – scheduled VM record purge

Getting ready

How to do it...

Schedule a job in SQL

How it works...

8. Integration with vROps and Scheduling

Introduction

Installing and configuration of vROps Management Pack for VCM

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works

There's more...

Configuring vROps – VCM compliance mapping and scheduling

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Scheduling OS and compliance data collection

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

There's more...

See also

Scheduling compliance

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Scheduling reports

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

Scheduling vCenter collections

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

See also

Scheduling vCenter discovery

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works...

See also

9. Troubleshooting VCM

Introduction

Troubleshooting tools – EcmDebugEventViewer

Getting ready

How to do it...

Accessing events

Filtering events

How it works

Troubleshooting tools – Job Manager | History

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works

Troubleshooting tools – Machine Collection Status

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works

Troubleshooting agent communication issues

Getting ready

Issue 01: Mutual Authentication failed

How to do it...

Issue 02: Rethrown certificate issue

How to do it...

Issue 03: PingFailed

How to do it...

Issue 04: CredentialsFailed

How to do it...

How it works

Troubleshooting agent upgrade issues

Getting ready

How to do it...

Troubleshooting SCR download issues

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works

Troubleshooting VCM console login failure

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works

Troubleshooting vCenter and vCloud data collection issues

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works

Troubleshooting the Recommended Action: Investigate Issue Linux server patch error

Getting ready

How to do it...

Troubleshooting not being able to see any jobs on the console

Getting ready

How to do it...

How it works

Troubleshooting not being able to see the Monthly option on the Schedule Job page

Getting ready

How to do it...

10. Defining Naming Conventions

Machine groups

Machine group filters

Patching templates

Scheduled patching jobs

Scheduled patch status collection

Scheduled patching assessment

Compliance templates

Compliance rule groups

11. Understanding VCM Console

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