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VMware® ESXi: Planning, Implementation, and Security by Dave Mishchenko

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Chapter 6. System Monitoring and Management

As you have seen in the preceding chapters, VMware provides a number of tools and features to manage your ESXi environment. As your environment grows, you will likely find that you need to integrate your vSphere deployment with the other systems that exist on your network. This chapter examines a number of features and tools that help integrate ESXi and vCenter Server with the rest of your network.

This chapter examines the following items:

  • Using Active Directory Integration to eliminate the need for using local accounts when managing an ESXi host directly

  • Synchronizing the time on your hosts with Network Time Protocol (NTP)

  • Configuring ESXi to forward log data to a centralized syslog servers

  • Monitoring your ...

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