The API commands in the vCenter Server Appliance let you perform various administrative tasks in the vCenter Server Appliance. The API commands are provided by appliance management service in the vCenter Server Appliance. You can edit time synchronization settings, monitor processes and services, set up the SNMP settings, and so on.
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This video demonstrates the new Restart Priorities and Orchestrated Restart features of vSphere HA in vSphere 6.5
With the rise in popularity of hybrid cloud computing, where VM-sensitive data leaves the traditional IT environment and traverses over the public networks, IT administrators and architects need a simple and secure way to protect critical VM data that traverses across clouds and over long distances.
The Encrypted vMotion feature available in VMware vSphere 6.5 addresses this challenge by introducing a software approach that provides end-to-end encryption for vMotion network traffic. The feature encrypts all the vMotion data inside the vmkernel by using the most widely used AES-GCM encryption standards, and thereby provides data confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity even if vMotion traffic traverses untrusted network links. Experiments conducted in the VMware performance labs using industry-standard workloads show the following:
- vSphere 6.5 Encrypted vMotion performs nearly the same as regular, unencrypted vMotion.
- The CPU cost of encrypting vMotion traffic is very moderate, thanks to the performance optimizations added to the vSphere 6.5 vMotion code path.
- vSphere 6.5 Encrypted vMotion provides the proven reliabili
This paper describes vSphere 6.5 Encrypted vMotion technology and architecture, how to configure Encrypted vMotion from the vSphere Client, performance implications of encrypting vMotion traffic using real-life workload scenarios, and best practices for deployment.