Chapter 2

Planning and Installing VMware ESXi

Now that you've taken a closer look at VMware vSphere and its suite of applications in Chapter 1, “Introducing VMware vSphere 5.5,” it's easy to see that VMware ESXi is the foundation of vSphere.

Although the act of installation can be relatively simple, understanding the deployment and configuration options requires planning to ensure a successful, VMware-supported implementation.

In this chapter, you will learn to

  • Understand ESXi compatibility requirements
  • Plan an ESXi deployment
  • Deploy ESXi
  • Perform post-installation configuration of ESXi
  • Install the vSphere C# Client

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