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Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

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2.2. Deploying VMware ESX

You've gone through the planning process. You've decided on VMware ESX as your platform, you've selected a supported server model and configuration, you've determined how you're going to handle the storage requirements, and you have an idea how you'll integrate everything into your existing network infrastructure. Now comes the time to install.

To be honest, installing ESX is the easy part. Installing ESX can be done in a graphical mode or a text-based installation, which limits the intricacy of the screen configuration during the installation. The graphical mode is the more common of the two installation modes. The text mode is reserved for remote installation scenarios where the wide area network is not strong enough ...

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