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Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

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2.3. Deploying VMware ESXi

As stated earlier in this chapter, VMware ESXi comes in two different flavors, VMware ESXi Installable and VMware ESXi Embedded. Although these two versions of VMware ESXi share the same architecture, the way in which they are deployed is quite different.

2.3.1. Deploying VMware ESXi Installable

The installation of ESXi Installable begins by ensuring that the computer system is configured to boot from the CD-ROM drive. To do this, insert the ESXi Installable installation CD into the drive, and power on the system. You can download the installation files from VMware's website at www.vmware.com/downloads. The installation files for ESXi are listed separately from ESX. After the server is powered on and boots from the ...

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