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Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

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2.5. Performing Post-installation Configuration

Whether you are installing from a DVD or performing an unattended installation of ESX, once the installation is complete, there are several post-installation changes that either must be done or are strongly recommended. Among these configurations are changing the physical NIC used by the Service Console/management network, adjusting the amount of RAM allocated to the Service Console, and configuring an ESX/ESXi host to synchronize with an external NTP server. I'll discuss these tasks in the following sections.

2.5.1. Changing the Service Console/Management NIC

During the installation of ESX, the NIC selection screen creates a virtual switch—also known as a vSwitch—bound to the selected physical ...

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