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Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

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Chapter 2. Planning and Installing VMware ESX and VMware ESXi

Now that you've taken a closer look at VMware vSphere 4 and its suite of applications in Chapter 1, it's easy to see that VMware ESX 4 and VMware ESXi 4 are the foundation of vSphere. The deployment, installation, and configuration of VMware ESX and VMware ESXi require adequate planning for a successful, VMware-supported implementation.

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Understand the differences among VMware ESX, VMware ESXi Installable, and VMware ESXi Embedded

  • Understand VMware ESX/ESXi compatibility requirements

  • Plan a VMware ESX/ESXi deployment

  • Install VMware ESX and VMware ESXi Installable

  • Perform post-installation configuration of VMware ESX and VMware ESXi

  • Install the vSphere ...

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