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 ...