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Maximum vSphere™: Tips, How-Tos, and Best Practices for Working with VMware vSphere™ 4 by Simon Seagrave, Eric Siebert

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2. ESX and ESXi Hosts

ESX and ESXi are the two versions of the hypervisor that you have to choose from in vSphere. At their core they are identical, as they both use the exact same VMkernel, but their management consoles are distinctly different. Each version has its pros and cons, and for many users it comes down to personal preference when choosing between the two. In this chapter, we will cover the differences between ESX and ESXi as well as some of the new features and enhancements that VMware added to them in vSphere.

What’s New with ESX and ESXi Hosts in vSphere

In Chapter 1, we briefly covered some of the new things pertaining to ESX and ESXi in vSphere. In this chapter, we will go over them in more detail. The improvements in ESX and ...

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