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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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11. Installing vSphere

In this chapter, you will learn how to install the main components of vSphere which include ESX, ESXi, and vCenter Server. Before you start installing vSphere, you should prepare everything you will need to install and configure all of the various components discussed in this chapter. Doing this ahead of time will help to ensure that your installation goes smoothly. It’s always a good idea to read through the documentation before you install the software so that you can get a good idea of what to expect when installing it. Here are some steps that you should take to prepare for building your virtual environment.

1. Download the latest version of the ESX or ESXi ISO files from VMware’s website.

2. Download the latest version ...

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