Chapter 1: Planning, Installing, and Upgrading VMware ESX/ESXi

VCP (VCP-410) Exam Objectives Covered in This Chapter:

  • Install VMware ESX/ESXi on local storage
    • Identify minimum hardware requirements
    • Download, prepare and validate installation media
    • Determine appropriate ESX/ESXi configuration in a given situation
    • Obtain required information for environment
    • Verify hardware against the VMware Hardware Compatibility Guide
    • Perform a custom installation
    • Customize storage layout for given situations
    • Configure ESXi from the direct console
    • Configure ESX/ESXi NTP
    • Manage ESX/ESXi licensing
    • Compare/Contrast VMware vSphere editions
    • Manage license keys
  • Upgrade VMware ESX/ESXi
    • Plan a VMware vSphere upgrade
    • Backup/Restore ESX/ESXi host configuration

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