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VMware ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers by Edward L. Haletky

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Chapter 2. Version Comparison

VMware started with a “please try this, it is cool, and tell us what to fix” version of VMware Workstation. Soon after that, VMware Workstation version 2 came out, and the world of computing changed. When version 4 of VMware Workstation came out, more and more people started to use the product, and soon after came the server versions GSX and ESX. With ESX, another change to computing took place, and virtualization has become the buzzword and driving force behind many datacenter choices.

VMware produces four major products with varying capabilities and functionality. The products form a triangle where VMware Workstation is at the bottom with the broadest ranges of functionality and capability. It is here that VMware ...

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