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

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Chapter 8. Configuring ESX from a Host Connection

There are many aspects of managing ESX. The key, however, is to first understand how to configure a single ESX Server and from there branch out to multiple machines. However, where do you start with ESX management? Should we dive directly into everyday management tasks? All our elders state to start at the beginning, so that is what we will do. In the previous chapters, the ESX Server has been chosen, installed, secured, and storage usage has been decided, so now it is time to perform an initial configuration of ESX. The steps to configure ESX version 3 differ slightly from the steps to configure earlier versions, yet the actual interface you use differs quite a bit.

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