In Chapter 1, “Introduction to VMware ESXi 4.1,” you had a broad overview of VMware ESXi, including its architecture and management model. You also reviewed how VMware ESXi compared to and differed with VMware ESX. In this chapter, you will learn how to begin using VMware ESXi. This will include a discussion of:
Hardware requirements for running VMware ESXi
A basic installation of VMware ESXi Installable
Postinstallation configuration for VMware ESXi
Installation of the vSphere Client
One of the critical decisions you’ll make in implementing VMware ESXi is the hardware you’ll use for your project. If you’ve worked with earlier versions of ESX, you’ll be aware ...