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VMware vSphere Design Essentials by Puthiyavan Udayakumar

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Chapter 2. Designing VMware ESXi Host, Cluster, and vCenter

The core elements that are responsible for the success of virtualizing our datacenter start with accurate design of ESXi and vCenter. VMware ESXi is a host OS, installed on bare metal, which is a driving factor for virtual datacenters and the cloud. VMware's ESXi hypervisors have changed a lot over the years, and the foundation of the enterprise contribution has undergone a structured transition phase.

There are a plenty of implementation options for ESXi deployment that tell us about product growth and maturity. We'll compare the choices, looking at the returns from each implementation to decide which one will be more suitable for different environments. An enterprise can now rollout ...

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