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VMware vSphere Essentials by Christian Stankowic, Kunal Kumar

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What you need for this book

To readjust the major technologies and products in this book, you will need to have one or more hosts to install VMware vSphere. Ensure that you fulfill ESXi's hardware requirements, which are as follows:

  • 64-bit x 86 CPU with at least two logical cores
  • At least 8 GB memory
  • At least one 1 Gbps network interface
  • An SD card, a USB flash drive, or an HDD for installing ESXi
  • Local hard drives for datastore or an NFS storage for advanced cluster features, such as online migrations or failover

The most standard hardware will work but VMware also offers a compatibility guide that lists tested and supported hardware components, which can be found at http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php.

In addition, you will also ...

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