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Mastering VMware vSphere 6 by Josh Atwell, Grant Orchard, Scott Lowe, Nick Marshall

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Chapter 2 Planning and Installing VMware ESXi

Now that you’ve taken a close look at VMware vSphere and its suite of applications in Chapter 1, “Introducing VMware vSphere 6,” it’s easy to see that VMware ESXi is the foundation of vSphere.

Although the act of installation can be relatively simple, understanding the deployment and configuration options requires planning to ensure a successful, VMware-supported implementation.

In this chapter, you will learn to

  • Understand ESXi compatibility requirements
  • Plan an ESXi deployment
  • Deploy ESXi
  • Perform postinstallation configuration of ESXi
  • Install the vSphere Desktop Client

Planning a VMware vSphere Deployment

Deploying VMware vSphere is more than just virtualizing servers. Storage, networking, ...

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