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VMware ESXi Cookbook by Aravind Sivaraman, Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen

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Chapter 1. Installing and Configuring ESXi

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Installing ESXi using Interactive Mode
  • Deploying ESXi hosts using scripted installation
  • Deploying ESXi hosts using Auto Deploy
  • Installing vSphere Client
  • Configuring NTP settings on ESXi hosts
  • Configuring DNS and Routing
  • Licensing an ESXi host

Introduction

VMware ESXi is a hypervisor that is built directly on top of an x86 hardware. It abstracts the underlying hardware and allows multiple virtual machines to use the same hardware resources. It includes an ultra-thin architecture, and the footprint in the memory is 32 MB, which makes it more reliable and it only takes a few minutes to install. ESXi is offered in two different types: ESXi Embedded and ESXi Installable ...

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