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VMware ESXi Cookbook by Aravind Sivaraman, Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen

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Configuring virtual machine hardware

A virtual machine has virtual devices that are similar to physical hardware and provide the same functionality as that of the physical servers along with additional benefits, such as manageability, portability, and high level of security. The following is the list of virtual hardware devices that can be added to the virtual machines, but not all hardware is available to every VM. It is based on the ESXi host it is running, guest operating system installed on the virtual machine, and also on the vSphere license.

  • CPU
  • Memory
  • Virtual Network Adapter
  • Virtual hard disk
  • Chipset
  • DVD/CD-ROM drive
  • Floppy drive
  • USB device
  • USB controller
  • SCSI device
  • SCSI controller
  • Serial port
  • Parallel port
  • Keyboard
  • Pointing device
  • PCI device
  • PCI controller ...

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