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VMware® ESXi: Planning, Implementation, and Security by Dave Mishchenko

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Chapter 2. Getting Started with a Quick Install

In Chapter 1, “Introduction to VMware ESXi 4.1,” you had a broad overview of VMware ESXi, including its architecture and management model. You also reviewed how VMware ESXi compared to and differed with VMware ESX. In this chapter, you will learn how to begin using VMware ESXi. This will include a discussion of:

  • Hardware requirements for running VMware ESXi

  • A basic installation of VMware ESXi Installable

  • Postinstallation configuration for VMware ESXi

  • Installation of the vSphere Client

Determining Hardware and Software Requirements

One of the critical decisions you’ll make in implementing VMware ESXi is the hardware you’ll use for your project. If you’ve worked with earlier versions of ESX, you’ll be aware ...

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