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

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Chapter 3. Management Tools

In Chapter 2, “Getting Started with a Quick Install,” you learned about the hardware requirements for VMware ESXi; how to perform a simple, interactive install for ESXi; and how to perform some basic configuration steps necessary to begin using the host. In this chapter, you will learn a bit more about the management tools used to manage your ESXi environment. This will include the following listed elements. This chapter does not focus on tasks that you will already be familiar with, such as creating virtual machines (VMs) or configuring virtual switches (vSwitches). Rather, it reviews elements of management that you may not be that familiar with or that have changed with the release of vSphere 4.1.

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