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

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Chapter 5. Migrating from ESX

Migrating from VMware ESX and Virtual Center 2.5 or vCenter Server 4.0 to VMware ESXi and vCenter Server 4.1 requires careful planning and consideration of a number of factors. Your move to ESXi may open the opportunity to reimplement vCenter Server to meet changing business, management, or security requirements. You may consider redesigning your network configuration, implementing a different security model, or fine-tuning other factors that make starting with a fresh installation worthwhile. Or you may desire to keep your existing vCenter Server configuration and just upgrade the server directly to vCenter Server 4.1.

This chapter examines the following items:

  • Understanding the prerequisites for installing vCenter ...

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