Chapter 1. Introduction to VMware vSphere
This chapter covers all the basics of the vSphere architecture, virtualization, an introduction to hypervisors, and virtual infrastructure.
We will cover the following topics:
- Understanding the need for, and use of vSphere and how it differs from other common hypervisors
- Understanding ESXi and modes of management
- History of ESXi
- Different types of vSphere installations: Auto Deploy, fresh installation, and upgrade
- Introduction to virtual infrastructure: virtual machines, disks, CPUs, memory, switches, network, and storage
Let us start with understanding the virtualization philosophy. Virtualization is the separation of a resource or request for a service from the underlying physical delivery of that service. ...