This guide has been validated for the installation of both ESXi 6.0 and ESXi 6.5.
VMware ESXi is a bare-metal hypervisor deployed as a stateful or stateless install. ESXi optimises the use of a physical servers resources to be logically shared out for virtual machines. By virtualising compute we can benefit from a smaller datacentre footprint, less use of power and other hardware such as networking equipment, cost savings from server consolidation, better utilisation and management of existing resources, improved disaster recovery and availability. The graphic on the left below represents traditional workloads running on dedicated servers, the graphic on the right represents a virtualised environment with consolidated workloads.
- ESXi is available as a standalone free hypervisor, you will need to sign up for an account with VMware.
- ESXi is available as part of the vSphere product suite with a rich feature set ranging from Standard to Enterprise…
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