New Training: Deploy an ESXi Host
In this 7-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Keith Barker walks you through the logic and process of deploying and performing initial configuration of an ESXi Host. Watch this new VMware training.
Watch the full course: VMware Certified Professional
This training includes:
- 7 videos
- 55 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Intro to Deploying an ESXi Host
- ESXi Requirements
- Installing ESXi
- Initial ESXi Config
- Using the Host Client
- Lab: Install and Configure ESXi
- Lab Walkthrough
What is VMware ESXi?
VMware ESXi is a bare metal hypervisor. Also known as a Type 1 hypervisor, bare metal hypervisors run directly on a computer system, with individual operating systems running on the virtual machines (VMs) that it manages.
When using ESXi, you utilize its virtualization layer to abstract the resources of host machines, such as storage, memory and CPU, so that individual VMs can access them without having direct access to the physical hardware.
ESXi supports advanced chips from both Intel and AMD, such as Xeon and Opteron. On each host, it can support up to 4,096 virtual processors, 320 logical CPUs, 512 VMs and 4 TB of RAM. It does all this with a footprint of only 150 MB.
With ESXi, you can consolidate your hardware, increase the performance of it, reduce your capital expenditures and operating expenses, and minimize the hardware requirements that are typically required to run a hypervisor.