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Hi,

I'm looking into my VCP exam.  Now there is no service console in ESXi and ESXi is the standard. However, I need to know more about this console for my exam.

I took some exam tests and they mention "provide seperate moint points for /tmp, /var/log and /home, avoid filling / etc. The concept of moint points is not totally clear to me + it isn't clear why certain moint points need to be certain sizes, like /swap(?).

Havent' looked into it very much but would appreciate some input on this so I understand the concept more in depth.

J.
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You are correct there is no service console in ESXi, the service console was the "Linux" component of ESX. However, there is a console that you can access if that's any help or relevance to your question.

You may want to read around Linux/Unix mount points.

A mount point is a physical location in the partition used as a root filesystem.

Source
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_%28computing%29

The /swap mount point needs to be a certain size, to match the swap space required by the ESX host, when it swaps memory to disk.
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