Question on Esx 4/5

Posted on 2012-08-30
Last Modified: 2012-09-03
My company is using Vmware Esx 4.1. Are there any differences for Esx and Vsphere ?

Is there any quick startup or manual for learning Vmware Esx 4.1  ? I need to take up the role asap.

Question by:AXISHK
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    by:Stelian Stan
    ESX or ESXi 4.1 is the platform for running a VM host, it's the OS that hosts the VM's

    VSphere is the application that runs on a windows platform that will manage the ESX and VM's

    For learning vmware you can start with Train Signal or CBT Nuggets.

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    Does it mean Esx can be installed by itself without the installation of Window OS ?

    Is there any free material for learning Esx 4/5 ?

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    by:Stelian Stan
    Yes, you can install ESX on a supported hardware without installing other OS.
    There is a lot of documentation on vmware website (
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
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