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Very first installation with VMWare ESXi

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I'm really new with installing VMWARE ESXi, we lan to purchase DELL R720 rack server, so before we begin with VMware installtion in the server, what will be the initial steps? I was thinking something like below:

Installing  Dell R720 server with Win 2008 Std Edition.
Installing Vmware ESXi on the server
Open the Vmware program ad start with creating guest operating systems.

I this the way we do installation to create virtual machine ?
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I would install ESXi onto a USB flash drive or SD card.

Here is the VMware KB on installing 4.1 on USB/SD:
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1020655

Here is the VMware KB on installing 5.0 on USB/SD:
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2004784
once the hosts are built you need a vcenter server as this is the master of all the hosts and a viclient on the same lan subnet to connect to the vcenter server
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