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If I have a single ESX host, can I attach it to external storage without installing vshpere?  I want to set vsphere up but at a later time.
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You can load Vcenter at any future date and simply "add host" to have it manage your hosts. Optionally you can enable "lock mode" to make vcenter the only means of management but I don't usually recommend that.

Vsphere doesn't manage your storage connections the individual hosts do so no issues there. Vsphere is great for vMotion, Creating and deploying servers from templates, high availability, etc. For smaller installs or to get started, single esx host is fine.
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