I have an old VMWARE server that has been replaced. I was wanting to use this old server and setup a small network with 3 laptops connected to a switch for some server training. I don't really know much about how to get into the VMWARE server. Right now it is powered on and on a DOS looking screen for vmware esxi. There is a static ip address I see and a location to download tools. I assume I need to have computer be able to download vsphere so I can login. What are my first steps in getting this ready to use as a training server? First is login I guess. Also, would I be able to use a small 8 port linksys switch and plug in the server, and 3 laptops and create the small test network? Is that how it would be done?
***I won't of course be plugging this into our internet or existing network switches.