VMware Tutorial

As part of our on-going VMware series of articles, we earlier discussed about how to install VMware ESXi server, and  how to install vSphere Client.

In this article, let us see how to create a new datastore using vSphere client.
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Once you’ve installed VMware ESXi Server and vSphere client, you can start creating VM instance and install a guest operating system on it ( e.g. Linux, Windows, etc.,) as explained in this article.
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How to Install VMware vSphere Client 4

by Ramesh Natarajan on June 30, 2010

If you have installed VMware ESXi server, you can manage the ESXi server using vSphere client. vSphere client works only on Windows host. If you don’t have vSphere client installed, download it from your local VMware Server home page. i.e go to http://{your-vmware-server-ip} to download vSphere client.

The direct url to download vSphere client from your installation of VMware server is: https://{your-vmware-server-ip}/client/VMware-viclient.exe
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How to Assign IP Address to VMware ESXi

by Ramesh Natarajan on June 25, 2010

Question: How do I perform network configuration on my new VMware ESXi installation?

Answer: To set the ip-address, subnet mask and default gateway of your new VMware ESXi installation, follow the steps mentioned below.
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As part of the on-going VMware article series, earlier we discussed about VMware virtualization fundamentals, and how to install VMware Server 2.

In this article, let us discuss about how to install VMware ESXi.

VMware ESXi is free. However, the software comes with a 60 days evaluation mode. You should register on VMware website to get your free license key to come out of the evaluation mode. Once the ESXi is installed, you can either user vSphere Client on the Direct Console User Interface to administer the host.
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VMware Server runs on top of an existing host operating system (Linux or Windows) as shown below. This is a quick way to get started with the VMware. Refer to our VMware introduction article to get a high level understanding on virtualization fundamentals.
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We are starting a new series of articles on VMware that will help you install, configure and maintain VMware environments.

In this first part of the VMware series, let us discuss the fundamental concepts of virtualization and review the VMware virtualization implementation options.
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