Management of VMware ESXi

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October 15, 2008

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VMware ESXi is the next-generation hypervisor, offering improved security, increased reliability, and simplified management. In many respects, the functionality of an VMware ESXi system is the same as for ESX Server 3. However, the architecture of VMware ESXi points the way to a new management model for a virtualized infrastructure. This paper covers the management of a VMware ESXi system and lays out the characteristics of this new management model.