Wednesday, November 27, 2013

VMware vSphere Hypervisor

The term VMware vSphere hypervisor is actually a marketing term to specifi cally refer to the standalone version of ESXi that can be downloaded for free from the VMware website. It’s a restricted version of the hypervisor that can’t be managed by a vCenter instance. Remote connections via APIs are read-only, which limits third-party software such as backup and cloning tools, and there is a hard limit of 32 GB of physical memory for the host. It’s offered as a direct response to other free hypervisors on the market and is a useful springboard for many administrators just discovering virtualization.

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