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You use the vSphere client to configure the virtual machine(s), which you then use like any other system.

still cant quite get my head around that, you said there were no 'os's' on the pc now that esxi is the 'base' or whatever, if so, how do i manage the virtual machine on that pc? say ive installed a windows vm, when i boot up everytime does it start off at the windows vm? or do i run vsphere from a nested os inside esxi? or something i have no clue. at this point i think itll be easier to draw something




heres what im thinking
(as in which one is right, if any is right im not sure)
Edited by damnwebsite - 6/19/16 at 5:10am
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Two is close.

ESXi/vSphere is the hypervisor, which is below the OS.

The vSphere client manages the hypervisor, which also includes the creation of virtual machines.

You install operating systems on virtual machines.
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Two is close.

ESXi/vSphere is the hypervisor, which is below the OS.

The vSphere client manages the hypervisor, which also includes the creation of virtual machines.

You install operating systems on virtual machines.

errrrr, ok i got the esxi bit, but then if i only had the tower, and didnt want to use another laptop, how would i be able to install vsphere or a virtual machine. what do i do after i setup esxi
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what do i do after i setup esxi

You boot one of the VMs and install an OS on it.
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You boot one of the VMs and install an OS on it.

sorry let me rephrase that, how do i boot a vm if the pc just has esxi on it

i have a laptop lying around, do i install vsphere onto the laptop and connect it to my main tower (or network same thing), and when i tell the laptop to install a virtual machine, it does installs a virtual machine on the tower?

actually thinking about this, cant i just replace my contemporary operating system by a giant virtual machine and pretend its a normal computer?
Edited by damnwebsite - 6/21/16 at 12:52am
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