What is VMware ESX ?
ESX (Elastic Sky X) is the VMware’s enterprise server virtualization platform. In ESX, VMkernel is the virtualization kernel which is managed by a console operating system which is also called as Service console. Which is linux based and its main purpose is it to provide a Management interface for the host and lot of management agents and other thrid party software agents are installed on the service console to provide the functionalists like hardware management and monitoring of ESX hypervisor.
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What is VMware ESXi ?
ESXi (Elastic sky X Integrated) is also the VMware’s enterprise server virtualization platform. In ESXi, Service console is removed. All the VMware related agents and third party agents such as management and monitoring agents can also run directly on the VMkernel. ESXi is ultra-thin architecture which is highly reliable and its small code-base allows it to be more secure with less codes to patch. ESXi uses Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) instead of a service console to perform management of ESXi server. ESXi installation will happen very quickly as compared to ESX installation.
Difference between VMware ESX and ESXi
Troubleshooting performed via
Active Director Authentication
Service Console Interface
3 rd Party agents installed in Service console
Via CIM Providers
Boot from SAN
Supported in ESX
Supported in ESXi
Software patches and updates
Needed as smilar to linux operation system
Few pacthes because of small footprint and more secure
vSphere web Access
Full managenet capability via vSPhere web client
Locked Down Mode
Present . Lockdown mode prevents remote users to login to the host
Major Administration command-line Command
Rapid deployment via Auto Deploy
Custom Image creation
VMkernel Network Used for
vMotion,Fault Tolarance,Stoarge Connectivity
Management Network , vMotion, Fault Tolarance, Stoarge Connectivity, ISCSI port binding
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