Tag: VMWare ESX Server

VMware ESX is an enterprise-level computer virtualization product offered by VMware, Inc. ESX is a component of VMware’s larger offering, VMware Infrastructure, and adds management and reliability services to the core server product. VMware is replacing the original ESX with ESXi.
VMware ESX and VMware ESXi are bare metal embedded hypervisors that are VMware’s enterprise software hypervisors for guest virtual servers that run directly on host server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system.
The basic server requires some form of persistent storage (typically an array of hard disk drives) that store the hypervisor and support files. A smaller footprint variant, ESXi, does away with the first requirement by permitting placement of the hypervisor on a dedicated compact storage device. Both variants support the services offered by VMware Infrastructure.
ESX allegedly stands for “Elastic Sky X”.
VMware, Inc. refers to the hypervisor used by VMware ESX as …