As part of my new role within VMware Technical Marketing I am responsible for creating collateral. Most of you have seen the series of articles about the operational differences between ESX and ESXi. After finalizing the series I transformed them into a whitepaper. I guess one thing that stood out for me while going through that process is that writing a whitepaper is substantially different than writing a blog article and even a book. I am not sure how to explain it, but a whitepaper feels less personal and more official and requires a different writing style. On top of that there are of course multiple reviews, style edits and much more. But anyway, that is not the point of this article… I just wanted to let you know that it is out there, and I hope you will enjoy reading it.
VMware ESXi Operations Guide
Learn how to perform common datacenter tasks in your ESXi environment by seeing the operational differences from the legacy ESX architecture.
Another whitepaper I wanted to point out is the ESXi Migrations Guide. It has been written by my colleague Kyle Gleed and is an excellent start for those looking to migrate from ESX to ESXi in the near future. Not only is the whitepaper very useful, but I am also confident you will appreciate the checklists and the configuration sheet which will help with a smooth transition.
We are also working on automating some parts of the upgrade, and I hope to be able to publish an update on that soon.