Step-by-step: Installing ESXi as a virtual machine

Select where to install the virtual ESXi server

After a location (specified host) is specified, the datastore is selected in the wizard to create the virtual ESXi server. This is where it can start to get confusing. This menu option is only to select where to install the virtual ESXi server. This does not inherently present any shared storage (fibre channel, NFS or iSCSI) to the ESXi virtual machine.


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