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

Name the virtual machine

Give the virtual machine a name as prompted in the new virtual machine wizard. In this example, "Virtual-ESXi-Server" will indicate that on the physical ESXi server a virtual machine will be created running ESXi. In my personal lab, I make extensive use of the virtual ESXi server. In a small private lab environment, common nomenclature (such as ESXI1, ESXI2, etc.) can be used to make easy recognition of what the server is.

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