vSphere Installation and Setup describes how to install and configure VMware® vCenter Server, deploy the vCenter Server Appliance, and ESXi.

vSphere Installation and Setup is intended for experienced administrators who want to install and configure vCenter Server, deploy and configure the vCenter Server Appliance, and install and configure ESXi.

This information is written for experienced Windows or Linux system administrators who are familiar with virtual machine technology and data center operations. The information about using the Image Builder and Auto Deploy is written for administrators who have experience with Microsoft PowerShell and PowerCLI.