Tips on using DHCP for an ESXi host

Depending on the size and the scale of your VMware vSphere environment, you might consider having DHCP addresses assigned to an ESXi host. Larger scale installations will benefit from using the new scripted installation feature of vSphere 4.1 (see the ESXi installable setup guide). Regardless of whether DHCP is used, all installations will need to have a good handle on networking and, in particular, DNS.

For non-scripted installations, you can easily check to see if a default installation will resolve its host name with the DNS configuration.

Read the entire post at TechRepublic.

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