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Is there anything special I need to do?

I plan on using it as a LAMP server.

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You should read this article:

And for increasing performance, see the VMWare Tools link/explanation at the bottom

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That article refers to VMWare Server, not ESXi. – Corey Jun 4 '10 at 18:20
There isn't anything else special you need to do. I did find this on the vmware forum: A fella had a problem installing vmware tools on 8.10... If you use the latest versions you should be A-OK. – Garrett Jun 4 '10 at 18:58

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