solaris sol10 vmware scsi howto
A massive VMware image containing a complete network of Linux (user-mode Linux, actually) installs to experiment on. If you don't have the space or hardware to build your own network, this is the next best thing.
A sysadmin's how-to post on getting started with VMWare ESXi.
Not in a position where you can download the VMware vSphere client to a workstation so you can do what you need to do? Somebody figured out the download links for versions as far back as v4, so you can download them manually if you need to. He's documented it here.
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