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VMware ESXi Cookbook by Aravind Sivaraman, Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen

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Installing ESXi using Interactive Mode

Performing ESXi installation using Interactive Mode is fairly straightforward and it's the easiest method of performing the installation.

Getting ready

Make sure that the installer files are downloaded from http://www.vmware.com/download, and if the installation is performed remotely, make sure you have access to the hardware remote console (ILO, DRAC, RSA, and so on).

How to do it...

Now, let's look at the steps for installing ESXi:

  1. Insert the CD/DVD image into the CD ROM or mount it using a Virtual CD/DVD ROM.
  2. Boot the server from the ISO.
  3. Select ESXi-5.1.0-799733-standard Installer from the boot menu, as shown in the following screenshot:

    Note

    The build number (799733) will change whenever a new security patch ...

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