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VMware® ESXi: Planning, Implementation, and Security by Dave Mishchenko

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Chapter 4. Installation Options

With the first release of VMware ESXi, installation options were limited to running ESXi Embedded on an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) flash device or to installing ESXi Installable from CD-ROM to a limited number of local disk options. With VMware ESXi 4.1, the installation options have been expanded to include booting from a number of different sources and using scripted installs.

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Set up and configure VMware ESXi Embedded

  • Use the various ESXi Installable media options

  • Configure to boot ESXi with PXELINUX and gPXE

  • Install VMware ESXi using graphical mode

  • Install VMware ESXi using scripted mode

Using ESXi Embedded

As discussed in Chapter 1, “Introduction to VMware ESXi 4.1,” ESXi ...

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