This document is targeted installation of VMware ESXI 5.x. The purpose and scope illustrate VMware vSphere ESXI 5.0 Installation and Configuration on Vmware Workstation 10.
*Typical you would do the same with server/blade hardware. This document will not cover Blade or Server Hardware Installation.
*For ESXI Installation illustration, will leverage VMware Workstation 10
VMware ESXI 5.0 and up ISO.
1.1 Open Vmware Workstation–> New Virtual Machine.
1.1.1 New Virtual Workstation
1.1.2 Mount ESXI 5.X ISO to CD under Installer Disc/Installer disc (DownLoad from http://www. Vmware.com)
1.1.3 Choice the default configuration and Finish to start ESXI Installation.
1.1.4 We will provide illustration of the a graphical installation steps for Vmware ESXI 5..1:
1.5 Press F11 to accept VMware End User License Agreement.
1.6 ESXI Installer will scan for Installation location.
1.7 Press Enter to choice the default location of the ESXI Installation Location: Default Local, Custom: Remote(none).
1.8 Select keyboard Layout: Default US, and press enter to continue with installation.
1.9. Prompt to input the Root password.
2.0. System will scan and prompt
2.1 Confirm Installation by press F11(Install).
2.2 Installation Status with percentage completion displayed.
2.3 ESXI has been successfully installed . Press Enter to reboot to complete installation
2.4 Rebooting Server Prompt to complete ESXI Installation.
2.5 ESXI Loading .. to boot to newly ESXI Installation.
2.6. ESXI Installation will automatically set to DHCP.
3.0 Set ESXI to Static IP address.
*Prerequisite reserve a static IP address from local Bind or AD DNS server.
3.1 Press F2 to log into newly ESXI Host . User ID Root and Password (set during installation- section 1.9 ESXI Installation, set root password)
3.2 Select Configuration Management Network Option to set ESXI IP to Static Addressing. –
3.3 Select IP Configuration Option to set ESXI IP to Static Addressing
3.4 Select Set Static IP address and network configuration:
3.5 Press Enter to continue newly IP address changes.
3.6 You will get take back to IP Configuration Screen and set the new IP address been set.
3.7. Press ESC to Exit screen to complete changes.
3.8 Select Y to apply changes and restart management network.
3.9 Press ESC to log off ESXI Host. You should see the Static IP address illustrate at ESXI Main Screen.
In next ESX Installation postings , we will incorporate adding Data store and Creating New VM host on stand alone ESXI Host.
4.1 Vsphere ESXI .5.1
4.2 ESXI 5.X Installation Guide