ESXI Installation -Vsphere 5.1 Guide

1      Introduction

 

1.1   Target Audience/Purpose/Scope:

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.

 

1.2   Prerequisite  requirements

VMware Workstation 10x On Win7/8 Workstation or  Bare metal Server/Blade
Min CPU, RAM and Disk requirements
CPU x 2 RAM 4 G, and Disk 10G
VMware ESXI 5.0 and up ISOVmwknewVM2ESXI

*For ESXI Installation illustration, will leverage VMware Workstation 10

 

VMware ESXI 5.0 and up ISO.

1      ESXI Installation

1.1   Open Vmware Workstation–> New Virtual Machine.

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1.1.1  New Virtual Workstation

 

ESXI Installation

VMware Workstation 10 and ESXI Installation

 

 

1.1.2  Mount ESXI 5.X ISO to CD under Installer Disc/Installer disc (DownLoad from http://www. Vmware.com)

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1.1.3  Choice the default configuration  and Finish to start ESXI Installation.

ESXI Installation Basic

ESXI Installation Basic

 

1.1.4   We will provide illustration of the a graphical installation steps for Vmware ESXI 5..1:

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1.2   Select ESXI-5.1.0 xxxx-standard Installer- option to proceed with  ESXI  installation

ESXI Installation Bascis

ESXI Installation Basics

 

 

 

1.3   Loading ESXI Installer.

 

ESXI Installation Basic

ESXI Installation Basic

 

 

1.4   Select Enter to continue with ESXI Installation.

ESXI Installation Basics

ESXI Installation Basics

1.5  Press F11 to accept VMware End User License Agreement.

ESXI Installation Basics

ESXI Installation Basics

1.6 ESXI Installer will scan for Installation location.

ESX Installation Basics

ESX Installation Basics

1.7 Press Enter to choice the default location of the  ESXI Installation Location: Default Local, Custom: Remote(none).

ESX Installation Basics

ESX Installation Basics

1.8  Select keyboard Layout: Default US, and press enter to continue with installation.

ESX Installation Basics

ESX Installation Basics

1.9. Prompt to input the Root password.

ESX Installation Basics

ESX Installation Basics

2.0.  System will scan and prompt

ESX Installation Basics

ESX Installation Basics

2.1 Confirm Installation by press F11(Install).

ESX Installation Basics

ESX Installation Basics

2.2  Installation Status with percentage completion displayed.

ESX Installation Basics

ESX Installation Basics

2.3 ESXI has been successfully installed . Press Enter to reboot to complete installation

ESX Installation Basics

ESX Installation Basics

2.4  Rebooting Server Prompt to complete ESXI Installation.

ESX Installation Basics

ESX Installation Basics

2.5 ESXI Loading .. to boot to newly ESXI Installation.

ESXI Installation Basic

ESXI Installation Basic

2.6. ESXI Installation will automatically set to DHCP.

ESX Installation Basics

ESX Installation Basics

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)

ESX Installation Basics

ESX Installation Basics

3.2  Select Configuration Management Network Option to set ESXI IP to Static Addressing. –

ESX Installation Basics

ESX Installation Basics

3.3 Select IP Configuration Option to set ESXI IP to Static Addressing

EESXI Installation Basics

ESXI Installation Basics

3.4 Select Set Static IP address and network configuration:

ESXI Installation Basics

ESXI Installation Basics

3.5  Press Enter to continue newly IP address changes.

ESXI Installation Basics

ESXI Installation Basics

3.6 You will get take back to IP Configuration Screen and set the new IP address been set.

ESXI Installation Basics

ESXI Installation Basics

3.7. Press ESC to Exit screen to complete changes.

ESXI Installation Basics

ESXI Installation Basics

3.8 Select Y to apply changes and restart management network.

ESX Installation Basics

ESX Installation Basics

3.9  Press ESC to log off ESXI Host. You should see the Static IP address illustrate at ESXI Main Screen.

ESXI Installation Basics

ESXI Installation Basics

In next ESX Installation postings , we will incorporate adding  Data store and Creating New VM host on stand alone ESXI Host.

 4. References
4.1  Vsphere ESXI .5.1
www.vmware.com/go/get-free-esx
4.2 ESXI 5.X Installation Guide
https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-51/topic/com.vmware.ICbase/PDF/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-51-installation-setup-guide.pdf

 

Vmware Cloud Director aka -VCD

Resources in group sharing a single VCloud Director Database. The group connects to multiple Vcenter and ESX hosts and resources.  vCD-architectureall

Vcloud  has many features to offer organizations, optimizing, consolidation, security and scalability, charge back, and disaster recovery of IT resources.

Vcloud Architecture

A simple cloud architecture are container of server group comprising of multiple server called VCD- VMware vCloud Director. Each server can run a collection of service call VCloud Director Cell.

vCD-architecture

All server resources are in a group shared a single Vcloud Director database.  Resource consists of group connection of multiple VMware Vcenter Server and ESX hosts .

What is Vcloud?

VMware Cloud is a VMware solution built on VMware Technologies  delivering cloud computing. The goal is self management virtual infrastructure resource as a service.

vcloud

The scope and goal of this blog is provide overview, installation and configuration guide of VMware product -Vcloud.