How to install VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5

VMware vSphere ESXi is a free bare-metal hypervisor that virtualizes servers so you can consolidate your applications on less hardware.

In this tutorial we are going to install the VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5

  • Click here to download ESXi hypervisor.
  • Burn the ISO and boot from it.
  • Choose ESXi-5.5.0 Installer

  • The Installer is loading all the modules to install ESXi

  • Press Enter to start the installation wizard

  • Press F11 to accept the EULA

  • Select the disk where you want to install ESXi and press Enter

  • Select you keyboard layout and press Enter

  • Enter your root password (at least 7 characters)

  • Press F11 to install ESXi

  • This will take a few minutes

  • Remove the CD/ DVD and press Enter to reboot the server

  • The installation is now complete. If you have DHCP enabled you can now manage your ESXi host.
  • Go to the webpage http://IPoftheESXi/. Accept the certificate. Download and install the vSphere Client. Start the vSphere Client, enter the IP of the ESXi host, username root, root password and press Login

  • Select “Install this certificate…” and press Ignore

  • Click on the summary tab to view details about your ESXi.

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