How to Install and Configure ESXI Server 5.1

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ESXI Overview :

ESXI Provides a virtualization layer that abstract the processor,memory,storage and networking resources of the physical host into multiple virtual machines.ESXI is a bare-metal hypervisior that creates the foundation for a dynamic and automated datacenter.

In ESXI architecture , applications running in virtual machine access CPU ,memory,disk & network interfaces without direct access to the underlying hardware. The ESXI Hypervisor is called the VMKernel.

We can get a free version version of ESXI , called Vsphere Hypervisor, or we can purchased a licensed  version with vsphere..

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Installation Steps:

 Step:1 Download the trail or licensed version of esxi  from "http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere-hypervisor/overview.html”

Now  Either burn or mount the ESXi 5.1 iso image to the DVD drive of the server and let the server boot from dvd.

 Step:2  We will get below screen

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Step:3

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Step:4 Press enter to continue at the Welcome to VMware ESXi 5.1 Installation screen.

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Step:5  Press F11 to accept the End User License Agreement.

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 Step:6 Select the hard drive you wish to install VMware ESXi 5.1 onto and press Enter.

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Select your keyboard layout and press Enter.

Step:7 Just enter the root password and then Press Enter.

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Step:8 Press F11 to begin installing ESXi 5.1

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Step:9 Once the installation is complete you are required to reboot the server. Press enter.

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Step:10 VMware ESXi is now installed. Do Basic setting like static ip address, dns, etc by pressing F2

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