ESXi Install Steps

Larry Karnis
A free video tutorial from Larry Karnis
VMware vSphere Consultant/Mentor, VCP vSphere 2, 3, 4 and 5
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Lecture description

DCUI - Direct Console User Interface This is the Yellow & Grey screen on the console of your ESXi host once it is fully booted.

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VMware vSphere 6.0 Part 1 - Virtualization, ESXi and VMs

Learn VMware's ESXi 6 Hyperisor, Virtual Networking, NFS Shares and Virtual Machines. Learn how with Video Demos.

08:51:42 of on-demand video • Updated May 2017

  • Install and configure VMware's ESXi hypervisor according to best practices
  • Understand and configure virtual and physical networking
  • Connect ESXi to NFS shares
  • Create, edit, power on and run Virtual Machines
English [Auto] Let's go over the install steps now for installing ESX II onto a local disk storage. First things first you prep your pc server to get ready to receive the ESX operating system. This would mean wiping any partitions on local disks verifying that all of your hardware is supported by ESX II and so on. You then boot your pc server from the ESX 6.00 install media you accept the End User License Agreement. This is the software use license. You select a target disk for the OS installation. Understanding that it will use 100 percent of the selected disk. You select the type of keyboard you have and the language you intend to use with the SSI you select the administrator password the Administrator account is root on FXI. So you set a password of your choice. You give the installer permission to partition and format the target hard disk and when all of that's done in the OS is installed your system will reboot. Any sex I will come up. That's the first part of the install. The second part of the install is where we log into a service that ESX site offers called the direct console user interface. This is a BIOS like service that we use to set network properties of our ESX host. And in the DCU lie we will select one or more physical next to Kerry management traffic from our network to our ESX I host. We will set our static IP address or hostname and domain name for E-6 I host the Morse best practices your host should have a static IP and not a DHP assigned IP. We test our network configuration to make sure that everything works perfectly and then we decide to enable local or remote tech support. This is command line access either on the physical console local or via the S-sh network command line access service thats remote.