VMware ESXi 5.1 installation tutorial(Very detailed)

This will install VMware vSphere ESXi 5.1 for everyone, and the test environment is VMware Workstation 9.0. I won’t teach you how to set up VMware Workstation 9.0. Just select the virtual network card as “bridge mode”.

Step 1: First of all, go to the following VMware official website, then click [Download] → [VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi)] link, then log in, you can download “VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 5.1” after login, please The ISO is burned onto the disc and the CD player is used.


Step 2: After the Boot machine comes to install the ESXi 5.1 screen, please select the [ESXi-5.1.0-799733-standard Installer] option.

Step 3: Next, check if the hardware is compatible with ESXi 5.1. Please be patient.

Step 4: Finally, go to the “Welcome to the VMware ESXi 5.1.0 Installation” screen, please press the [Enter] button directly.

Step 5: On the “End User License Agreement (EULA)” screen, press the [F11] button directly.

Step 6: Develop a hard disk for scanning, please be patient.

Step 7: Then select the hard drive to install, then press the [Enter] button.

Step 8: On the “Please select a keyboard layout” screen, select the [US Default] option, then press the [Enter] button.

Step 9: On the “Please enter a root password” screen, enter the root seven-digit English or numeric password, and then press the [Enter] button.

Step 10: Then collect the system data again, please be patient.

Step 11: On the “Confirm Install” screen, press the [F11] button to start the installation.

Step 12: Start installing ESXi 5.0, please be patient.

Step 13: After the installation is successful, the “Installation Complete” screen will appear, then press the [Enter] button to restart the computer.

Step 14: Please be patient and wait for the computer to restart.

Step 15: On the ESXi 5.0 main screen, press the [F2] button to set the network address and DNS address.

Step 16: Ask us to enter the root password before entering the setting gallery.

Step 17: Then select the [Configure Management Network] option.

Step 18: Then select the [IP Configuration] option.

Step 19: Please enter the appropriate network address and press the [Enter] button.

Step 20: After returning to the previous layout, please enter the [DNS Configuration] option.

Step 21: Please enter the appropriate DNS address and press the [Enter] button.

Step 22: Finally, on the “Configure Management Network: Confirm” screen, press the [Y] button to confirm the setting change.

Step 23: We can enter the previous network address on one of the computers on the network to see if we can see the VMware ESXi 5 screen.

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