In some of the previous post I was writing about virtualization technology and her purposes in modern world, what impact it has and why she is good for small and medium business.
This post will be intended for users who thinks to try virtualization on its company or home. In this tutorial I will try to explain how to boot, install and configure VMware ESXi 6.0 which is the first step towards virtualization.
First, we need to check is virtualization technology enable in BIOS. In our case on DELL PowerEdge 2950 this option is on CPU Information – Virtualization Technology and change on Enable. When we finished this step, check is Boot Order and if all is ok then we need to Reboot computer and Boot Media with ESXi 6.0.
If we boot correctlly and from right media device we will see picture like below.
When all files will be loaded we will see picture like below. Press Enter to continue then on next window press F11 to Accept End User Licence Aggriments.
After this step, on the next window ( Select a Disk to Install or Upgrade ) we need to choose which disk we will use to install ESXi 6.0. In my case we will use Local Disk like on picture below and press Enter.
On the next window we need to choose Keyboard Layout then on the next window set Root password. After we complete this installation will be started.
If all goes right then you will see ESXi 6.0 starting window like on picture below. We need to press F2 to Customize System. After that step we need to type root password and we will see Customization System window.
One thing is important to do, we need to set up our network. To do this go to Configure Management Network – IPv4 Configuration – Set Static IPv4 Address and Network Configuration ( See picture below ). On this window we need to add IP Address, Subnet mask and Default Gateway and press Enter.
Then we need to set DNS Configuration. On this window choose Use The Following DNS Server Address and Hostname and set Primary DNS Server IP Address and Hostname. After finished this we need to Restart ESXi Server (F12). When all completed we can start ESXi trough Browser or using vSphere.
If we use Browser type your IP Address or Hostname in address bar and hit Enter. In some cases we need to add IP Address and Hostname in our system32/drivers/etc/host file.
In case you use vSpehre Client you need to install it and when you open client type your IP Address and root password and username.
That is it, if you have questions just write in comment. Thanks!