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Sun Fire X2270 M2 Server Installation Guide for ESX Software
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Sun Fire X2270 M2 Server Installation Guide for ESX Software

Preparing to Install VMware ESX 4.0 and ESXi 4.0

Task Map for the VMware Installation

Supported Operating Systems

How to Obtain VMware Installation and Administration Documentation

How to Obtain an Image of the Installation File

Selecting a Console Option

Selecting a Boot Media and OS Delivery Option

How to Update the ESX or ESXi Operating System

Installing VMware ESX 4.0

How to Determine the NIC MAC Address Using the ILOM CLI

How to Install Vmware ESX 4.0

Translating Network Interface Card PCI Bus Numbers to Physical Network Ports

Installing VMware ESXi 4.0

How to Install VMware ESXi 4.0

Booting Installation Media

How to Boot From OS Media Locally

How to Boot From OS Distribution Media or ISO File Remotely


Task Map for the VMware Installation

Use the following task map table to preview the installation process. The table lists the required tasks and provides a description and pointer to the relevant topics.

Note - The information in this guide assumes that you have performed the server setup as described in the Sun Fire X2270 M2 Server Installation Guide.

Relevant Topic(s)
Review the list of supported operating systems and the latest information about the server.
Gather the VMware installation documentation and software.
Choose a console connection and installation method.
Choose an OS delivery method.
Perform the VMware ESX or ESXi OS installation.
Update the VMware operating system, if necessary.