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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


How to Install VMware ESXi 4.0

This topic describes how to install VMware ESXi 4.0 locally from a DVD/CD-ROM drive and remotely from a DVD/CD-ROM drive or an equivalent ISO image.

Note - If you are going to install your OS on a disk that is part of a RAID array, you must configure the RAID array before installing your OS. See your disk management documentation for details.

  1. Ensure that your console setup is ready.
  2. Ensure that the installation media is available to boot.
    • For CD/DVD distribution media. Insert the VMware ESX media boot disk into the local or remote USB CD/DVD drive.

    • For ISO images. Ensure that the ISO images are available and that the boot disk image has been selected in the ILOM Remote Console application's Device menu (Device > CD-ROM Image).

  3. Boot the server from the OS installation media using one of the following methods.
  4. Refer to the VMware installation document for ESXi to assist you through the installation process.

Next Steps

How to Update the ESX or ESXi Operating System