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.
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).
Locally using a physical CD/DVD, see How to Boot From OS Media Locally.
Remotely using an ISO image or a CD/DVD, see How to Boot From OS Distribution Media or ISO File Remotely.