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Installation Guide for VMware ESXi
You can start the software installation to a server by booting a local or remote installation media source. This section identifies the supported media sources and the setup requirements for each source.
Local boot media requires a built-in storage device on the server, or an external storage device attached to the server. Supported OS local boot media sources can include CD/DVD-ROM installation media.
Remote media requires you to boot the install over the network. You can start the network install from a redirected boot storage device or another networked system that exports the installation over the network using a Pre-Boot eXecution environment (PXE).
Supported OS remote boot media sources can include:
CD/DVD-ROM installation media
CD/DVD-ROM ISO installation image media
Automated installation image (requires PXE boot). For detailed instructions for automating the installation setup process, consult the VMware ESXi 5 installation documentation available at:
Alternatively, review the VMware ESXi 4 installation documentation at:
Note - For information about how to attach local devices to the server, see the Sun Server X2-4 Service Manual.
For CD/DVD-ROM, insert media into the built-in or external CD/DVD-ROM drive on a remote workstation.
For CD/DVD-ROM ISO image, ensure that the ISO image(s) are readily available on a network shared location.
For more details, see the Setup Requirements for web-based client connection in Selecting the Console Display Option.
For CD/DVD-ROM boot media, select CD-ROM.
For CD/DVD-ROM ISO image boot media, select CD-ROM Image.