Before You Begin
Obtain the following items before installation:
A copy of the VMware ESXi Installable installation documentation.
A monitor, a USB keyboard, and a mouse connected to rear USB ports of the server (not required if you are using a remote console).
A copy of the VMware installation file, located in one of the following (bootable) locations:
An external USB DVD/CD-ROM drive connected to the server
A DVD/CD-ROM drive, or an ISO file connected through a remote console
The server boots from the distribution media.
Refer to the VMware ESXi 4.1 Installable documentation to guide you through the installation process. See How to Obtain VMware Installation and Administration Documentation.