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How to Install ESXi 8?

What is VMware ESXi?

VMware ESXi, is a type-1 hypervisor that enables virtualization on physical servers. It is a bare-metal hypervisor that runs directly on the host hardware, providing virtualization capabilities to multiple virtual machines (VMs) simultaneously. ESXi allows for the creation, management, and deployment of VMs, and it is commonly used in data centers to consolidate servers, optimize resources, and improve efficiency.

Simple Steps to Install ESXi 8

  1. Download the ISO image of ESXi 8 from the Downloads page of VMware Customer Connect.
  2. Burn the ISO file to a CD or DVD or create a bootable USB drive with the ISO file using tools such as Rufus.
  3. Insert the CD/DVD or USB drive into the server on which you want to install ESXi.
  4. Power on the server and access the BIOS settings to set the boot order to boot from the CD/DVD or USB drive.
  5. You will see the ESXi installer screen once the installation media is booted. Press “Enter” to begin the installation.
  6. Accept the End User License Agreement by pressing “F11.
  7. The installer will now ask you to select the disk on which you must install the ESXi Hypervisor. Hit “F1” to learn more about the disk and “Enter” to continue.
  8. Next, the installer asks you to select the keyboard layout. Select the appropriate layout and press “Enter” to continue.
  9. Enter the root password for the ESXi host and confirm it by pressing “Enter.
  10. The installer is now configured to install ESXi on the Hard Disk – Press “F11” to start the installation. Wait for the installation to complete, which can take several minutes.
  11. Remove the installation media and reboot the server once the installation is complete.
  12. After the reboot, ESXi installation is complete, and you can access it via the web client or vSphere Client to configure it further. You can browse to (may differ as per your environment) to see the ESXi Host Client.


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WRITTEN BY Rajiv Gopal



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