Installing VMware vSphere ESXi 6.5



In this video I go over all of the basics of getting up and running with my favorite hypervisor, VMware vSphere ESXi 6.5.

Here is a quick run down of everything covered:

  • Where to install ESXi, hard drive or USB drive?
  • Creating a bootable USB drive with the VMware ESXi ISO image and Rufus
  • Booting and installing ESXi
  • Setting a static IP
  • Accessing ESXi’s Web Console
  • Creating/adding additional local datastores
  • Uploading an OS ISO image to a local datastore for use with VM’s
  • Creating a VM and mounting the uploaded ISO to the virtual CD/DVD ROM
  • Accessing a VM through the VMware Remote Console
  • Accessing ESXi 6.5 with the legacy C# client

To get a copy of VMware vSphere ESXi and your free license click here:
https://www.vmware.com/go/get-free-esxi

Click here to download Rufus:
https://rufus.akeo.ie/

If you are not familiar with ESXi or vCenter make sure you check out my previous post which covers the basics of each product and how they are used:
http://robwillis.info/2017/07/what-is-vmware-vsphere-esxi-and-vcenter/

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