Vmware ESXi 5

qESXi Installation Requirements
qWhat Happened to ESX Server ?
qInstalling Vmware ESXi 5
qESXi Initial Configuration
qInstalling the vSphere Client

Vmware ESXi

•Runs directly on your hardware
•It is “the operating system”
•Talks directly to your hardware including NIC and storage controller
Requirements :
•64-Bit CPU with Inter VT or AMD-v enable
•2098 MB of RAM is the minimum but likely you’ll want 8GB+
• Gig-E or 10 Gig-Ethernet controller
What happened to ESX Server ? Is it obsolete..
• ESX Server ha been deprecated/discontinued
qRedhat Linux-based service console required more frequent updates and had a larger attack surface
qMaintaining two platforms didn’t make senses
qTook longer to install and boot
qUsed more resources
•  ESXi type-1 hypervisor
qThinner
qLess updates
qMore Secure
qStill has a very thin local CLI
qLoads and installs super-fast
qPerforms all the advanced features of ESX
Download by  Vmware Website..
 • You can download the Vmware vSphere & other tools from vmware official website. http://www.vmware.com/download
•ESXi Image (Including Vmware Tools )  Size : 321 MB
•ESXi Offline Bundle(Auto Deploy Feat.)  Size : 318 MB
•Vmware vCenter Server and Modules  Size :  2.2 GB
•Vmware vSphere Client  Size : 304 MB
Installation of VMware ESXi 5  Server
1. Burn ISO file to CD and put in drive
2.Make sure VT is enabled in sever BIOS
3.Boot the CD
4.Answer installation questions, reboot, and you are ready to use ESXi 5
5.Perform Initial configuration (Recommended)
6.Connect with vSphere Client  

                                  

                                          (Video : How to Install ESXi 5.0 Server)
You can take reference from this video..
Initial configuration  of VMware ESXi 5  Server
1. Login with F2 and root password
2.Configure IP address, SM, DG, DNS servers, Hostname, and domain
3.Add to your DNS name
4.Add to vCenter by DNS name
5.Optional:
•Configure NTP on the ESXi Server
•Connect ESXi server to SAN
•Cofigure lockdown mode
•Enable tech support mode and remote tech support mode
• Note : New in ESXi 5, the root password is set at installation time.
      (Video Added : How to configure ESXi after installation)
Installing the vSphere Client
•Available in either a windows version or a new web-based version
•Only Windows version offers 100% of features today
•vSphere Client is now downloaded from VMware .com
•vSphere Client is also found on vCEnter installation media
•Hardware requirements to run the Windows vSphere Client are low
•Windows version requires that you install the .NET client
•Web-based version requires that you install Adobe Flash
(Video Added : How to install vSphere Client)

Thanks for Watching …..                                   

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