vSphere 5.5 Basics : Installing ESXi 5.5

In this blog post we will take a look at the steps involved in installing ESXi 5.5.

Before we start off with the actual steps, Mount the ESXi 5.5 ISO image onto the server and reboot it so the installer kicks in

Now the Installer will be loaded. choose the ESXi 5.5 Standard installer and start installing ESXi 5.5.


Once the ESXi Installer is chosen, the Installer loads all the required kernel modules.


Wait for all the modules and packages to be loaded.

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Press Enter to proceed with the Installation.


Accept the End User License Agreement(EULA). Press F11  to continue.


Now the installer lists all the LUNs/Disks that are visible to it. Choose the disk/LUN where ESXi will be installed, and Press Enter

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Choose the Keyboard layout.

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Enter the password for the root user. Press ENTER

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Now the installer asks for the confirmation to start the installation. Press F11 to start installation.

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Wait for the installation to finish.

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Once the Installation completes successfully it will ask for a reboot. Press Enter to reboot

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After the Reboot the the ESXi installation will be completed and all the Network configurations can be done.

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This completes the steps involved in installing ESXi 5.5.

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