How to – Install VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 3 step-by-step

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By | 2 May 2017

In this article I’ll speak about “How to install VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 3” !

For this “How to” I’ve install an ESXi on Dell Blade server with iDRAC.

How to install VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 3 ?

In the first step, you must download the latest update of VMware ESXi (the last release at this date is 6.0 U3)

Next step is to plug the ISO on a virtual CD/DVD on your server (if you install it with a remote console) and boot on it.

  • The installation wizard appear ! Select (Enter) to continue…

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  • Press F11 to accept license agreement and continue

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  • The installation wizard has scanning the local ressources where the OS could be install. Select where you want to install it and press (Enter) to continue

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  • If you have another one installation on your ESX, you could be choose “Upgrade”. In this “how to” we want to install from scratch, so we choose “Install”

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  • Select your keyboard layout before add a root password

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  • Add your root password !

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  • And confirm that you’re agreed to install !

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  • Unplug the virtual CD/DVD, and press (Enter) to reboot your server !

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The first step is finished ! Now you must be make a little configuration to begin use your ESXi !

How to configure your ESXi ?

  • This is the DCUI inteface of your ESXi ! To enter in the configuration mode press F2

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  • Enter your root password that you have been set during the installation

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  • Here, this is the home screen of the server configuration. We have already set a password, so, you can pass directly to “Configure Management Network”

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  • In this step, we can choose the interfaces that will be used to “Management Network”. If you want a fault tolerance, you can choose two interfaces.

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  • Next step is to set/tag your VLAN, it’s optinal, you can or not add it !

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  • Set the IP adress / netmask and gateway

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  • This is the same with IPv6, but in my case, i’ve disabled it !

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  • Set your DNS configuration !

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  • And the DNS suffixes

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  • Press “Escape” to exit the configuration wizard and reboot the host (because disabled IPv6)

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Your server is now installed ! you can connect on it with vSphere Client or vSphere Web Client via this url : https://hostname.domain.tld/vsphere-client/?locale=en_US&csp

Thank’s for reading ! See you soon 🙂

 

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Hi ! I’m Maxime. Founder and independant author of vDays.net. I have worked in service IT since 3 years ago, after a 5 years’ internship. Via this blog, I would like share and discuss with you on new technologies, especially on virtualization and VMware.

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