Would you like to learn how to install Vmware ESXi? In this tutorial, we are going to show you all the steps required to download and install a Vmware ESXi server using the original ISO file.

This tutorial was tested on Vmware ESXi 6.5

This tutorial was tested on Vmware ESXi 6.7

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Tutorial - Vmware ESXi Download

Access the Vmware Download Portal.

You will need to create a Vmware Free account to download the Vmware ESXi installation image.

On the Vmware download portal, you will need to find the last version of Vmware ESXi.

Select the Vmware ESXi software and click on the Download button.

Vmware Download Esxi

In our example, we downloaded the Vmware ESXi 6.7 installation image.

The installation file name was VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.7.0-8169922.x86_64.iso.

Tutorial - Vmware ESXi Installation

Perform the computer boot using the Vmware ESXi installation media.

Vmware Boot

On the Welcome screen, press Enter to start the Vmware ESXi 6.7 installation process.

Press F11 to accept the End User License Agreement.

Vmware EULA

Select the disk where Vmware ESXi should be installed.

Vmware Installation Disk

Select the desired Vmware keyboard layout.

Vmware Keyboard Layout

Enter the desired Vmware root password.

Vmware Root Password

Press F11 to start the installation.

Vmware installation

The system will start the installation of Vmware ESXi 6.7.

Remove the installation media and press Enter to reboot the computer.

The server will shut down and reboot.

The process will take a short time to complete.

Vmware Remove Installation media

After rebooting, the Vmware console screen will be presented.

Vmware Console

Press F2 to access the Vmware Console menu and customize your installation.

You will be required to enter the Root user login information.

Vmware Console Root Access

The Vmware System Customization menu will be displayed.

Vmware Console System Customization menu

Select the Configure Management network option.

Vmware Configure Management network

If you have more than 1 network interface, access the Network Adapters menu.

Select the network interface that should act as the management interface.

Vmware NIC

To configure the management interface IP address, select the IPV4 configuration option.

Enter the desired IP address, network mask, and gateway address.

Vmware IPV4 Configuration

In our example, the Vmware Server was configured to use the IP address

After finishing the IP address configuration, you are able to access the Vmware Web interface.

Open a browser software, enter the IP address of your Vmware ESXi server and access web interface.

vmware web interface

On the prompt screen, enter the administrative login information.

After a successful login, the Vmware dashboard will be displayed.

Vmware web export virtual machine

Congratulations! You successfully installed Vmware ESXi 6.7.