In this article, we’ll examine the steps for installing ESXi on a server or virtual machine. And finally, we’ll create a new virtual machine for ESXi virtualization using the VMware and VirtualBox programs.
How to Use vSphere ESXi 6.7 (6.7U2) on VMware and VirtualBox
VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.7U2 was announced by VMware on April 02, 2019. Additionally, this release includes ESXi 6.7U2 and vCenter Server 6.7U2.
First, download the 6.7U2 ISOfile to your computer and then follow the stages below to setup vSphere ESXi 6.7U2 on a physical server or virtual machine.
Boot your system with the ISO file. On the Boot screen, press Enter button on the ESXi-6.7U2.0-8169922-standard installer option.
Wait while loading ESXi installer…
Wait while the necessary files for the installation are copying…
Welcome to the Installation window, press Enter to continue.
Press the F11 key to accept the license agreement.
Scanning for available devices on your system…
Select the disk to install ESXi and press Enter.
Select your keyboard layout and press the Enter key.
Set your admin password for your server. Make sure your password is complex and then press Enter to continue installing VM ESXi 6.7U2.
Press F11 to confirm the installation.
Wait while installing vSphere ESXi 6.7U2…
After installing it, press Enter on the Remove the installation media before rebootingoption.
Wait while configuring the last settings…
After successfully completing the installation, open the Chrome, Opera or Internet Explorer browser and connect to the ESXi server with the IP address assigned from DHCP.
After connecting to the server, you can check the ESXi version from Help / About.
How to Setup vSphere 6.7U2 ⇒ Video
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How to Install vSphere 6.7U2 on VMware Workstation 15/14
For VMware ESXi training, you can also use the virtualization software. You can run and use ESXi virtualization on VMware Workstation 15 / VMware Workstation 14, but your computer must have high hardware capabilities.
For testing purposes only, follow these steps in order to setup vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 6.7U2 on the VM.
First, open the VM Workstation 14 virtualization program and click Create a New VM to create a new VM.
In the Create New VM window, select Custom (advanced) and click the Next button.
Select the Paravirtualized SCSI option and continue with the steps for creating a VM.
Select the SCSI option and click Next.
To create a new virtual disk for installation, select Create a new virtual diskand click Next.
Select 100 GB HDD size for virtual hard disk, and click Next after you select Store virtual disk as a single file option.
Click Next to leave the name of the disk file as default.
The summary information of the VM you created on VMware Workstation 14.1.2 Pro is as follows. Click the Finish button.
Open the settings of the virtual machine and enable the processor virtualization feature as follows. Also, to add the ISO file that you downloaded to your computer to the VM, click on CD/DVD and then click the Browse button.
Select the ISO image file and click the Open button.
You can now start installing it on VMware Workstation 14/15 Pro!
How to Setup vSphere ESXi on PC/Laptop ⇒ Video
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How to Install ESXi 6.7U2 on Oracle VM VirtualBox
It is possible to run vSphere Hypervisor 6.7U2 with VirtualBox, but VirtualBox does not support Nested virtualization. For testing purposes only, you can install and try it on VirtualBox.
To setup ESXi 6.7U2 on a Windows PC / Laptop using VirtualBox, follow these steps in order.
Configure a 4 GB RAM size for the virtual machine and click the Next button.
To create a new virtual disk, check Create a virtual hard disk nowand click Next.
Select VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) for the virtual machine and click the Next button.
Select the Dynamically allocated option and click on the Next button.
Configure the virtual hard disk size and store the virtual machine disk in a different location. Click on the Create button to continue with the steps for installing VMware vSphere 6.7U2 on VirtualBox.
On the virtual machine, click Settings.
Configure the virtual machine Boot sequence as follows.
Add 4 processors to the virtual machine, and then click the Acceleration tab.
Enable the Enable VT-x/AMD-V and Enable Nested Paging to enable Hardware Virtualization.
For virtual machine on VirtualBox you absolutely need to configure the Bridged Adapter. Otherwise, you will not be able to access the virtual machine.
Select the Wireless or Ethernet network adapter for the bridged adapter.
Add the ISO file to the VirtualBox virtual machine and click on the OK button.
Run the virtual machine.
As you see the image below, you can proceed the steps to setup VMware ESXi on VirtualBox!
How to Setup vSphere 6.7U2 on Laptop/PC using VirtualBox ⇒ Video
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