Written in the past (some time ago…) , I published a how-to called “Howto install ESXi 3.5 update 3 on USB memory key“. The things has changed today a bit. The how-to is about the same but ESXi 4.0 and vSphere is new and it rocks…. We are in the ESX 4 Era… With ESX Server (vSphere) and more than 150 new features packed inside….
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VMware with vSphere are distancing even more the competition with the performances of vSphere greatly improved. Microsoft’s Hyper-V R2 is still in Beta….. Clearly, the time for an investment into a Virtual Infrastructure with VMware was never been more advantageous. Prices for the SMB market are starting from $166 per CPU. Each physical server may contain up to two phycial processors with up to 6 cores per processor.
Ok, here is the how-to:
02.) Head to VMware Website and download the ESXi 4.0 vSphere – register for the free for the download. Here is the link.
03.) Save the file to the C drive for example.
04.) Open the ISO file with IZArc and extract the whole content to c:\Vmware-VMvisor-Installer-4.0.0-164009.x86_64 folder .
Extract the “VMware-VMvisor-big-164009-x86_64.dd” file. You’ll have to extract the “image.tgz.temptar” file first…
06.) From just open Winimage, and goto file menu: Disk > “Restore Virtual Harddisk Image on physical drive”