How to Install VMWare ESXi 5.1 on Server – Type-1 Hypervisor

Before I Proceed with Installation of VMWare ESXi on Server to setup an Virtualization Layer for an cloud environment. You people should aware of virtualization. Why we need this? What’s using by using this VMWare of virtualization? So you please refer my Previous Blog for your Better Understand Read More to Virtualization Page………

I hope now you get more knowledge on Virtualization, it basically represents the “separate the operating system from Hardware”. Here, I suggest you to go for VMWare product to setup an virtualization layer for successful and easy to usage for an Beginners. The product name is called VMWare and the software looks with name as VMWare ESXi with its version, the recent version of VMWare ESXi is 5.5.


VMWare is an software company that provides the tool for cloud ando virtualization software and services. VMWare is the Free open source product. You can download the VMWare ESXi from the following link of VMWare portal Click To start Downloading. You choose the VMWare ESXi version you want to use it but I suggest you to use VMWare ESXi 5.1.

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Before your download start that vmware community ask to login to proceed download the Vmware ESXi software. The period of software usage for free trail is only 90 days and also vmware provide option for license pay to use it ie.., You need to pay for them that depends on your usage and period of vmware ESXi need to use it.


VMware ESXi 5.1 – Step By Step Installation Guide

I know that VMWARE ESXi articles are missing in Unix Arena. In upcoming days you can expect many VMware ESXi related articles and here let me start with VMware ESXi 5.1 Installation with step by step guide.


Installation of VMware ESXi is done by Two ways ie.., Type-1 Hypervisor and Type-2 Hypervisor about this I was explain it on my previous blog click here to know. Here, I’m going to guide you on to install Type-1Hypervisor i.e., “VMware ESXi” you directly install it on physical servers. This procedure will be same as in Type-2 Hyper visor only thing is differ using desktop/Laptop as well. As you know that all new version of operating systems will comes with several bug fixes and many more enhanced features. Like the same VMware ESXi 5.1 as well overcome the many issues which we had in older versions. For an example, EXSi 5.1 removed the vRAM limit. It also supports latest hardware (Both Intel & AMD CPUS) from many vendors like HP, DELL and IBM.

Let Start now for install Type-1 Hypervisor ESXi of VMware ESXi 5.1,

Step:1 Insert the bootable file of Downloaded VMwARE ESXi5.1 DVD and power on the server. ESXi 5.1 installer will load the necessary files for installation.

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Step:2 Once all the modules are loaded successfully this will done take for a minutes that depends on your network speed. Al-last you will get the screen  as same as following image with related to    your sever  Configuration details.

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Step:3 All Going well and then simply continue with the installation by just hitting enter to proceed   with install the VMware ESXi.

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Step:4 By default, you have to accept the license to continue the installation by pressing F11.

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Step:5 Selecting the available disk in which you would like to install VMware ESXi 5.1 and the must be ensure yourself it requires minimum 4 to 5 GB disk space and Enter to continue.

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Step:6 Select the keyboard language that best matches you to proceed further.

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Step:7 Provide password for security reason and remember yourself root is the default password.

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Step:8 It gathering information about the system, before copying the files to system.

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Step:9 Installer ask you to confirm to configure the VMWare ESXi i.e., alert you to remove all files which you selected Disk earlier to install new file of VMWare ESXi by pressing F11 to install.

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Step:10 Once You the screen it means installation was begins started and it takes long time to install.

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Step:11 Finally, You seen this following screen which is ask to “REBOOT”  to complete the installation of VMWare ESXi was completed. After that reboot, You can logging with your secret password to use VMWare ESXi 5.1.

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Step:12 After Reboot, VMWare ESXi was start booting from the your hard disk to completely up..!

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Chenna Kesavan is a hobby Blog Writer, Who love to express himself to teach others. He has been writing blogs professionally since 2013. He had a experience of developing course content at Oracle for the most wanted Technologies like Android, Java, SQL/PLSQL, Java Script and Cloud Computing.

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