How to Install ESXi 8?

To install ESXi 8, follow these steps:

  • Download the ESXi ISO file from the VMware website.
  • Burn the ISO file to a CD or USB drive. (for installing ESXi in a VM, you can directly mount the ISO)
  • Boot the server from the CD/USB drive.
  • Press Enter to install ESXi.
  • Accept the End User License Agreement.
  • Select the disk to install ESXi on and press Enter.
  • Select keyboard layout and continue.
  • Enter root credentials and press enter to continue
  • Press F11 to confirm install.
  • Wait for the installation to complete. Once installation is completed, press enter to reboot the host.
  • Configure network settings, hostname and root password from DCUI post reboot.

Note: This is a general outline. For detailed instructions, it is recommended to refer to the VMware documentation for the specific version of ESXi you are installing.

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