VMware ESXi is a bare-metal hypervisor that allows you to run multiple virtual machines on a single physical server. VMware ESXi 6.7 is the latest version of the hypervisor, which includes many new features and enhancements. In this article, we will show you how to download and install VMware ESXi 6.7 ISO on your server.
To download VMware ESXi 6.7 ISO, you need to have a valid VMware account and a license key for VMware vSphere 6.7. If you don't have an account or a license key, you can register for a free trial here.
Once you have your account and license key, you can go to the product download page and select the version 6.7 from the drop-down menu. You will see a list of products and components that are available for download under different editions of VMware vSphere 6.7.
For this article, we will focus on the VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 product, which is the hypervisor itself. You can choose between two options: VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi ISO) image or VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) Offline Bundle.
The ISO image is a bootable file that contains the hypervisor and the VMware Tools package. The offline bundle is a zip file that contains the hypervisor and the VMware Tools package separately. You can use the offline bundle to update an existing ESXi installation or to create a custom ISO image with additional drivers or tools.
For this article, we will use the ISO image option, which has a file size of 330.31 MB and a file type of iso. Click on the Download Now button to start the download process.
Step 2: Install VMware ESXi 6.7 ISO
After downloading the VMware ESXi 6.7 ISO file, you need to burn it to a CD/DVD or a USB flash drive. You can use any software that can create bootable media, such as Rufus or Etcher.
Once you have your bootable media ready, you need to insert it into your server and boot from it. You will see a screen with the VMware logo and a progress bar. Wait for a few seconds until the ESXi installer loads.
You will see a welcome screen with the option to press Enter to continue or F11 to accept the end user license agreement (EULA). Press Enter to continue.
You will see a screen with a list of available disks on your server. Select the disk where you want to install ESXi and press Enter to continue.
You will see a screen with a warning message that all data on the selected disk will be erased. Press F11 to confirm and continue.
You will see a screen with a list of keyboard layouts. Select your preferred keyboard layout and press Enter to continue.
You will see a screen where you need to enter a root password for your ESXi host. Enter a strong password and press Enter to continue.
You will see a screen with a summary of your installation settings. Review them and press F11 to start the installation.
You will see a screen with a progress bar showing the installation status. Wait for a few minutes until the installation completes.
You will see a screen with a message that the installation was successful. Press Enter to reboot your server.
Step 3: Configure VMware ESXi 6.7
After rebooting your server, you will see a screen with the ESXi Direct Console User Interface (DCUI). This is where you can configure some basic settings for your ESXi host, such as network, security, troubleshooting, etc.
To access the DCUI, you need to press F2 and enter your root password that you set during the installation.
You will see a menu with several options:
Configure Password: This allows you to change your root password.
Configure Management Network: This allows you to configure your network settings, such as IP address, subnet mask, gateway 06063cd7f5