1.Insert the VMWARE ESXi5.1 DVD and power on the server. ESXi installer will load the necessary files for installation.

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2.Once all the modules are loaded successfully,you will get the below screen with server configuration.

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3.Continue the installation by just pressing enter key.

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

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5.Select the disk in which you would like to install VMWARE ESXi 5.1.It requires minimum 4~ to 5~GB disk space.Enter to continue.

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6.Select the keyboard layout.Here i am selecting “US Default”.

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7.Its time to secure ESXi  by providing the complex root password.Enter to continue.

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8. Here the Installer gathers the system information before start copying the files to the disk.

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9.Here will be the final confirmation you need to give before destroying any data on that disk.Press F11 to continue the installation.

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10.Installation begins.

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11.Reboot the system to complete the installation.Make sure that you  have removed the installation media from the server.

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Some of the console message while rebooting the system

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12.Now vmware EXSi 5.1 will boot from hard disk and you will get the below screen,once its completely up.

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13.Many of them wonder that, how to login to the system. You can get login screen by just  pressing F2.

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14.After logging to the system,you can see there are many options provided for configuring the ESXi and viewing the system logs.It also provided troubleshooting options as well.

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