Tuesday 24 September 2013

Add the ESXi Installer ISO to Easy2Boot

I found today that the ESXi Installer ISO (I used VMware-VMvisor-Installer-5.1.0-799733.x86_64.iso) can be simply copied to your Easy2Boot MultiBoot USB drive and it will 'just work'. No doubt other versions will also work too.

To test it, I used Oracle VirtualBox + DavidB's 'Virtual Machine USB Boot' (VMUB) to install it to a virtual hard disk by booting directly from my E2B USB Flash drive using VMUB.

If you are using VBox, you will need these settings for the VM.

CPUs:   x2 or more (x64 + VT)
Memory: 2.1GB or more
Network: Host-only Adapter - VirtualBox Host Only Ethernet Adapter - Intel Pro/1000MT

More details here.

P.S. See Tutorial 4 if you don't know how to boot directly from a USB drive with Virtual Box and DavidB's great new utility which gives the VM full read/write access to the USB drive - great for testing Easy2Boot USB drives!

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