How to Install VMware VSphere Hypervisor ESXi 5.5.0U1-1623387 X86 64 ISO (2014) 64 Bit
VMware VSphere Hypervisor ESXi 5.5.0U1-1623387 X86 64 ISO (2014) 64 Bit is a free bare-metal hypervisor that allows you to run multiple virtual machines on a single physical server. It is part of the VMware vSphere suite of products, which provides a complete solution for virtualization and cloud computing.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install VMware VSphere Hypervisor ESXi 5.5.0U1-1623387 X86 64 ISO (2014) 64 Bit on your server. We will also cover some basic configuration steps and tips for managing your ESXi host.
Step 1: Download VMware VSphere Hypervisor ESXi 5.5.0U1-1623387 X86 64 ISO (2014) 64 Bit
To download VMware VSphere Hypervisor ESXi 5.5.0U1-1623387 X86 64 ISO (2014) 64 Bit, you need to log in to VMware Customer Connect[^1^] [^2^] and navigate to Products and Accounts > All Products. Find VMware vSphere and click Download Product. Select a VMware vSphere version from the Select Version drop-down menu. Select a version of VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) and click GO TO DOWNLOADS[^3^]. Download an ESXi ISO image.
The file name of the ISO image should be similar to VMware-VMvisor-Installer-5.5.0.update01-1623387.x86_64.iso. You can verify the integrity of the downloaded file by checking its MD5 or SHA1 checksum.
Step 2: Burn the ISO image to a CD or USB drive
Once you have downloaded the ISO image, you need to burn it to a CD or USB drive that you can use to boot your server from. You can use any software that can create bootable media, such as Rufus, Etcher, or PowerISO.
If you are using a CD, insert a blank CD into your CD/DVD drive and use your software to burn the ISO image to it. If you are using a USB drive, plug it into your computer and use your software to write the ISO image to it.
Step 3: Boot your server from the CD or USB drive
After you have created the bootable media, you need to insert it into your server and power it on. You may need to change the boot order in your BIOS or UEFI settings to make sure that your server boots from the CD or USB drive first.
When you see the VMware logo, press Enter to start the installation process. You will see a welcome screen that asks you to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA). Press F11 to accept and continue.
Step 4: Select a destination disk for installation
The next screen will show you a list of available disks on your server that you can use for installing ESXi. You can select any disk that has at least 8 GB of free space. You can also use advanced options to create custom partitions or configure RAID arrays.
Select a disk and press Enter to continue. You will see a confirmation screen that warns you that all data on the selected disk will be erased. Press F11 to confirm and continue.
Step 5: Enter a root password for your ESXi host
The next screen will ask you to enter a root password for your ESXi host. This is the administrator account that you will use to log in to your host and manage it. Choose a strong password that meets the following requirements:
At least seven characters long
At least one uppercase letter
At least one lowercase letter
At least one number
At least one special character
Type your password twice and press Enter to continue.
Step 6: Confirm the installation and reboot ec8f644aee