Thursday, January 14, 2010

How to install ESXi 4 from USB stick

1. Format USB drive with FAT32. (I used an 8 GB USB stick)
2. Download syslinux from
3. Install syslinux on USB drive using the command:
syslinux.exe -s -m -f -a x: (where x: is the USB drive)
4. Extract VMware iso to USB drive
5. Navigate to the USB drive and rename isolinux.cfg to syslinux.cfg.
6. Make sure your server is set to boot from USB and restart the server.

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