Vmware 6 ESXi host installation

Mount Iso image through Ilo. In this case, we are installing on a HP blade, so we are using ILO device to mount virtual CD.

esx6.install004

Boot from CD and run installer.

 

esx6.install005

F11 to accept license agreement

esx6.install002

Select disk to install. I our case, we use a 6 GB datastore to boot from disk. This allows us to change easily blades and keep server configuration untouched.

BTW, this blades were cheaper to buy as they have no disks.
esx6.install006

Wait for installer to end

esx6.install001

Boot.

First boot configuration

Vmware Esxi 6.0 tries to auto configure network.

esx6.config001

If DHCP is not present, static network settings have to be configured manually.

esx6.config002

VLAN:

esx6.config004Ipv4

esx6.config005

DNS server

esx6.config006

DNS suffix

esx6.config007

Add to vcenter inventory

If its a reinstallation, ssl certificates will have changes and a warning will show up.

esx6.config003

Stage patches

Using vmware update manager

esx6.vum.001This will lead to a server reboot.

Extra Drivers

For some reason, we have still to add HP drivers for our servers. Via ssh

esxcli software vib install -v  /vmfs/volumes/..../lpfc-10.5.70.0-1OEM.600.0.0.21
59203.x86_64.vib

Installation Result
   Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
   Reboot Required: true
   VIBs Installed: EMU_bootbank_lpfc_10.5.70.0-1OEM.600.0.0.2159203
   VIBs Removed: Emulex_bootbank_lpfc_10.2.340.18-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820
   VIBs Skipped:

Apply host profile

Last reboot and host is ready to go!

Autor: Ester Niclós Ferreras

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ester-niclos-ferreras/9/887/3b4

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