How to install ESXi 4.1 inside of VMware Workstation 7.1

Run the latest VMware Hypervisor ESXi 4.1 in 7 minutes.

In this new video which is destined to people who do not know that with VMware there is the amazing possibility to Install and test and run the latest hypervisor as a Virtual Machine. By using VMware Workstation 7.1 I’ll show you the install and configuration process. There are also some very advanced possibilities available such a snapshots, autoprotect, teams available in VMware Workstation 7.1, …. the learning becomes very flexible. There is 600 different Operating systems supported in VMware Workstation 7.1 . Check the latest PROMO section on my website to get you some discount codes.

I’ve done such a video in the past, but I think that some refresh is always useful, since there is more and more people who learn about virtualization everyday and having the latest videos can give them the opportunity to learn easier.

You’ll have to have enough RAM to be able to run ESXi 4.1 as a VM, because already the hypervisor needs minimum 2 Gigs of RAM. And also your CPU has to be compatible Intel VT or AMD-V.

Additionally if you have enough RAM, you can build a home lab like I have – with one physical box, and install several virtual ESXi 4.1 with an access to a shared storage without having a real SAN by using for example software, or Starwinds iSCSI SANOpenfiler. This configuration permits you to test features like vMotion…  but the nested VMs can run only 32bits Operating systems….

In this video I’ll show you:

  • Creation of new Virtual Machine under VMware Workstation 7.1, adding some more NICs to the VM (you can add 10 NICs to your VMs !)
  • Installation of VMware ESXi 4.1 from ISO image downloaded from VMware. The free version of VMware Hypervisor too.
  • Post configuration steps and First log in to the console called DCUI – Direct Console User Interface.

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And here is the promised video below.

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