Create bootable ESXi 5 memory Stick by using Free Unetbootin


Install ESXi 5 on USB memory stick by using Unetbootin Freeware.

It’s been some time since I pointed out an easy way of Installing VMware Free Hypervizor ESXi 5 on to memory stick. It’s an easy to way to do by using VMware Workstation or Free VMware Player. You can read my post about it here – How-to create bootable ESXi 5 USB stick by using Vmware Player.

But you can do so by using free software called Unetbootin. This free application can create the bootable ESXi 5 hypervizor from any system – Linux, Windows or Mac OS X…

Here are the steps to create a bootable ESXi 5 USB stick:

01. Download Free Unebootin software (use the version you need for you system… Linux, Windows, MAC OS X, etc…)

02. Format the USB stick with FAT32 and make sure it takes a drive letter (E: for example)

03. Use Unetbootin to select your VMware ESXi 5 iso file –  VMware-VMvisor-Installer-5.0.0.update01-623860.x86_64.iso  and with the dropdown arrow choose the correct USB drive from your system.

04.  Now, that’s all. You are done. Click OK to start the installation process.  After, don’t forget to change the boot sequence in your BIOS to boot from USB.
Use Unetbootin to create bootable ESXi 5 memory stick

Note that your hardware CPU must support the Intel® VT-x/AMD-V™ for instruction set virtualization, but all modern CPU does.
Enjoy… -:)

Comments

  1. says

    Why is it that almost all VMWare howtos are mislabeled?

    You didn’t create a bootable ESXi5 memory stick. You created a ESXi5 installer USB stick.
    And the other guy that write about installing on USB label it “install from USB”

    Seriously, WTF.

    But: Thanks, your howto was just the one I looked for :)

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