2.1 ESXi Installation Overview
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You are watching module. Two years. Excite and Visa into server Lesson number one. Yes, Xie Installation Overview.
By the end of this video, you'll know the hardware requirements for the installation of his exile and the different installation types and methods available.
Let's get started.
Whether you already own server or you're planning to purchase one. The first step is to actually check your service compatibility with the years Xie version you want to install.
To do so
head on to this you are.
Let's open up a browser,
And you can see here that the latest version off Yes, X I is six, not seven. Update three. So go ahead and click on that,
then in this box, choose your service vendor.
Let's suppose you've got he del Sur
than for system type. Choose according to what you have.
I would just select all to search for all times.
Now, if you want to check your service compatibility with regards to a specific future of east fear, then go ahead and select the one you want. Otherwise,
for the sake of this demonstration, I'll just select all futures
when you're done selecting what's relevant to you
go ahead and click on update and few results button
and you'll see listed all the Dell servers that are compatible with Yes, excise six tops seven. Update three. But be aware of something.
There are many servers that will still work despite not being on this list. They just were not officially tested and supported by VM were so keep that in mind
now regarding hardware requirements. Yes, X, I needs at least two CPU cores.
Four gigabytes of RAM, although 80 gigabytes and above are recommended if you plan to run viens at all
one network interface card and
one gigabits per second minimum speed
and 5.2 gigabytes of storage backed either by a scuzzy disk or any local days.
Now, with regards to CPU configuration,
there are some settings to perform beforehand. So butcher server into BIOS or you Yi Fei, whatever your server uses
and go to the CPU settings.
If you've got an Intel CPU, then you have to enable the X d bit short for execute disable
and the Intel VT Ex Future. If you want to run 64 bits virtual machines later on. If you've got an am DCP you? Then you have to enable the end ex bit short for no execute
or sometimes never execute.
And the A m D Dash v feature for support of 64 bait PM's.
These are the hardware requirements for your ***. I make sure to have those in the form of physical resource is or virtual resource is because Guess what?
Yes, X. I can also be installed as a virtual machine.
This brings us to the three installation types off years Exile.
is the one you dues for production.
You installed years excited directly on a bare metal server.
This is where he s x I was born to live All right, when this is actually the only installation type that VM where supports
if you do get into trouble later on. So keep that in mind as well.
The second type is having a *** I installed as a virtual machine on another hyper visor.
Let's say it's exciting, but not necessarily. So we have here a new *** I within another year's exile.
Does that sound familiar?
This is acting to the inception movie.
A dream within a dream arrived
This sort of installation is very useful for a proof of concept project. If you want to create, for example, a lab environment to safely test some years, Excite features.
is that you get no support for this.
So do not from this in a production environment.
The third type could be rather confusing for you, so
I personally advise you to get your totem spinning.
Take a client machine
that could very well be your laptop, for example,
that is running an operating system. Be a twin. Does Lennox or Mac OS
Vienna and other visualization vendors have a special kind of application that can be installed on your host or less
Memories. Application, for example, is called Workstation
or fusion for Mac. But this is no regular application because it will act as a hyper visor
refer to as type two hyper visor, as opposed to a type one hyper visor like years exciting. A type to hyper visor will also let you install the M's on top of it.
Here's what inception comes in
beyond my workstation or fusion lets you install a virtual machine,
and we just said that yes, X, I can run as a virtual machine
so we can install tears. Excite on top off work station
at the same time. Year. *** I is itself a hyper visor, which means it can run viens as well so we can go ahead and create another virtual machine that runs on top of your ***. I
Are you confused yet?
Because if you have someone logged into this machine,
he won't tell from the looks of it
that it is a virtual machine. Three levels down,
although technically it would be awfully slower performance wise than the rial machine.
But we'll bloody well close to limbo.
And no one can help you if anything goes wrong. Not even V. Emily themselves. This is not the real world,
so let's get back to reality. This is the type supported five younger,
and that's what I will be using to demonstrating insulation off. Yes, Exxon.
If you don't have access to a bare metal server, which is most likely the case, you can still reproduce what I will show you using the Emily Workstation or fusion.
But before we start, I wanted to show you one more thing.
There are three methods to installing your ***. I
the interactive MT,
which is a guided installation through a text based interface,
and it is accessible by pressing enter on the installer window.
This is the preferred method. If you intend to install your *** I on a single host or a few hosts, let's say less than three
because it couldn't get annoyingly repetitive.
If you are repetition intolerant, then there is another method called scripted mode.
This one lets you create a script file
that contains all the configuration off their host, including networking, storage, house name and the like.
Then all you have to do is reference that file on the installation window by pressing shift, plus oh,
pretty handy. But all it does is
automate the installation off years Ex I one host at a time.
If you have hundreds of hosts, for example, neither the interactive nor the scripted mode will be a viable solution.
If you want to install yes, exile on hundreds of service at the same time, Then you looking at the Sphere Auto Deploy,
which is a very handy V sphere future. But it requires a couple ingredients, including Visa Reserva
Enterprise plus license for S X I
fees, fear policy ally
and D S, C P and T FTP servers.
Now to get the I Esso image off, yes, exile head on to mind about family and dot com and creating account
or Logan if you already have one.
And once you're in
search for the free trial, download off the sphere.
Firm the eyes so image to a CD or USB stick and voila!
The stage is now set for the installation of years Exile, which I will walk you through in the next video.
Thanks for watching.