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Step By Step Guide How to install VMware ESXi 5.5 within VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Windows 8.1 x64


This article explains how to installVMware ESXi 5.5 in a VirtualBox4.2.18 on Windows 8.1 x64.
To install and use ESXi 5.5, your hardware and system resources must meet the following
1 ESXi 5.5 will install and run only on serverswith 64-bit x86 CPUs.
2 ESXi 5.5 requires a host machine with at least two cores.
3 ESXi 5.5 supports only LAHF and SAHF CPU instructions.
4 ESXi 5.5 requires the NX/XD bit to be enabled for the CPU in the BIOS.
5 ESXi requires a minimum of 4GB of physical RAM. Provide at least 8GB of RAM to take full advantage
of ESXi features and run virtual machines in typical production environments.
6 To support 64-bit virtual machines, support for hardware virtualization (Intel VT-x or AMD RVI) must
be enabled on x64 CPUs.
7 One or more Gigabit or 10Gb Ethernet controllers. For a list of supported network adapter models
To install ESXi 5.5 in VirtualBox 4.2.18 ,
Download the ESXi 5.5 ISO image from the VMware Download Center.
Create a Virtual Box for ESX to run within.  Within “General” set type to Linux, version to Other Linux. This is very important stpes if you select any other guest OS you will get error message while installation. Such as,

VMware ESXi 5.5 in VirtualBox 4.2.18 The virtual machine execution may run into an error condition as described below.

VMware ESXi 5.5 in VirtualBox 4.2.18 A critical error has occurred while running the virtual machine and the machine execution has been stopped

How to install VMware ESXi 5.5 within VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Windows 8.1 x64 Part 01
Set memory to 4GB & CPU to two else installation will fail.
How to install VMware ESXi 5.5 within VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Windows 8.1 x64 Part 02
How to install VMware ESXi 5.5 within VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Windows 8.1 x64 Part 03
How to install VMware ESXi 5.5 within VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Windows 8.1 x64 Part 04
How to install VMware ESXi 5.5 within VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Windows 8.1 x64 Part 05
Mount ESXi 5.5 ISO & start installation,
How to install VMware ESXi 5.5 within VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Windows 8.1 x64 Part 06How to install VMware ESXi 5.5 within VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Windows 8.1 x64 Part 07
  1. Press F11 to accept the EULA and continue.
How to install VMware ESXi 5.5 within VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Windows 8.1 x64 Part 08
  1. Select the virtual disk where you want to install, and press Enter to continue.
How to install VMware ESXi 5.5 within VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Windows 8.1 x64 Part 09
  1. Enter a root password. Press the Down Arrow or Tab key, then enter the password again to confirm. Press Enter to continue.
How to install VMware ESXi 5.5 within VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Windows 8.1 x64 Part 10
  1. Confirm that the information on the screen is correct, then press F11 to start the installation.
How to install VMware ESXi 5.5 within VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Windows 8.1 x64 Part 11
  1. When the installation is complete, Press Enter to reboot.
How to install VMware ESXi 5.5 within VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Windows 8.1 x64 Part 12
How to install VMware ESXi 5.5 within VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Windows 8.1 x64 Part 13
Install VMware vSphere Client 5.5 & enter your ESXi 5.5 server IP Address to access the ESXi 5.5 server.
How to install VMware ESXi 5.5 within VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Windows 8.1 x64 Part 14
How to install VMware ESXi 5.5 within VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Windows 8.1 x64 Part 15