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[Guide] Install ESXi 6.0 on VMware Workstation 11


In this article we will learn how to install ESXi 6.0 on VMware Workstation 11. With this new release of VMware workstation 11 VMware comes with lots of new features, such as,
  • New Operating System  support including the latest versions of Windows , Ubuntu, Fedora, RHEL and OpenSUSE
  • VMware Hardware Version 11 including improved CPU support and upgraded USB 3.0 controller
  • Graphics memory configuration per virtual machine
  • Windows 8 Unity mode improvements
  • Create and boot virtual machine with EFI
  • Experimental performance tuning for VM suspend and resume
The system requirements for VMware Workstation 11 are same as Workstation 10, with the following differences:
  • All 32-Bit Host Operating Systems are no longer supported for VMware Workstation 11. 
  • Windows XP 64-Bit, Windows Vista 64-Bit, Windows Server 2003 64-Bit and Windows Server 2008 64-Bit (not including R2) are no longer supported as host operating system.Lets start with the ESXi 6.0 installation in VMware Workstation 11. Installation is straight forward & easy.
      Open VMware Workstation 11, Click on File->New Virtual Machine to create new ESXi 6.0 virtual machine. Select Virtual Machine configuration type as Custom (Advanced)
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      Select Installed Disk Image file (iso) and provide path of the downloaded ESXi 6.0 ISO image and click Next.
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    Select Guest Operating System as VMware ESXi and Version as VMware ESXi 6 and Click Next
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    Select Firmware type as BIOS.
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    Select Number of processors as 2 & Number of core per processor as 2 & click Next.
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    Specify the amount of memory allocated to the ESXi 6 VM as 4GB & click next.
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    Specify Disk Capacity and click Next.
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    Verify the Virtual machine configuration, if required customize it & Click on Finish.
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    Once ESXI 6.0 Virtual Machine turned on you will get below screen. Press Enter to continue with ESXi 6.0 setup.
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    Click Enter to continue setup.
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Accept VMware End User License Agreement to proceed.
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Select a Disk to Install VMware ESXi 6.0 & Enter.
 
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Enter a root password for ESXi 6.0.
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Press F11 to Install ESXI 6.0
 
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Once Installation completed press Enter button to reboot ESXi 6.0 VM.
 
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