1. Install ESXi hosts on the SD flash media.
    • Do not configure RAID on the physical hosts.

    • Logs are stored on non-persistent storage. Refer to the corresponding product documentation to configure a syslog server or a scratch partition. Later, change syslog to point to vRealize Log Insight.

  2. Specify the network parameters for the host. Use static IP addresses and ensure that the VLAN ID is set for the management network.
  3. Specify a root password for the ESXi host.

    For detailed installation steps, see the VMware vSphere 7.0 documentation.

What to do next

Configure the ESXi Hosts:

  1. Verify that the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the ESXi host is resolvable.

  2. Configure the appropriate VLAN ID for the VMkernel port group.

  3. Verify that all ESXi hosts can ping each other.