Install all ESXi hosts for all clusters interactively.


  1. Power on the lax01m01esx01 host. 
  2. Mount the USB drive containing the ESXi ISO file and boot from that USB drive. 
  3. On the Welcome to the VMware 6.5.0 Installation screen, press Enter to start the installation.
  4. On the End User License Agreement (EULA) screen, press F11 to accept the EULA.
  5. On the Select a Disk to Install or Upgrade screen, select the USB drive or SD card under local storage to install ESXi and press Enter to continue.

  6. Select the keyboard layout and press Enter.
  7. Enter the esxi_root_user_password, enter the password a second time to confirm the spelling, and press Enter.
  8. On the Confirm Install screen, press F11 to start the installation.
  9. After the installation completes successfully, unmount the USB drive and press Enter to reboot the host.
  10. Repeat this procedure for all hosts, using the respective values for each host you configure.