Running a script is an efficient way to deploy multiple ESXi hosts with an unattended installation.

The installation script contains the host configuration settings. You can use the script to configure multiple hosts with the same settings. See Installing, Upgrading, or Migrating Hosts Using a Script.

The installation script must be stored in a location that the host can access by HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, NFS, CDROM, or USB. You can PXE boot the ESXi installer or boot it from a CD/DVD or USB drive.

Figure 1. Scripted Installation
The flow of a scripted installation is represented graphically from the creation of an installation script, which is accessed when the installer boots.