You can install ESXi interactively, with a scripted installation, or with vSphere Auto Deploy. Installing ESXi InteractivelyUse the interactive installation option for small deployments of less than five hosts. Installing, Upgrading, or Migrating Hosts Using a ScriptYou can quickly deploy ESXi hosts using scripted, unattended installations or upgrades. Scripted installations, upgrades, or migrations provide an efficient way to deploy multiple hosts. Installing ESXi Using vSphere Auto Deploy vSphere Auto Deploy lets you provision hundreds of physical hosts with ESXi software. Using vSphere ESXi Image Builder CLI The ESXi Image Builder CLI is a set of PowerCLI cmdlets that you can use to manage vSphere image profiles and VIB packages, such as driver VIBs and update VIBs. You can also use Image Builder cmdlets to export an image profile to an ISO or offline depot ZIP file that you can use to install ESXi with a customized set of updates, patches, and drivers.