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 or Upgrading Hosts by Using a ScriptYou can quickly deploy ESXi hosts by using scripted, unattended installations or upgrades. Scripted installations or upgrades provide an efficient way to deploy multiple hosts. Installing ESXi Using vSphere Auto DeployvSphere Auto Deploy lets you provision hundreds of physical hosts with ESXi software. Using vSphere ESXi Image Builder vSphere ESXi Image Builder is a set of vSphere 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 vSphere ESXi 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.