If you are using remote management software to set up ESXi, you might need to configure the boot setting for virtual media.
ESXi Installable and ESXi Embedded cannot exist on the same host.
- Connect the media to the virtual device.
For example, if you are using a Dell server, log in to the Dell Remote Access Controller (DRAC) or a similar remote management interface and select a physical floppy or CD-ROM drive, or provide a path to a floppy image or CD-ROM image.
- Reboot the server.
- While the server is powering on, enter the device selection menu.
Depending on your server hardware, the key might be a function key or Delete.
- Follow the instructions to select the virtual device.