Download the installer for ESXi. You can obtain the software either from an OEM or from the VMware download portal at https://customerconnect.vmware.com/.
- Log in to VMware Customer Connect.
- Navigate to .
- Find VMware vSphere and click View Download Components.
- Select a VMware vSphere version from the Select Version drop-down.
- Select a version of VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) and click GO TO DOWNLOADS.
- Download an ESXi ISO image.
For an evaluation copy of ESXi, go to https://customerconnect.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/evalcenter?p=free-esxi6.
- Confirm the checksums.