Create ESXi 6 USB Bootable Media

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Info

If you are looking to create a bootable USB drive for ESXi 6 you have come to the right place. You can use this USB drive to simply boot to ESXi or to install it locally on your system. Installing from a USB drive is much simpler and quicker then burning the provided ISO to a CD.

Steps

  • Download the ESXi installation ISO from https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/downloads
  • Download rufus from here.
    • This doesn’t install, it is simply an .exe
  • Open rufus
  • Insert your USB drive
  • Select your USB drive from rufus
  • If desired, give the USB drive a label
  • Click the rufus_2 icon and point to the ISO you downloaded
  • Click Start

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