To make the installation process faster for the new host, with a simply procedure you can install VMware ESXi 6.0 from USB stick.
To perform the installation you need three main components:
- A USB stick with at least 2 GB capacity
- VMware ESXi 6.0 ISO file
- The UNetbootin tool to make the USB stick bootable
Run the UNetbootin tool and in the Diskimage row select the ISO file downloaded from VMware website. Check the Drive to install then click OK.
The ESXi 6.0 installation files are copied to the USB key.
When the process has completed, click Exit to close the tool.
Now insert the USB key in the server to install and power on. Remember to check the correct boot sequence (USB first) in the server's BIOS settings.
The system boots from the USB key and starts loading the ESXi installer.
When the installation has completed, the main ESXi 6.0 console screen is shown.
This method makes the installation process faster compared to CD installation and allows the administrators to save lot of time.