Before you begin the installation procedure, ensure that the host meets the prerequisites.

The prerequisites are as follows:

Make sure the host has a supported network adapter.

Make sure that a supported disk (LUN) is attached to the host.

If your installation will require a network connection, verify that the network cable is plugged into the Ethernet adapter that you are using for the service console. The ESX installer needs a live network connection to properly detect certain network settings, such as the host name under DHCP. IPv6 is not supported for ESX installation. Installation options that require a network connection include PXE booting the installer, accessing a remote ESX installation script, and accessing remote installation media.