Get started with ESXi Installable quickly with information about installation and initial setup. The procedures show you how to install and set up a basic inventory for a single-host virtualization environment. After your host is set up with a working virtual machine, you can install vCenter Server and explore a multiple-host virtualization environment.

This information is for experienced Windows or Linux system administrators who will be installing VMware ESXi Installable to deploy virtualization for the first time. Specifically, it is for users who meet the following requirements:

Do not yet have the ESXi software installed

Do not yet have the vSphere Client or VMware vCenter Server installed.