ESXi 5.0 provides many options for PXE booting the installer and using an installation or upgrade script.

For information about setting up a PXE infrastructure, see PXE Booting the ESXi Installer.

For information about creating and locating an installation script, see About Installation and Upgrade Scripts.

For specific procedures to PXE boot the ESXi installer and use an installation script, see one of the following topics:

PXE Boot the ESXi Installer by Using PXELINUX and an isolinux.cfg PXE Configuration File

PXE Boot the ESXi Installer by Using PXELINUX and a PXE Configuration File

PXE Boot the ESXi Installer Using gPXE

For information about using Auto Deploy to perform a scripted installation by PXE booting, see Installing ESXi Using vSphere Auto Deploy.