Step-by-step: Installing ESXi as a virtual machine

Map the virtual ESXi server to .ISO file

To map the virtual ESXi server to the CD-ROM .ISO file, browse to it on the datastore or redirect it to the host's CD-ROM drive. If a CD-ROM .ISO file is used, be sure to select the Connect At Power On option in the top corner of the virtual machine properties page. If I had a dollar for every time I've forgotten that check box, I'd be a wealthy person.

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