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

At this point, the virtual ESXi server is ready to power-on and be installed. If the CD-ROM is mapped correctly, the installation startup screen as show above will appear. You can press Enter to launch the installer. Pressing Enter at the final screen will install ESXi on the virtual machine.

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