How to Install ESXi 5.5 Update 2 using USB Flash Drive

The following article will explain how you can install ESXi 5.5 Update 2 using USB Flash Drive. You can create bootable Live USB for ESXi 5.5 via UNetbootin. UNetbootin is a free tools that allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Linux ditribution such as Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. It runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. The following are the steps for it :

1. First Download the UNettbootin (http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/)
2. Keep your ESXi 5.5 ISO image on your local drive.
3. Attach you USB flash drive in your desktop.

4. Run UNettbootin software.

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5. Under the diskimage browse the target .iso file for ESXI5.5 then click open.

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6. Press OK to start :

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7. You will see the following screen during the extracting and Copying Files  :

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8. If you see the below screen, just proceed by Press “yes to All” :

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9. Click Exit to finish :

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10. Unplug the USB from you desktop and plug it in to your physical hardware server. Make sure removal drive is the first boot sequence. Start the installation.

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