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How to install VMWare ESXi 5.5 on HUAWEI server

Latest reply: Nov 7, 2021 18:29:35 1626 7 3 0 0

Hi, dear


This article describes how to install VMWare ESXi 5.5 on the HUAWEI server.


We use the RH2288H V3 server as an example, but the steps are the same for other HUAWEI servers.


OK, let us get starting.


What we need to prepare


Download the ISO file

You should download the VMWare ESXi 5.5 ISO file from the official website first.

https://kb.vmware.com/s/global-search/@uri?source=myvmware#q=esxi&t=MoreContent&sort=relevancy&f:@commonversion=[5.5]


Download the Driver 

You can download the driver package from the HUAWEI support website.

https://support.huawei.com/enterprise/en/management-software/fusionserver-idriver-pid-21588909/software/251214447?idAbsPath=fixnode01|23710424|251364409|21782478|21588909


What we need to configure before installing

1. Configure the system time

Login to the BIOS, and set the system time

configure the system time


2. Set the Boot Type

On the Boot screen, set Boot Type to Legacy Boot Type, and select Boot Type Order.

Then please press F10 to save it.

set the boot type 2


3. Configure the RAID array

Please configure the RAID card by the following document.

https://support.huawei.com/enterprise/en/doc/EDOC1000004186?idPath=7919749|9856522|9856792|9901881

l   If you use an LSI SAS3008 or LSI SAS2308 RAID controller card, press Ctrl+C.

l   If you use an LSI SAS2208 RAID controller card, press Ctrl+H.

l   If you use an LSI SAS3108 RAID controller card, press Ctrl+R.

l   If you use SoftRAID, press Ctrl+M.


Steps for installing VMWare ESXi 5.5

1. Log in to the remote console, and mount the ISO file

Please login to the BMC, and choose the Remote Console, then mount the ISO file.


mount the ISO

2. Choose the Boot type from Virtual DVD-ROM

Restart the server and press F11 to the boot manager.

On the Boot Manager screen displayed after the password is authenticated, select Virtual DVD-ROM VM 1.1.0 and press Enter.

virtual boot manager

3. Login to the initial installation screen

Select ESXi-5.5.0-1331820-standard Installer and press Enter.

Then press Continue to log into the initial installation screen.

esxi 5.5 installer

continue


4. Install VMWare ESXi 5.5 as prompted.

You can complete all installation steps as prompted.


After the VMWare ESXi 5.5 install successfully, you can use the username and password to login.

login vmware

For more details, you can see the attachment.


Hope this can help you!

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