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How can I install Guest OS inside VMware ESX 4.0

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Hi All,

I have installed host OS ESX 4.0 on a machine. Now I want to install guest OS on that machine. I also download the vSphere Client to access ESX 4.0 server remotely. I can access the ESX 4.0 server remotely through "vSphere Client" but now I want to install Guest OS. Not sure how to do that?

Last time I installed Guest OS on Vmware Workstation which I did on top of Windows XP, as win XP was Host OS. Now ESX 4.0 is my Host OS but I don't know how to install the Guest OS? Please give me step by step sequence to do that...

I insert the CD to install Windows Server 2003 on my ESX server + make the boot drive to CD Rom & remotely accessing via vSphere to install Guest OS but it doesn't boot from CD rom. Please help to install Guest(win server 2003) OS on ESX 4.0 server via vSpere. In ESX 4.0 I set the boot drive CD but It's not detect when I want to install guest OS via vSphere.

I have attached the image to boot Guest OS. Please let me know what I am doing wrong.

Thanks in Advance.
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