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esx 4.1 mass installation

Hi All,

I need to install esx 4.1 on 32 blades, is there a way to do a mass installation instead of install it one by one?

Please advise. Thanks

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Scripted installation via PXE and Network or embedded installation on ESXi flash drives.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Is this ESX (rather than ESXi)?
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esx not esxi thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

oh, but make sure that's USB 2.0, otherwise cdrom or network install is much faster.
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so could you point me to the install esx 4.1 from USB document?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

this is the article using unetbootin, it allows you to "convert" mosts isos to USB.

http://jthomasser.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/install-esx-4-from-usb-using-unetbootin/

Make sure you use fast USB 2.0 devices, flash drives, and your servers have USB2, otherwise consider a PXE network install.
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