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HOW TO: Create an ISO CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image (*.iso), and MD5 checksum signature, for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0)

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)
EE Fellow, 2xMVE, Expert of the Year 2017-2011, Scribe 2016-2012, Author of the Year 2018-6,2013-2012 VMware vExpert Pro, vExpert 2020-2011
This video will show you how to create an ISO CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image (*.iso), and MD5 checksum signature, for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0). It's a good idea to compare checksums because many installations fail because of a corrupt iso image.

For more guidance and a step by step tutorial with screenshots, which supports this video, please see the following article which this video is based on HOW TO: Create an ISO CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image (*.iso), and MD5 checksum signature, for use with VMware vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 (ESXi 7.0)

Video Steps

1. Prerequisites.



An original operating system CD-ROM/DVD-ROM. e.g. Windows 2003 CDROM, Windows 7.0, Windows Server 2019 DVD ROM. The CD-ROM/DVD-ROM must be bootable media.

Download InfraRecorder from https://www.fosshub.com/InfraRecorder.html

Download MD5 & SHA-1 Checksum Utility 2.1 from http://raylin.wordpress.com/downloads/md5-sha-1-checksum-utility/

2. Install InfraRecorder.

Once InfraRecorder has been downloaded, install and follow the setup wizard.

3. Create an ISO image file.

Insert the CDROM/DVD, and use InfraRecorder to create an ISO image.

4. Creating an MD5 checksum signature of the ISO image file.

Install MD5 & SHA-1 Checksum Utility 2.1, follow the setup wizard to install the software. Use MD5 & SHA-1 Checksum Utility 2.1 to generate MD5 signature/checksum.
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