Install ESXi 3.5 on a usb stick

Some quick steps for installing esxi 3.5 on a usb stick

  • download ESXi 3.5 from –> Free Products or Trials –> Download Vmware ESXi free
  • search google for the old version, actual is 4.0 🙂
  • download winimage and winrar
  • save the iso file in a new folder on your storage –> VMware-VMvisor-InstallerCD-3.5.0_Update_5-207095.i386.iso
  • open the iso file with winimage and extract the INSTALL.TGZ file
  • open the INSTALL.TGZ with winrar and extract the file VMware-VMvisor-big-3.5.0_Update_5-207095.i386.dd.bz2 to your folder
  • extract VMware-VMvisor-big-3.5.0_Update_5-207095.i386.dd.bz2 with winrar –> VMware-VMvisor-big-3.5.0_Update_5-207095.i386.dd
  • open winimage –> Disk –> Restore Virtual Hard Disc Image on physical drive…
  • select your usb stick –> press next
  • select the file VMware-VMvisor-big-3.5.0_Update_5-207095.i386.dd
  • go

Don’t reboot your client with the usb stick in it! Your client may be damaged!

Do the steps on your onwn risc 🙂

If you have a HP server, you can check out this side. This img includes the HP Management Agents.

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