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Install ESXi 5.x from a bootable USB drive

  1. Download the ESXi ISO.
  2. Download UNetbootin.
  3. Insert a blank USB thumb drive & format it using FAT32.
  4. Run UNetBootin.
  5. Select Diskimage.
  6. Select ISO from the dropdown.
  7. Click the ellipse button & browse to the ESXi ISO.
  8. By Type select USB Drive.
  9. By Drive select the letter for the USB thumb drive.
  10. Click OK.


  1. If you get a message saying E:\menu.c32 already exists click Yes to All.


  1. When it is finished click Exit.


  1. Insert the USB drive into the host & boot from USB.
  2. From the boot menu select the ESXi installation option & press Enter


  1. Finish the installation just like any other ESXi install

Error when an ESXi Host boots

February 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Description – When an ESXi host boots the screen changes from yellow & gray to purple. You receive an error that says, “The system has found a problem on your machine and cannot continue. Could not populate the filesystem: Admission check failed for memory resources.”

DCUI Error

Cause – Not enough RAM in the ESXi host. The minimum requirement for RAM in an ESXi host is 2GB.
Solution – Add more RAM.

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