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Old 03-26-2010, 06:43 PM   #1
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vwware esxi 4 pxe installation linux server -- help


hello experts,

can you please help with installing the vmware esxi via pxe installation.

I went through lots of blogs but couldnt figure out the solution ..

i am stuch looking for the initrd and the bzImage for the installation.

any documentation or comments are welcome..any help will be appreciated

Thanks a lot in advance..
 
Old 03-26-2010, 11:47 PM   #2
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Uh - you've got a VMWare ESXi server, and you're trying to install a guest OS via PXE?

What version of ESXi?
What guest OS?
Specifically what have you tried?
What errors are you getting/problems are you encountering?

Please try to give a bit more information...
 
Old 03-28-2010, 01:41 AM   #3
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no I am trying to install Vmware ESXi 4.0 via pxe onto the server.

not the guest os.

I have got a tftp server setup for pxeboot.

bot canf find initrd.img and bzImage file to support pxe install.
 
Old 03-28-2010, 02:38 AM   #4
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OK -

Q: So you've got an .iso image of VMWare ESXi Server 4.0, correct?

Q: And you've also configured your Linux host as a PXE server, correct?

Q: Have you mounted your .iso file as a loopback filesystem, per this link:
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http://www.cyclelicio.us/2009/03/how...esxi-from.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loop_device

mkdir /mnt/esxiso
mount -o loop ~/esxi-sandbox/esxi-installable.iso /mnt/esxiso
Q: Have you followed the rest of instructions to copy the relevant files from your .iso to your PXE "sandbox"?

Q: Are *any* files being copied over from the PXE/TFTP server?

Q: What specific error messages are you gettinging?

Please provide as many details as you can.
 
Old 04-01-2010, 02:02 PM   #5
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Yes, I already extracted all the file from the .iso and got it all set on the server

I am not seeing any initrd.img file and vmlinuz file after extracting the iso..

without that I cannot do PXE boot install...

please help...
 
  


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