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How to install the FREE VMware ESXi 6.5 on a Rack Server – 447

The New VMware ESXi 6.5 is out!! I install it on one of my IBM x3650 M1 (7979)
And we install it with the free license and try out the new web interface. Awesome!

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29 Responses

  1. Caza397 says:

    I love it when I get the notification when you upload a new video 😀

  2. John Turner says:

    I don't think you read error messages. I have watched your videos and you almost get the right. In this one you said it may not be supported in 'future' releases. It doesn't say anything about this one.

  3. so i got a question. what dose exsi do. run vms. dose it just spread the work load of vms across multiple servers. Can i run one os on multiple server using this? dose all or the io get on the servers get passed through to the os then?

  4. that ASM software that you used to add the image file, Its quite similar to that IPMI on supermicro server boards

  5. alain seys says:

    To bad we cant use the c# application anymore on the latest version(desktop app)

  6. Good morning Please. how do I add a new HD in the blade center E?

  7. Alaa Mansour says:

    if I have one physical server and I want to install SQL server (accountant application for 2 users )and Exchange server ( 2 users ) by doing 2 virtual Windows server 2016 – I have 32GB memory
    would I need a license for using VMware or I can do it with the free version ?

  8. Is this a 60 days trial or it's for an unlimited period of time ?
    I've installed ESXi on my first server but I have to pay an expensive license to get it on for a long period :'( Where can I get ESXi licences for cheap ?
    What do you think about OpenStack and Proxmox as Hypervisor softwares ?

  9. Hello Morten, after becoming addicted to your videos I think it's time to thank you for all your helpful videos. Stay as you are, your videos are unique.

  10. mdd1963 says:

    was looking forward to tinkering with this last year, but, ESXi does not recognize my integrated Intel LAN port on my Z270 board :(will obviously have to order a cheap 2 or 4 port Intel NIC!)

  11. Thanks for vid. Installed using tips in IMM video and using the free license key as suggested.

  12. Martin Led says:

    Er du dansker ? 🙂

  13. Gattsu13 says:

    Your videos are awesome, helped me with my Server set up, thank you kindly sir 😀
    All the best.

  14. Hi M,

    I stumbled on your videos as i busy doing research on server build.

    I wanted to find out if you have any retired equipment or if your company has that I can purchase from you as I would like to start.

    I am based in South Africa Johannesburg

  15. Apragoc says:

    i have an raid5 array (c – d – e ). Will esxi delete array or just c drive?

  16. TheAmazeer says:

    will it suit on a dell powedge TII 110?

  17. 杨树 says:

    hello,I've got a x3650 m4 Server with ServeRaid M5110e and 6 sas harddisks,and I Installed esxi 6.5 lenovo customized iso in my Server .My firmware is up to date,but all the VM's storage performance is extremely bad,very slow,no matter Windows or Linux.Do you have the same problem?How can I solve?Is something wrong with the esxi driver?Waitng for reply,thx!

  18. Christopher says:

    That is because of u use windows server.

  19. I have currently added a X3650 M4 to my home lab. Is there any benefit to using the Lenovo enhanced version of ESXI?

  20. tupac marley says:

    what camera do you use to create the videos

  21. Diondp says:

    Greatings from Sjælland, have you ever tried xenserver? It provides HA capability for free, but in order for it to work it of course needs some outside shared storage like NFS or other SAN, for home use i havent found any fast NFS server solutions, do you have any suggestions?
    I love the simplicity of vmware and p2v converter, used together with free xsibackup it is a serious setup… however i feel the need for high availability
    Best regards

  22. axxo axx says:

    hi bro,
    im facing one issue with esxi 6.5 with hp dl 380 g7. installation went on successfully. i used internal usb. but after restart it never recognized there is internal usb with esxi 6.5 and it never boot from internal usb. what could be the reason for this? how can i able to solve this issue?

  23. Bevin Smeith says:

    Ahhh the life booting servers takes forever.

  24. Greg says:

    instantly. subscribed.

  25. Hi Morten. thanks for all your help so FAR. iT'S VERY APPEACIATED. Anyways, i reset the IMM. Now I'm useing pping to set it and I am recieveing this: C:WINDOWSsystem32>ping

    Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from Destination host unreachable.
    Reply from Destination host unreachable.
    Reply from Destination host unreachable.
    Reply from Destination host unreachable.

    Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),


    do you know what is going on here. I still can ot access the IMM page from another computer.

  26. I have a question about the remote management software. I bought a used x3650 M2 and wanted to know if I can still use the Remote Managment Software or functionality still or will I have to pay for a new key?

  27. Could you make a video, where you install the certificate from esxi 6.5 so you dont get that annoying message every time you log in :)?
    – Christian from Denmark

  28. Simon Sparks says:

    SMP = Number of Cores the Host can Schedule a VM to use at once

  29. Quang Nguyen says:

    Awesome video. Where did you get the free license from? Can you send me a link? Thanks