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VMware Front Experience: ESXi-Customizer

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/04/11


ESXi-Customizer is a user-friendly script that automates the process of customizing the ESXi install-ISO with drivers that are not originally included. Unlike other scripts and manuals that are available for this purpose ESXi-Customizer runs entirely on Windows and does not require any knowledge of or access to Linux.

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  • The script runs on Windows XP or newer (both 32-bit and 64-bit) including the latest version Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2.
  • For customizing ESXi 4.1 Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit) or Windows Server 2008 R2 and administrative privileges are required.
  • You need to have a copy of the original VMware install-ISO. It is available at VMware (free registration required to download). The script currently supports ESXi version 4.1, 5.0, 5.1 and 5.5.
  • For ESXi 4.1 you need to have a OEM.tgz file with a custom driver.
  • For ESXi 5.x you need to have a OEM.tgz, a VIB file or an Offline Bundle ZIP file.
  • A good source for ESXi 4.1 and 5.x community drivers is Dave Mishchenko’s site. See the ESXi 4.1 Whitebox HCL and the forums there.


via: VMware Front Experience: ESXi-Customizer.

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