VMware vSphere: Install ESX from bootable USB drive.


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Google and download UNetbooin.
Run, select Diskimage, ISO and browse to installation DVD.
Select your USB drive letter and click OK.

Boot from the USB drive and you’re all set.

VMware: Install Intel ET 82575 and 82576 drivers on ESX 4 vSphere


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Update: Drivers are included in vSphere 4.1.

Download the ISO with drivers from HERE.

Burn to a CD and insert in the drive. Logon to the console as root and mount:
mount /dev/cdrom /mnt
Browse to /mnt and find the file “INT-intel-lad-ddk-igb-1.3.19.12.1-offline_bundle-185976.zip”

Install the driver:
esxupdate --bundle=INT-intel-lad-ddk-igb-1.3.19.12.1-offline_bundle-185976.zip update
Reboot.