Only perform the steps listed in this section if the compute sleds were not pre-installed with VMware ESXi 7.0. If the compute sleds have been pre-installed with ESXi 7, proceed to Configure ESXi settings—using DCUI. Below are the steps to install ESXi on each of the Dell PowerEdge MX740c hosts that are part of the management cluster. This guide covers the steps to install ESXi remotely using iDRAC Virtual Console with Virtual Media. In this example, a static IP address is assigned to the management interface of the ESXi hosts, which is required for Cloud Foundation.
Note: This guide assumes that the steps in this document are being followed comprehensively and sequentially. The tasks of previous sections are prerequisites for this section.