This first section of this appendix covers the steps common to both a clean installation and an upgrade or reinstall. The second section then focuses on all the steps to complete the installation but highlights those that are distinctly different between the two processes.
To run a text-based install, enter
esx text at the main installation page (see Figure B.1) and then press Return. If nothing is typed, a graphical install will begin.
Figure B.1. Main ESX Server 3 installation
Use the media test selection to verify a downloaded ISO image either ...