Installing from an ISO image or OS restore CD onto a virtual machine on your ESX or ESXi Server
You can configure a virtual machine and deploy an instance of Symantec Messaging Gateway from an OS restore CD or an ISO image. You can perform this task on a computer that runs ESX 4.x or ESXi 5/4.x, but you must install either server first.
Use only ASCII characters in the entry fields when you create a virtual computer with the management interface. The virtual computer's display name and path cannot contain non-ASCII characters. Do not use spaces when you create file names and directories for virtual computers.
You may want to ensure that your guest computer is configured to restart when the host computer restarts. Consult your VMware documentation for more information.
By default, ESXi uses DHCP and does not use a root password. If you use ESXi, Symantec recommends that you modify the ESXi settings to create a root password and assign a static IP address before installation.
To install from an ISO image or OS restore CD onto a virtual machine on your ESX 4.x or ESXi 5/4.x Server
Click on the ESX or ESXi Server on which you want to place your virtual machine.
On the File menu, click New, then click Virtual Machine.
Select the Typical option and click Next.
Type a descriptive name for the virtual computer and click Next.
Select a data store option. This setting is where your virtual computer is located on the physical disk. Make this selection based on your particular storage configuration. Options can vary. Click Next.
Select the virtual machine version.
If you use ESX 4.x, select Virtual Machine version 7.
For the OS, click Linux as the guest operating system and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (32-bit) as the version, and then click Next.
Reserve the necessary quantity of disk space, and then click Next.