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Do BL490c G6 and G7 support 6GB or greater SD cards?

 
chuckk281
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Do BL490c G6 and G7 support 6GB or greater SD cards?

Question from Dave:

 

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Got a quick question, customer is in the process of upgrading to VMware ESXi 5.0. One of the requirements is to upgrade the onboard SD card to a minimum of 6GB. Can the BL490c G6 and G7 support 6GB or greater SD cards.

 

 

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Reply from Dan:

 

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Why would they need 6GB?

ESXi is less than 2GB.

 

If they say something about the scratch partition, that never gets created on SD or USB media anyway so that extra 4GB of space is not required.  When the ESXi installer detects flash media (not SSD but SD or USB Thumb Drive) it will not create the scratch partition because the amount of writes due to logging alone would wear out the Flash device long before a customer would want.

 

The scratch space WILL be created automatically if a Non Flash device is detected during the ESXi install, even if you are installing ESXi to Flash.  So if you have a LUN presented or a HDD and SSD card, the Scratch area will end up on the LUN or HDD and not on the SD Card.

 

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