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VMware ESXi 4.x and 5.x on SD Cards?

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VMware ESXi 4.x and 5.x on SD Cards?

Fredy had a question on installing the VMware image.




Are there any specific documents on installing ESXi on the new BL460 G7’s (SD Card slots)?


I have not yet done that and I am wondering if the SD card is seen on power up and it is as simple as selecting it for the OS install….





from Dan:




Yes it's that simple.

I taught a short class on it at HP Discover 2011.


There are 2 spots in the BIOS that deal with USB/SD boot options.

One under normal IPL and one under System Options.

IPL "USB Drivekey" = all USB boot devices including SD.

Then under System Options you can set a sub order between USB and SD




Any other comments or suggestions?

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Re: VMware ESXi 4.x and 5.x on SD Cards?

I've got ESX 5 running this way on 12 G7's, it works great. I had to swap two servers - just swapped the SD cards and turned them back on.