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  • run full ESX(not esxi) from usb flash drive

    I have read the instructions on how to get esxi to run froma USB/flash drive. I was wondering if this is possible for the full ESX, and what the procedure would be if its any different.

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    Re: run full ESX(not esxi) from usb flash drive

    Full ESX is only available as an installation, and cannot be run from a USB drive.
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      Re: run full ESX(not esxi) from usb flash drive

      Never heard of anyone accomplishing this. It would have to be minimum a 2GB flash drive to do so.
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        Re: run full ESX(not esxi) from usb flash drive

        If someone had lets say an 8gb flash drive, in theory would the procedure for getting esxi work with esx? Or is there another reason why esx cannot be run from a flash drive besides the pure size issue

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        • #5
          Re: run full ESX(not esxi) from usb flash drive

          I'm assuming you already have purchased ESX - if so, try it and see. I doubt many people would have tried it before, so wouldn't expect there to be much if anything about it online. If you do get it to work, then please let us know
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          • #6
            Re: run full ESX(not esxi) from usb flash drive

            Yes, try it and report the results. I'm not big on booting from USB drives other than for proof of concept or testing.
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