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ESXi SD/USB device new guidance

VMware has released new guidance in running ESXi on SD/USB boot device. In the new revised guidance KB85685 VMware will continue to support SD/USB boot device into the next vSphere release.

This is good news to customer who has ESXi currently running on SD/USB device. However, do take note that boot partition layout has been changed, particularly the ESX-OSDATA partition which is important for ESX operations.

My personal recommendation would be running ESXi on a local persistent storage compare to SD/USB. Cost wise SD/USB could be lesser but operations wise, it would more sturdy. With SSD drive getting more affordable, the decision between the two become more apparent.

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