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VMware vSphere 4.x (ESXi) does work when you remove the USB stick!

VMware vSphere 4.x (ESXi) does work when you remove the USB stick!

(Not recommended!)

UPDATE

I later tested the following with the USB stick removed.

  1. vMotion-ed 16 Windows XP workstations to the ESXi 4.1 U1 host with success.
  2. Migrated 16 additioanl Windows XP workstations to the ESXi 4.1 U1 host with success, and Powered-On.
  3. Re-configured and created new virtual switches.
  4. Added New Network Interface connections.
  5. vMotioned 16 Windows XP workstations off the ESXi 4.1 U1 host with success.
  6. Powered-Off and Migrated 16 additioanl Windows XP workstations off the host ESXi 4.1 U1 host with success.
  7. vMotioned Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 servers with success.

At all times, there was no issues with virtual machines or host server. The only issue I had was trying to install VMware Tools, which hung the virtual machine I was trying to install VMware Tools on, only this machine was affected, and it timeout with this error:-

VMware Tools installtion issue with USB stick removed

VMware Tools installation issue with USB stick removed

But I would expect that error!

So is this document a “Dell Technical White Paper” a  load of bull!, it compares the Dell PowerEdge M910 and the HP Proliant BL685c G7 Blade, and suggests that if the USB stick falls out or is removed, or goes faulty ESXi 4.0 crashes!

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