Identify the boot device for a VMware ESXi host

With vSphere 7  VMware is moving away from supporting SD cards and USB as boot media. ESXi Boot configuration with only SD card or USB drive, without any persistent device, is deprecated with vSphere 7 Update 3. In future vSphere releases, it will be an unsupported configuration! Move from SD cards and USB devices to … [Read more...]

Can I boot ESXi from an SD card while placing OSDATA on my SAN?

I see this question popping up all the time, literally twice a day on our VMware internal slack, can I boot ESXi from an SD card while placing OSDATA on my SAN? I guess people are confused after reading this article. It is probably a result of skim-reading as the article is in-depth and spells it out to the letter. If … [Read more...]

VMware: VMware image customization is in progress … every reboot

Last week I cloned some Citrix XenApp servers by a customer, after multiple reboots I saw boot message: VMware image customization is in progress …   Solution: Open the Registry Editior, path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\BootExecute   Remove the value: … [Read more...]