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Run ESXi from a USB drive

You can make VMware ESXi run from a USB drive.
Nowadays the USB drives are so large and fast and best of all you can buy it for just a few euro’s.

This small tutorial will show you how to install your ESXi on a USB drive :

http://www.vminfo.nl/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/vminfonl-guide-create-an-esx-3i-usb-boot-key.pdf

 

Have fun.

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One comment

  1. This is also possible to do from a Linux system [1], it’s also possible to add support for some additional hardware such as SATA controllers [2].

    [1] http://kuparinen.org/martti/comp/vmware/esxionusb.html
    [2] http://blog.torh.net/2009/02/22/running-vmware-esxi-hypervisor/

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