|Lee Marzke on 9 Oct 2010 14:41:04 -0700|
On 10/09/2010 03:11 PM, JP Vossen wrote:
Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2010 14:56:31 -0400 From: Lee Marzke<email@example.com> FYI, Many manufactures are now putting VMware ESXi ( embeded version ) on a 1GB USB thumb drive (internal)  to an OEM purchased servers instead of the traditional RAID1 2 disk array. VMware recommends not using internal disks for ESXi ! - boot either from USB or SAN.Yeah, I remember you talking about that, which is why I was looking for such an option on the R710's we're using. But I don't want ESXi, I just need the "drive" for the base OS. Such an option was not jumping out at me on Dell's configurator, but as we all know Dell's site is cumbersome to navigate at best, and you get very different options depending on your location and entry-point, which I find intensely annoying since that makes it very hard to compare Dell apples to Dell apples.If I could get an inexpensive internal, "factory," USB/CF/whatever of at least 1G (2G would be better), that would be about perfect. Even better if I could retro-fit a kit to existing servers. I don't know how many I already have in the field, but I'm guessing more than 100.
Don't know about being 'factory' but check out: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=internal+usb+port http://lmgtfy.com/?q=internal+ide+flash+driveI'm sure HP/IBM and Dell sell servers with embedded VMware ESXi, which is on internal flash storage of some kind, but you
likely can't order that from a consumer web page only through a VAR.Since ESXi is free, your only paying for the USB flash hardware anyway ( or maybe for 'certification' costs of the hardware ).
but you would think you could get just the flash drive empty. Lee
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