Installing ESX 4.x.x without isolating the SAN

Version 2

    Introduction

    The usual suggestion when installing ESX 4.x.x is to disconnect all SAN LUNs to avoid overwriting any shared VMFS volumes.

    This can be an inconvenience, especially when installing ESX remotely in a remote site.

    This document explains how to remove the emulex and qlogic HBA drivers that are usually loaded by the ESX 4.x.x ISO at install time.

       

       

    Intended Audience

    VMware Certified Professionals, Sysadmins

     

     

    Resources/Outline

    See the attached pdf for content

     

     

    Author

    Dinny Davies, VCP 3, VCP 4

     

     

    Disclaimer

    You use this proven practice at your discretion. VMware and the author do not guarantee any results from the use of this proven practice. This proven practice is provided on an as-is basis and is for demonstration purposes only.