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Sturgis99
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ESX 4 vs ESXi 4

I am thinking about changing some of my ESX 4 boxes to ESXi4. Any Drawbacks? One thing I noticed about ESXi4 is the installable version does not support booting from SAN. After testing I know it will boot from SAN but if I have problems and have to call support what would happen. Has anyone else switched to ESXi 4 for ESX 4.

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AndreTheGiant
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Welcome to the VMware Communities forums. Your post has been moved to the ESXi 4 forum.




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Take a look at: KB Article: 1006543

The boot from SAN is not official supported by VMware on the insllable version, but I've used it on test environment for about 3 months with no problems. But for sure If you need any support VMware probably will not provide it.

I upgrade some ESXi 3.5 and ESXi 4 to ESX 4 with no problems. It was did because of hardware support.

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If you do something that is not supported by vmware, vmware support may not help you when you contact vmware support.

Also read EULA for ESXi from vmware site before trying anything unsupported.

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