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scratchconfig still needed

Prior to version 4 of ESXi you need to configure the scratchconfig. Is this still recommended or necessary?

I can't find anything in the documentation or in the knowledgebase.

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Hi Rob,

According to this article :

"The ScratchConfig.ConfiguredSwapState and ScratchConfig.ConfiguredScratchLocation settings are required for HA in ESXi 3.5. They are not required for HA in ESXi 4.0..."

Hope it helps.

Regards

Franck

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Hi Franck,

I have already seen that KB article. I the scratch config not used for updates? Because i tthought i have seen some threads regarding an issue.

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I had to use scratch space to load the network driver package onto Dell blades running embedded ESXi, due to insufficient disk space. I also used this for persistent logging.

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From this article, it looks to be needed for vihostupdate but not for Update Manager... Also mentioned in the vSphere 4.0 release notes, but not for 4.1...