I have a few questions, we plan on running ESXi off an HP supplied 2GB USB key. I had a few questions.
How do we patch the USB key to the current version?
Can we make a backup of the USB key? If so how? I understand the HP recovery CD will make a copy of the USB key but
what about the configs, which directories would I need to save manually off the running key?
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If you have vCenter Server then you can use Update Manager to patch your hosts. Otherwise you can use these methods - http://www.vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/Patch_3i_without_VC.php. To backup your hosts config use vicfg-cfgbackup - http://www.vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/esx_3i_rcli/vicfg-cfgbackup.php.