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ESXi install location



I am trying to find out if it's possible to find out what type of device ESXi is installed on.  I've installed ESXi on a local HD, and there are also a few installed on SD cards.  Is there a way to see where ESXi is installed or booted from via PowerCLI?

I looked through a few cmdlets and online, but I didn't see any PowerCLI methods.  Thanks for any help.

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LucD
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Did you already look at Get System Boot Device


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kunaludapi
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"Get-VMHostDiskPartition | select *" is also retrieving information where OS is installed but it is very slow.

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Thanks for the replies.  The ESXcli cmdlet may be able to do what I want, but I don't know how to break down the WWN to the device.  I was looking for something that said...I don't know...type SCSI HD, or type Local SD card.  Is there anyway to break the information down to that level?

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LucD
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In KB2014558 it states that the 7th character of the UUID shows which type of installation it is.

But that's as far as I got till now I'm afraid.


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Thanks a lot, this really helps.  I appreciate the responses.  

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