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Boot from iSCSI for ESXi 6.0
2017-08-15, 14:11
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RE: Boot from iSCSI for ESXi 6.0
1a. There is a decent Tutorial on Installing ESXi from an Extracted/Mounted ISO here:

1b. You need at least an 8GB LUN for ESXi 5.x or later to install.

2. Using the iLO4 is acceptable. The iPXE Script you invoke will need to set the Inititator IQN and specify the Target IQN. For installation, you will need to use SANHOOK. For subsequent boots you will need to use SANBOOT.

3: Embedding a script is one way to do it. Using DHCP PXE Option 175 is ultimately simpler, but depending on your infrastructure an Embedded script might be more practical (especially if you don't have complete control of the DHCP environment).

4: You will need CONSOLE_CMD as well. VLAN is handy only if you have Native driver support for your NICs (Broadcom 1GbE NICs are generally supported, 10GbE not so much).

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Boot from iSCSI for ESXi 6.0 - aenagy - 2017-08-15, 01:25
RE: Boot from iSCSI for ESXi 6.0 - MultimediaMan - 2017-08-15 14:11

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