ESXI 4.1 very slow to boot with USB thumb drive
Posted on 2010-09-19
I tried to move ESXI 4.1 from the datastore my server VM is on to a USB flash drive. I plugged a new 2GB drive into an open port on the back of the host (IBM X3650) and proceeded to instal ESXI 4.1 on it. I noticed that it installed very slow and then booted very slow (only about 1/8 the speed of booting ESXI from a hard drive. I know that the throughput to a thumb drive is going to be much slower, but might this slow operation of ESXI when on the thumb drive cause some issues with the server?