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What partition size do i need for ESXI

Posted on 2011-03-18
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Hello
i am going to install an ESXI server which will run on 96GB RAM and will run 30-40 VM's ,
i have a big storage for the VM machines , but i need to know ( and i cant get the exact number ) on which size partition the ESXI it self needs to work ok ,
i dont want to create a small parition that i will have to increase later on .
i will have seperate parition for the VM and seperate for ESXI it self of course , i just need to know how much GB it needs .

thanks
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by:coolsport00
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ESXi is a small 'footprint'....several GB is plenty. I recommend 10GB. You could install it on USB even.

~coolsport00
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by:eli_migdal
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is 10GB is enought for updates and unexpected growth..?
i have bad exprience from WINDOWS SERVER OS who were installed on a small partition..
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by:eli_migdal
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do you recommend to install the ESXI on a mirror / raid 5 driver on a simple non raided drive and backup it ?
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coolsport00 earned 500 total points
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VMware rarely updates its hypervisor. 10GB should be fine..you can go to 20 if you want tho. I recommend RAID 5 for redundancy/HD failure.
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