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Boot ESXi VMware-VMvisor-Installer-5.0.0-469512.x86_64.iso

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How can you burn this ISO image to an SD card if you do not have a linix system?  I see in the VMWare documentation you need linix in order format the SD card properly?  Is there a tool to allow you to create a bootable SD card using windows 7?
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The ISO Image is designed to BOOT a computer, and the installer is then designed to install ESXi 5.0 onto the SD card.

any other method of transfer is un-supported.

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by:renoduke
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So, I burn this image to a CD, Then from the CD, I run the program and the program will create a bootable SD image?  Or am I missing somethng?
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by:ITGLA
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Are you trying to create an SD card that you can use as bootable media to install ESXi to a server hard drive, or are you trying to run the ESXi server from the SD card?
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Yes, that is correct. The Installer installs to the SD card and creates a bootable SD card.
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This SD card must be installed into a Server or Computer that can boot from it.

You cannot just stick the SD card in a Card Reader and Boot the CDROM, and expect it to install to it.

What do you want to do with the SD card?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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Here is the VMware KB on installing 4.1 on USB/SD:
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1020655

(same process)
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by:renoduke
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I was not able to install to the SD card from Windows 7, but this worked just fune buoting up on our new server.  Burned SD card without issue.
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