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Starting VM with a virtual disk missing

I have an ESXi host with local disk storage and also a NAS attached. All of the VMs have their virtual disks on the local storage. I want to create a virtual disk on teh NAS and attach it to a VM for backups. If the NAS is switched off and the VM is restarted it obvioulsy will not see the virtual disk on the NAS, but will this prevent the VM from starting?

Also would a lack of Video Ram prevent a VM from starting
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No; only a detached SYSTEM VOLUME virtual disk would prevent it from booting up.

And, the VM will boot as long as there is enough physical RAM on the host to boot the VM. Nothing to do with video RAM...

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So the answer, Yes it will prevent the VM from restarting.
Thanks for the correction @hanccocka; thought I've booted without before. I think that may have been RDMs I was using & not virt disks.
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Thanks for the response guys