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VMware host can't boot (non-system disk or disk error)

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Greetings Experts!

I have an HP G8 server that has VMWare vSphere 5 installed on a flash drive.  I shut down all three HP hosts on Friday because of an HVAC issue and when I brought them up Monday around noon, this G8 server is displaying an error (non-system disk or disk error).  The other servers came up without an issue.  Any suggestions on fixing the boot issue?

Thanks in advance.
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Ensure, that the BIOS on the HP Server, is set to first boot device is the SD card or USB flash drive.

Where did you install ESXi ?

onto local disk?

otherwise, it's re-install ESXi.
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Thanks for the reply.  

It was installed on an SD card.  I just set the server to boot from flash drive and it tried but couldn't.  There are no HDD's in the server.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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If you remove and re-insert the flash drive any change?
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Good call.  I went to check on whether the SD card was dead or just needed to be touched so I pulled it out and put it back in.  Bam!  It booted up but I still can't ping it.
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Thanks for the help!
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