HP DL360 Gen 9 VMWare SD Card

We are looking to install VMWare on a HP DL360 Gen 9. We are considering using an SD card for the hypervisor and would like some feedback on the SD card model that we should be looking at as the HP documentation for Gen 9 is unclear. With Gen 8 servers there is a HP Enterprise class SD available however for Gen 9 there does appear to be a HP certified SD.

Would there be any issues using any manufacture of SD?

Thanks
Daniel BertoloneAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
We always use good quality SD cards, e.g. HP, Lexmar, Kingston, and SanDisk.

Where HP state use a HP Enterprise class SD card, we use it!

(to avoid Support issues later, so support cannot point the figure that the SD card was not supported!)

and yes the HP SD card is more expensive, than a Kingston SD card, but does it really matter, it's your organisation that's paying, and when you consider the cost of a VMware vSphere license and HP DL360 Gen 9, it's peanuts!

Here is the VMware KB on installing 5.x on USB/SD:
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2004784
Daniel BertoloneAuthor Commented:
Thanks for that, can you recommend which card we go for as there is no indication from HP of supported SD cards for Gen 9.

The only option appears to be the HP Dual 8GB Micro SD Enterprise Midline USB Kit (Part No: 741279-b21)

There is mention on the web of people using SD cards with Gen 9 but it seems strange that HP are not supporting these directly.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I would use the SD cards which come with this kit, Part No: 741279-b21
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Daniel BertoloneAuthor Commented:
Thanks Andrew, are you based in the US as we are unable to locate this part number in the UK via various distributors
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
If you got to HP's website and choose customise and pick one of the DL360 Gen9 CTO servers it lists the SD card, unfortunately no part number though. Text from BOM is "HP 8GB microSD Enterprise Mainstream Flash Media Kit"

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http://h30094.www3.hp.com/product/sku/10731912 has an error, it says it fits into DL60 Gen9, there isn't such a server, it's obviously meant to say DL360 Gen9.  Part number 726116-B21. Supplier I use in UK says 2 days lead time.

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andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
Also your reseller ought to be able to get the part number out of salesbuilder.
Daniel BertoloneAuthor Commented:
Thanks Andy,
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