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Dell R710 Embedded ESXi question

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Hi Experts,

Basically I am doing some digging to see how it  is installed on the host....so far I have:

/bootbank -> /vmfs/volumes/9dce70ec-7e2dba09-1265-13b8642bf37e

vmkfstools -P /vmfs/volumes/9dce70ec-7e2dba09-1265-13b8642bf37e
vfat-0.04 file system spanning 1 partitions.
File system label (if any):
Mode: private
Capacity 261853184 (63929 file blocks * 4096), 102584320 (25045 blocks) avail
UUID: 9dce70ec-7e2dba09-1265-13b8642bf37e
Partitions spanned (on "disks"):
        mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0:5
Is Native Snapshot Capable: NO

 esxcli storage core device list | grep -A27 mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0
mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0
   Display Name: Local USB Direct-Access (mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0)
   Has Settable Display Name: false
   Size: 1946
   Device Type: Direct-Access
   Multipath Plugin: NMP
  Devfs Path: /vmfs/devices/disks/mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0
   Vendor: Single
   Model: Flash Reader

   Revision: 1.00
   SCSI Level: 2
   Is Pseudo: false
   Status: on
   Is RDM Capable: false
   Is Local: true
  Is Removable: true
   Is SSD: false
   Is Offline: false
   Is Perennially Reserved: false
   Queue Full Sample Size: 0
   Queue Full Threshold: 0
   Thin Provisioning Status: unknown
   Attached Filters:
   VAAI Status: unsupported
   Other UIDs: vml.0000000000766d68626133323a303a30
   Is Local SAS Device: false
   Is Boot USB Device: true


So this tells me that it is installed on some inetrnal flash storage.....correct?

But when I go into the iDRAC6 all I get is :

 Operating System      VMware ESXi 5.1.0 build-1117900      
Operating System Version      5.1.0 Update 1 Patch 13 (build-1117900)...
 vFlash       - Absent
 Note: SD card not detected. Please insert an SD card of size 256MB or greater.

So how the hell is it installed on this R710? if it is removable is it on a usb stick inside or outside?

Also why does none of the show up int he client when I click on storage/devices? I see all the SAN LUNs and the CDROm but none of this?
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