Esxi, involving USB passthrough and booting off USB
Posted on 2016-07-29
Stupidly, I passthrough'd all my USB ports in an attempt to copy USB data to some VMs....
I'm also booting off of a USB thumb drive. The server boots, copies esxi into memory and then disables USB. The paradigm is that I remove USB passthrough, but obviously it can't write that change to the USB drive at that point. Crap. I can't be the only one who's done this and I can't imagine there's not a way to undo this, short of reinstalling.
Can I remove the USB drive, plug it into another machine, and change or delete lines in a conf file or something?
Desperate here. There's a ton of VLAN info and networking that I don't want to have to re-add, but will if there's no other option.
Another kicker, once the esx goes into memory and loads, no keyboard.