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I want to be able to have a default configuration on a USB key that I can boot hosts to.

Would it be possible to create a universal USB key for ESX server hosts?
Could the key be taken out of a host once it has booted to it?
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I want to be able to have a default configuration on a USB key that I can boot hosts to.

Would it be possible to create a universal USB key for ESX server hosts?
Could the key be taken out of a host once it has booted to it?

You can create a USB flash drive with an ESXi installation, not quite sure what you mean by universal, but the same USB flash drive can be used to BOOT different Servers providing they are on the HCL and certified to run ESXi.

The USB Flash drive can be removed after BOOT, BUT it's not designed to be removed.

But it does function, but VMware Tools which is read from the USB flash drive, and writing configuration will fail. (obviously you've removed the storage for the ESXi configuration)
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