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VMWare fails to boot after update

sglee asked
Last Modified: 2017-03-12
 I have a VMWare host that won't boot from USB flash drive.
 I don't have backup USB flash drive.
 The computer itself & HDs in RAID are OK because it goes thru post-boot process if I keep the USB flash drive out of the server. But when I boot the host with USB flash drive plugged in, I can see the light blinking in the USB flash drive constantly blinking, but does load ESXi.
 Assuming all the virtual machines are good in RAID, what options do I have?

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