Overprovisioning USB for ESXi boot

Discussion in 'VMware, VirtualBox, Citrix' started by dwright1542, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. dwright1542

    dwright1542 Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2015
    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    68
    Does anyone know a tool to low level USB drives? With 128GB now $30 or so, I'd like to overprovision them to 32/64GB to boot from. I can't seem to find a tool to do it.
     
    #1
  2. T_Minus

    T_Minus Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2015
    Messages:
    6,837
    Likes Received:
    1,491
    I asked about this in another thread I believe the replies were along the lines of 'no benefit' to do that for USB drives.

    I'd be interested to see what else you find :)
     
    #2
  3. sachem87184

    sachem87184 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2015
    Messages:
    157
    Likes Received:
    29
    Aside from logs being written back to the boot drive, there should be minimal writes to a boot disk. ESXi reads from the boot media and then runs in memory.
     
    #3
Similar Threads: Overprovisioning ESXi
Forum Title Date
VMware, VirtualBox, Citrix ESXi 6.7 native mac learning issue with Mellanox card Yesterday at 6:15 AM
VMware, VirtualBox, Citrix Audio Problem - nVidia 8400GS Passthrough - Windows 7 - ESXi 6.7.0 U1 Nov 23, 2019
VMware, VirtualBox, Citrix Warning about LSI/Avago/Broadcom controllers (and other hardware) in ESXi Nov 23, 2019
VMware, VirtualBox, Citrix Can I setup dramdrive as datastore in ESXi? Nov 18, 2019
VMware, VirtualBox, Citrix Help choosing m.2 NVMe enterprise drives for ESXi servers Nov 2, 2019

Share This Page