Which three options are supported for use in place of local disks?

An administrator plans to deploy ESXi 5.x on a blade server containing no local disks.

Which three options are supported for use in place of local disks? (Choose three)

A.
A dedicated Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) LUN

B.
A PXE capable NIC

C.
A shared Fibre Channel LUN

D.
An NFS share

E.
USB Drive

Explanation:
Page 27 from vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-50-installation-setup-guide.pdf

Note:
the three valid options for *installing* ESXi in a scripted manner are PXE, boot from CD, and boot from USB. http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.vsphere.storage.doc_50/GUID- 9004389B-E2C0-4BE5-811C-E4886E3B7450.html states that booting through a Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA) or a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) converged network adapter (CNA) is supported, but this is not an installation option, but a way of running ESXi in a diskless manner after the installation.

2 Comments on “Which three options are supported for use in place of local disks?

  1. Tony says:

    C is wrong because the LUN cannot be shared (although ESXi supports booting through BOTH a Fibre Channel host bus adapter (HBA) or a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) converged network adapter (CNA))

    http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.vsphere.storage.doc_50%2FGUID-2A66A330-A9E5-460B-8982-54A1B1C38C02.html

    Each host must have access to its own boot LUN only, not the boot LUNs of other hosts. Use storage system software to make sure that the host accesses only the designated LUNs.


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