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VSICM51 - Slide 14-08 - Installing ESXi 5.1


Slide notes state:

If you have not installed ESXi on the target disk before, all data located on the drive is overwritten, including hardware vendor partitions, operating system partitions, and associated data.

This is not true in vSphere ESXi 5.x. According to the "vSphere Installation and Setup" guide, "Setting Up ESXi" chapter, "Storage Behavior" paragraph:

On the hard drive or USB device that the ESXi host is booting from, the disk-formatting software retains existing diagnostic partitions that the hardware vendor creates. In the remaining space, the software creates the partitions described in Partitions Created by ESXi on the Host Drive.

vSphere 5.1 Documentation Center.

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