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VSICM55 - Slide 13-08 - Information for Installing ESXi


The third sentence in the first paragraph in the slide notes states:

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.

vSphere 5.5 Documentation Center.

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