Creating a bootable USB drive for ESXi 5.x or any other OS..

Booting from USB is the better choice, since I already have so many rogue un-labeled CDs/DVDs under my belt.. why create another when I have this better option? Anyway.

I found this nifty program for creating boot cds in Winders called Rufus and yes it is damn convenient so I wanted to share the love.

Official download site: http://rufus.akeo.ie/

The program is pretty self-explanatory if you have any experience in the world of computers, however, here are the settings I used for booting ESXi 5.5:

Rufus Boot Settings for ESXi 5.5
Rufus Boot Settings for ESXi

Gotta love booting from USB, since it eliminates the trash of DVD/CD waste.

I’ve been working in IT for almost 16 years now and it has been many moons since I’ve had to actually boot a bare-metal server into an OS. In the past four-five years I’ve simply just use the ISO or OVA and boot a VM 😉

Virtual insanity is the land I prefer.

 

 

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