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Information about internal SD modules in 11G and 12G PowerEdge servers



Article Summary: This article contains information about ESXi and SD card limitations

Issue:

PowerEdge servers may experience inconsistent results when attempting to install the ESXi hypervisor on SD cards in the internal SD module. It is possible to use larger capacity SD cards in the SD modules. There are instances where only 2 GB SD cards are supported.

Symptoms seen when using larger than 2 GB SD cards may include:
  1. Able to install the hypervisor in default mode, but mirror mode fails
  2. SD cards not being recognized during the install of the hypervisor
  3. Intermittently recognizing SD cards in excess of 2 GB

Additional Information:

Refer to the user's guide for the specific platform. IDSDM modules only support up to 2 GB SD cards and limited to installing ESXi hypervisor.

It is not necessary to replace hardware when experiencing problems installing any operating system other than ESXi, or using SD-cards larger than 2 GB.


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Artikel-ID: SLN248782

Senast ändrad: 07/23/2015 02:29 PM


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