VMware vSphere ESXi 6.7.x on Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers Installation Instructions and Important Information Guide

Quick Boot

Prerequisite: See the System Requirements for Using Quick Boot During Remediation section in vSphere Update Manager Installation and Administration Guide. It is recommended that you carefully assess the configuration before enabling Quick Boot.

Quick Boot of an ESXi host is a setting that allows Update Manager to optimize the remediation time of hosts that undergo patch and upgrade operations. If the Quick Boot feature is enabled, Update Manager skips the hardware reboot (the BIOS or UEFI firmware reboot). As a result, the time that is spent by ESXi host in Maintenance Mode is reduced, and the risk of failures during remediation is minimized.

Quick Boot is verified and is supported with a limited set of hardware platforms, and drivers. Quick Boot is not supported on ESXi hosts that use TPM or pass-through features. For more information about ESXi 6.7.x, see vSphere Update Manager Installation and Administration Guide at vmware.com/support/pubs.

Dell EMC supports Quick Boot on the following platforms:
  • R630
  • R640
  • R740
  • R740xd
  • R740xd2
  • R730
  • R730xd
  • R740xd vSAN Ready Node
  • R640 vSAN Ready Node
NOTE: For more information, see VMware KB article https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/52477 and VMware vSphere 6.7.x on Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers Release Notes.

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