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: