Monday, March 12, 2012

How to determine the ESXi installation type

ESXi installed on a host can be one of these types:

To determine the type of ESXi installation:
Connect to the host via SSH.
Run this command:
# esxcfg-info -e
You see an output similar to:
boot type: visor-thin
You can determine the ESXi type based on the output of this command.
For example:
visor-thin indicates an installable deployment
visor-usb indicates an embedded deployment
visor-pxe indicates a PXE deployment
For more information read the following article from VMware

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