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ESXi: Silent Installation by iPXE HTTP boot

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this post describes the silently installing of a ESXi server by a iPXE HTTP remote boot.
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ESXi: Silent installation by UEFI HTTP boot

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this post describes the silently installing of a ESXi server by a UEFI HTTP remote boot.
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VirtualBox: Boot from USB

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Virtualbox allows to boot from USB. But this feature isn’t exposed to the GUI.

Lets start. First of all determine the physical disk. Open Powershell and query the disks by WMI

PS D:\> Get-WmiObject -Query "Select * from Win32_DiskDrive"

Partitions : 3
DeviceID   : \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0
Model      : Samsung SSD 850 PRO 512G
Size       : 512105932800
Caption    : Samsung SSD 850 PRO 512G

Partitions : 1
DeviceID   : \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE2
Model      : Generic USB CF Reader USB Device
Size       : 4030387200
Caption    : Generic USB CF Reader USB Device

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Windows: Boot from USB or external device in UEFI or BIOS mode

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when Windows runs in UEFI mode (and also BIOS mode) and you want to boot from an alternate boot device or want boot into safe mode you have to start Windows into the Advanced Startup Options menu.

The graphical way is to open the Charms Menu and Settings
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VMware Workstation: Boot a virtual machine from a USB drive/stick

The BIOS of the VMware Workstation does not support to boot from a USB drive or stick which is connected to a virtual machine.

But there is a workaround:-) Use the Plop Boot Manager. Download the latest ZIP File and extract the plpbt.iso file. This contains a CD image which starts plop boot manager. Connect the iso file as  a virtual CDROM to your virtual machine.
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