I am setting up an HPE ProLiantMicroServer Gen10 Plus box as an ESXi 7 host in my home lab.
In the past I have used USB flash devices as boot drives and want to move away from that alternative.
My other hosts will use SATA DOMs for booting but the new box doesn’t have a SATADOM header nor does it have an M.2 slot. There are 4 drive bays so I could certainly devote a bay to the boot device and there’s also a PCIe Gen 3 low-profile slot (PCIe x 16).
It strikes me that even 64gb is more than sufficient for the boot device so most devices out there today will end up having lots of unused capacity if devoted to this use.
What’s the preferred approach these days?
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