Hey guys… Quick question: Currently the SSD in my new home computer is split into two partitions – 350GB (for simplicity… W10 on /sda1) and 650GB (/Data… /sda2). Never having installed ESXi before, if I back-up data from /sda1 to /sda2 and then delete /sda1… Can I install ESXi there? Looks like ESXi should take under 4GB of space, which would leave me over 340GB for W10 and CentOS VMs… or does the installer want a total clean-slate to work with?
Also, one page on The Internet suggested that ESXi needs some kind of swap file and of course that’s tough on SSDs. Value-added for me to put a cheap hard disk in this box?
The rest of the setup is a new Ryzen 5 3600 (6 cores) w/ 32GB of RAM on a B550 motherboard. The internet seems divided on how good of a setup this sort of thing is, and also divided on whether ESXi will natively see the on-board LAN port, audio, & etc.
Any show-stoppers here? Thanks much.
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