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I have been using VMWare ESXi host with unraid VM for a while. I would like to remove VMWare ESXi and unraid will be the main host.  How do I proceed that to migrate it? 

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For me it was a easy as removing the ESXi datastore drive and USB boot flash and setting the unRAID boot flash as the boot device and booting the computer.  I had all my drives connected to passed through HBAs for unRAID and they were left in the computer.  I did have to setup my Windows VM from scratch on unRAID as a VM but if you only have unRAID as a VM then to get to unRAID bare metal it should be as simple as I stated.

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20 minutes ago, BobPhoenix said:

For me it was a easy as removing the ESXi datastore drive and USB boot flash and setting the unRAID boot flash as the boot device and booting the computer.  I had all my drives connected to passed through HBAs for unRAID and they were left in the computer.  I did have to setup my Windows VM from scratch on unRAID as a VM but if you only have unRAID as a VM then to get to unRAID bare metal it should be as simple as I stated.

 

I have been using PLOP to boot up unraid on ESXi host.

 

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2 hours ago, Ice_Black said:

 

I have been using PLOP to boot up unraid on ESXi host.

 

Yes but PLOP boots the unRAID OS from the unRAID flash drive.  The only thing you might have to do is run make_bootable.bat from the flash drive.  But if like me you prepared it to boot from the flash drive originally then you could proceed just like I advised.

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