This post is written by Sandesh K, Shiva Katta and Krishnaprasad K

This white paper explores a way of exposing iDRAC vFlash partition to ESXi to use it as a datastore. It talks about step by step configurations needed to make an iDRAC vFlash partition as a datastore in VMware ESXi.

However note that VMware officially don’t support FAT16 filesystem. VMware officially supports only VMFS and NFS for datastores.

The white paper can be downloaded from here