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Your server's booting to the image on the USB drive, but once it's booted to the image it's unable to mount the storage that it booted from; because of this, it's in stateless mode: no VIBs will stick and no configuration will stick because it cannot store them. Your BIOS knows how to work with your storage, but ESXi does not. I'd guess that ESXi doesn't ...
Check your ISO file content whether it has .discinfo and .treeinfo at the root path. I used to face this problem on RHEL 6.3 as I customize the ISO and forgot to copy these file to the root path before burning the ISO.
Can you switch to tty2 and type list-harddrives ? I am just wondering how you know the USB drive is sda since sometimes device names change depending on what kernel, drivers, etc are loaded.
You need to clone 1 use to many other USB sticks ? I would use dd on linux for that. Create the image from the USB stick onto your hard drive dd if=/dev/sdb of=/tmp/usb.img bs=1M And then once that is finished, you can then plug in the USB sticks and clone from the image dd if=/tmp/usb.img of=/dev/sdb dd if=/tmp/usb.img of=/dev/sdc dd if=/tmp/usb.img ...
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