Error installing ESXi on UCS Flex Flash

I just ran into an issue for the second time that originally came up for me before the end of last year.  While deploying new UCS C220 servers for a customer using Flex Flash as the OS drive, I attempted to install ESXi using the Cisco Custom Image and during the install immediately got this …

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Add UCS vNICs causes vmnic re-order on vSphere host

I recently stumbled upon this issue when adding some new vNICs for use with a new iSCSI storage array.  I followed the usual order of operations for our UCS B-series blades: create new vNIC templates, add the vNICs to the LAN Connectivity Policy in UCS Manager, put first vSphere host in the cluster into maintenance …

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