You can create optional partitions during or after the ESX installation procedure.

ESX Optional Partitions describes the optional partitions.

ESX Optional Partitions

Mount Point

Type

Recommended Size

Location

Partition Description

/home

ext3

512MB

Virtual disk in a VMFS volume

Used for storage by individual users.

/tmp

ext3

1024MB

Virtual disk in a VMFS volume

Used to store temporary files.

/usr

ext3

 

Virtual disk in a VMFS volume

Used for user programs and data.

/var/log

ext3

2000MB

Virtual disk in a VMFS volume

Used to store log files.

The graphical and text installers create this 2000MB partition by default.