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 HP Compaq 6005 Pro Small Form Factor PC 
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Post HP Compaq 6005 Pro Small Form Factor PC
As per the specs here: HP 6005 SFF PC

- HP 6005 SFF
- Chipset AMD 785G
- Onboard Nic - Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet BCM 5761
- AMD Athlon II X2 B24 Processor 3.0 GHz
- BIOS 786G6 v01.03
- Onboard SB700 SATA Working

There were a few bios settings we had to tweak, such as disabling the TPM module and disabling USB and re-ordering the IRQ's.

Using a custom OEM I have successfully installed ESXi on it.

Firstly it has a NetXtreme BCM5761 Gigabit Ethernet which required us to get the /etc/vmware/simple.map and add in the following line:

14e4:1681 0000:0000 network tg3.o

So that the tg3 driver was loaded during the install and at boot.

Plus then for whatever crazy reason the USB ports refused to load either ehci_hcd or usb-ohci modules. So I commented those out by updating the: /etc/vmware/init/init.d/04.usb to only have the following:

#!/bin/sh
# Copyright 2008 VMware Inc.,

VmkloadMod random || {
Error "Failed to load random"
return ${FAILURE}
}

Removing this section:

Exec esxcfg-init -u || {
Error "Failed to initialize USB"
return ${FAILURE}
}

Mean't that the USB subsystem didn't load.

It did mean we needed to use a PS2 keyboard to get it installed, but that wasn't a biggie.

One thing that would be nice is with WGET downloads you do, supporting a proxy server would be nice (if http_proxy environment variable is set then use "wget -Y on ...")

Overall a reasonably painless experience. Thank you so much for such a great script.

Attached is the oem.tgz I used.


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File comment: The custom oem.tgz we added to get the server to boot and run with ESXi 4.0 U1 on a HP SFF 6005 desktop.
oem.tgz [521.68 KiB]
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Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:51 pm
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Post Re: HP Compaq 6005 Pro Small Form Factor PC
The updated simple.map is also needed with ESX 4.1 Update 1.

I didn't need to have TPM or the USB Ports turned off anymore.

I used the mkesxaio I updated the ESXi 4.1 Update 1 ISO and rebuilt / upgraded the server and it worked a treat.


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File comment: Updated simple.map for ESXi 4.1 Update 1
esx41upd1-sff6005.tgz [3.02 KiB]
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Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:59 pm
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Post Re: HP Compaq 6005 Pro Small Form Factor PC
Hi Plambrechtsen

I just wanted to know if you could tell me how to add the oem.tgz into the iso file.

I've googled around but did not find the exact info I was looking for.

You can always email me.

Thanks in advance

Problem solved !!


Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:18 am
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