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 USB Boot ESxi 4.1 on HP DL165 G7 
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I created USB flash BOOT with VMWARE ESXi 4.1.0 and tried all steps

1 boot is running perfectly, intalling ESXi is loading > ok
2 choosing drive to install on > ok
3 last confirmation (f11) to start installation
4 Installation operation Failed!

The installation operation has encountered a fatal error:
- unable to find the system image to install
- this is due to the image nog being mounted correctly or the CD-ROM not being supported

HARDWARE: HP ProLiant DL165 G7

> I tried to set in Bios USB to emulate as hard drive, but no change.
> During setup I can choose on which drive on array I want to install

Anyone some help, hint?

Thanks!


Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:42 am
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See the post by varazir here - viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2543&p=9537&hilit=unable+to+find+the+system+image+to+install#p9537

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Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:51 pm
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Post Re: USB Boot ESxi 4.1 on HP DL165 G7
Hello

I tried already with the ks.cfg file.

During installation I get this error message (in red):

"0:00:00:25.259 cpu7:4989)Warning: Syslog not configured. Please check Syslog options under Configuration.Software.Advanced Settings in vSpehere client."

I could monitor this error by video cam and then capture the frame with this message, because immediat afterwards appears screen with:
"rescanning in 1 seconds, press enter to rescan immediatly"

This appears in an infinite loop.

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Kristof


Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:54 am
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> "0:00:00:25.259 cpu7:4989)Warning: Syslog not configured. Please check Syslog options under Configuration.Software.Advanced Settings in vSpehere client."


That's an OK error.

If you press ALT+F12 what sort of errors do you see?

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Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:49 pm
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setup redone, and now ended with:
"Error encountered before the user interface was initialized
This system does not have a network interface card that is plugged in, or all network interface cards are already claimed. installation cannt continue as requested
"

The server has 4 nic's. plugged in the first one.

ks.cfg is written like this:
vmaccepteula
rootpw cluster
autopart --firstdisk --overwritevmfs
install usb
network --bootproto=static --ip=192.168.0.5 --gateway=192.168.0.1 --hostname=sumavihv --device=3c4a92e65d60 --nameserver=192.168.0.1 --netmask=255.255.255.0

also with dhcp set, same issue.

when hitting ALT-12
"installation abord"
"the system does nog have a network interface"


Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:21 am
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i managed to install esxi with iso: hpvm-install-208167.iso
which seems to be 4.0.0 build, is this ok?

it was a matter of NIC driver

when booting the vmare host now everything goes fine, for a few moments.

after a minute, i get a pink screen with at the end:
"starting coredump to disk
using slot 1 of 1 987666666665432110 diskdump successful
debugger is listening on serial port
press Escape to enter local debugger"

what now?

-there's 20GB ram installed
- 2 raids1 of each 1TB


Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:45 am
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Can you snap a picture of the PSOD?

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in attachment a screen dump (update, better version)


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Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:51 pm
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Try this - http://www.vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/disabl ... tartup.php

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Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:58 pm
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I figured it out to set "CimOEMProvidersEnabled=0"

the 2e step, to enter the console with alt-f1 doesn't work for ESxi 4.0.0.
It works, but console just shows header, and that's it.

But only with the first step (CimOEMProvidersEnabled=0), the server seems to run stable now.

Can I leave it like it is, or do I have to edit the chkconfig.db too?
Is it a must. If not, will I have a 100% stable vmware running?


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