ESXi USB Install

If you have a host that doesn’t have a CD-ROM or want to modify oem.tgz, you may find it easier to extract the ISO image to a USB flash drive and then run your install from it. The below method will allow you to create a USB flash drive which you can then use to …

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Motherboards and unsupported servers that work with ESX 3.5 and/or ESXi 3.5 Installable

This table contains a list of systems, motherboards and SATA controllers that have been tested and found to work with ESX 3.5 or ESXi 3.5 Installable. Please check out the source column for a system you are considering using as some systems will include special steps to enable ESX / ESXi to run on that system …

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SATA Mounting root Failed

In some cases when you install ESX 3.5 on a system with a SATA controller, the install will complete but will fail to boot with the error “mounting root failed”. The problem is that ESX does not recognize the specific SATA but you may be able to edit the PCI id database files to get ESX …

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