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HP Installable build of ESXi 4.0 Update 1 PSOD on an HP ML115 G5

 

If you have a supported HP server and you need to install ESXi either on a flash drive or a local HDD you should really download the HP-specific build from this link, rather than the one you would download from vmware.com as it includes all the HP CIM providers to allow hardware monitoring – you don’t get those out of the box from VMware.

However, the ML115G5 that I have in my lab isn’t technically on the HP HCL for ESX4 however it works perfectly with ESX4 classic and the VMware-downloaded ESX4i build (as shown here)

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When I try installing the HP-specific ESXi build on it I get a PSOD shortly after boot and it’s game-over.

Techhead is aware of this problem, and has a post on a workaround for retro-fitting the CIM agents to the standard VMware build in the pipeline, so for now just use the standard ESXi build from VMware if you have an ML11x for your lab – and bear in mind this isn’t a production system – it’s a lab – think twice if you are wanting to do this for real use – it’s technically unsupported.

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