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Random Reboots

I am currently running ESXi 3.5.0 Build 123629 on a  Poweredge 1900.  For some reason the ESX host is rebooting randomly .  I have updated the Dell bios's to the latest firmare but I still continue to have the issue.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated because I am truly stumped.
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  • Have you taken a look thru yourESX server logs for possible errors?
  • Have you tested an verified your RAM?
  • Have you checked on the VMWare HCL(Hardware Compatibility List) to see if the Power Edge 1900 is listed?  Last time I checked it wasn't, as I have a Customer with the PE1900 and wants to look at ESXi.
scoutman75Author Commented:
Question 1:  I have not looked through the logs of the ESXI server.  I'll do that!
Question 2:  I have run the dell diagnostics on the system.  The RAM checked out ok.  
Questions 3: I do not see the 1900 but I do see the 1950.  
  1. Definitely check your logs or post for assistance
  2. Actually try also running memtest86.com. The test should run for at least 24 hours(just to make sure all checks out)
  3. I agree that the 1950 not the 1900 is listed.  I am not sure how literal VMWare is with the HCL for such an incremental change.  Their caveat maybe that there is "no guarantee"....
Jonathan WoodsCommented:

Did you ever find a solution to your problem? I have ESXI 4.1 running on a PE1950 and it is also rebooting or locking up like crazy. I seen a URGENT Bios update rolled out by dell but I have not been able to figure out how to update the bios from within ESXI. I'm also trying to have my JR tech follow my directions as the server is at his location 6 hours away.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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