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New ESXi install fails (PSOD)

kiwistag
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I have just installed ESXi 4.0 with the imaged HP extensions (208167) onto a HP DL160 G6 (new Xeon quad core HT).
I ran memtest86 for days with no issues. Today I installed the disks and it installed fine.
The error is: PF exception (14) in world 9121

Can anyone supply some guidance? (se attached screenshot)
BTW - PSOD = Purple Screen of Death.
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Further specs: Xeon X3450, 8GB DDR3 RAM,
2x 1TB Seagate ES.2 HDD's in RAID 1.0
1x NC112T NIC
SAS/SATA RAID Controller with 512MB BBWC.
The PSoD may have been caused due to incompatible Hardware.

I suppose either its due to the RAID Controller or the NIC.

Please use the VMware HCL before installation of ESX for checking hardware compatibility.

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php

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ESX ok - ESXi seems to be not listed..
Oh crap.
That being the case, try installing ESX and check whether the PSoD goes away.

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http://communities.vmware.com/message/1342212
According to this it should work using a Hardware RAID controller. I think it's the P410 that was packaged in this server. (HotSwap drives & PCI-E card)
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oh just found this

http://www.vladan.fr/re-release-of-esx-4-update-1/

it could point to your error and there is an update v4 update 1a thats fixes this issue

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Sweet - some of the loading modules in the logs did point to the HP services (initially).
Even though the server "isn't" supported by HP - the internal hardware seems to be up to scratch.
I've got ESX & ESXi 4.1 U1 WITHOUT the HP modules to try tomorrow.
The U2 update doesn't seem to be allocated to be freely downloadable yet.. Strange.
Paul SolovyovskySenior IT Advisor
Top Expert 2008

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Try Update 2 just came out a few days ago

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yes I noticed the u2 is not available for download yet from vmware so you need to use host update to get it

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Thanks IanTh. You were correct (partially) with the article. The server does run ESXi fine however despises the HP CMI package. It runs fine without it. (Installed it last & it toasted so not going to use it in this case any more).