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vmware vsphere 5: loading module ipmi_si_drv

Installed the vmware vsphere 5 from hp for my server last week, evetything was fine. We shipped the server and now when they turned on it stuck at the "loading module ipmi_si_drv" ... what can be wrong?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Either hardware is faulty

1. check memory is seated correctly
2. check processors are seated correctly

IPMI are hardware sensors on the HP server.

or re-install ESXi.

Did you use the HP version of ESXi from HP (e.g. Downloaded from HP!)
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mmichaCommented:
I'm not certain, but it may have to do with sensors on the motherboard...

http://nixforums.org/viewtopic.php?p=102551

IPMP = Open Platform Management Interface

May want to make sure nothing came loose during transport...  Not sure if a HP Smartstart CD would give you some diagnostics and get you more insight into what may be going on.
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okamonAuthor Commented:
Yes I used the version from HP and I had no issue at my location.
I will check the hardware see if they are seated properly. So at this point, is there anything to do with the vm OS regarding the message? for ex: os corrupt?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No, check hardware, if hardware is okay, check with HP Diagnostics, check motherboard LEDs, otherwise re-install ESXi.

how was it installed to disk or USB/SD card?
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okamonAuthor Commented:
vm os was install on raid 1 disk. datastore is on raid 10
so if I reinstall the vm os, all my vms still be good right?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
correct, reinstall will preserve vmfs datastore, answer correctly to the prompts.

check RAID status for faults.
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okamonAuthor Commented:
thanks, I will provide update again tomorrow. And I just noticed that after few hours, I am now able to access the host through vsphere client. But under configuration -> health status -> I only see cpu listed there (below the screenshot is just an example, it's not the actual host as I rebooted and now I don't have access again)

 The status says Normal, but when I expand the host, it only list the cpu there... anyway, I will provide you update again tomorrow. And if you have any thought with this please let me know asap.
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okamonAuthor Commented:
after around 2 hrs, now I am able to recoonect the host. Here is the screenshot
it only lists cpu, but no other components... strange

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okamonAuthor Commented:
Problem resolved! after we reseated all the hard drive, it passed through right away! thank you guys for the tip!
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