Server is an HP DL380 G6 with 3 current W2K8 servers. The array was successfully expanded giving us 800GB free. Battery Cache was replaced and HP bundle applied to the ESXi 4.1. Technicians have tried twice and been unsuccessful. Disconnected the keyboard after the first try thinking that might have been the issue. the following is from the Tech:
Attempting to upgrade from ESXi 4.x to ESXi 5.x and facing the error attached. There are two partitions, one of which has ESXi on it with the other being a secondary partition from when an array was expanded. Server hardware should be compatible as we’re using similar with ESXi 5.x at alternate sites. Its an HP server and attempted to update with both the VMWare default 5.x bootable ISO as well as the HP VMWare bootbal ISO and received same error when using either upgrade process. Main purpose is to save existing VMWare guest servers, which are on the same disk partition as ESXi 4 while performing the upgrade.