ESXi 5.5 install hang on dell PE 2950
Posted on 2013-12-09
I'm a volunteer at a charity, and we have the following setup
Dell PE 2950, gen 1, 2x xeon 5160, 32GB ram, perc H700 RAID, 6x 4TB SAS HDD the BIOS is 2.7.0
I had successfully installed ESXi5.5 on this box before we converted the Perc 5i to a perc h700, and there is no data to migrate. I initialized the array, and the H700 sees the one virtual disk.
The problem is that when i boot from the ESXi DVD, it seems to load properly, then it hangs on a black screen, the two the lights on the 6 SAS drives are on steady. I'm not getting any indication of problems with the RAID battery.
Any idea what's causing this to hang when i was able to boot from the ESX 5.5 cd previously?