?
Solved

Vmware ESXi - HP ML350 G5

Posted on 2014-10-16
3
Medium Priority
?
875 Views
Last Modified: 2015-06-10
Hi - I am having an issue with one of our production hosts, which is an HP ML350 G5. It is currently running esxi 5.5 (standard, not even custom hp iso) which is not supported on this server, and we are getting regular vmware errors about the disk i/o latency increasing from 2000ms to 1350000ms - and the virtual machines might as well not exist at this point as performance is significantly  impacted.

Initially I had maybe overloaded the host and so removed half of the vm,s however the problem continued. I then checked the RAID card and it reports no faults with the RAIDs, so I can only imagine that the fault is indeed with the version of the hypervisor.

HP support lists ESXI 5.0 as a supported hypervisor however the vmware compatability guide does not list the ML350 G5 as a supported hardware platform for any version from what I can see.

Does anybody have any experience of either this fault, or of a supported and stable version of ESXI running on an HP ML350 G5?

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:sparky2156
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 42

Accepted Solution

by:
paulsolov earned 1500 total points
ID: 40385566
If you upgraded to 5.5 make sure you update the firmware on the network card/hba.  there's been a lot of issues with 5.5 needing newer firmware on the hardware.
0
 
LVL 122
ID: 40385594
Although the ML350G5 does not appear in the list, does not mean it will not work.

It means it was not certified, or failed certification, or HP just want to sell you new servers.

If you return to ESXi 5.0, does it cure the issue?

There have been issues with the Smart Array driver with versions of ESXi.

see here

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2006942

If this is a serious production server, and is impacting service, you need to think about the use of an unsupported operating system on your hardware.
0
 
LVL 3

Author Closing Comment

by:sparky2156
ID: 40822029
k
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article outlines why you need to choose a backup solution that protects your entire environment – including your VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization hosts – not just your virtual machines.
Ransomware is a malware that is again in the list of security  concerns. Not only for companies, but also for Government security and  even at personal use. IT departments should be aware and have the right  knowledge to how to fight it.
How to install and configure Citrix XenApp 6.5 - Part 1. In this video tutorial we have explained step by step installation of Citrix XenApp 6.5 Server on Windows Server 2008 R2 is explained in this video. We have explained the difference between…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial
Suggested Courses

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question