PSOD while doing upgrade from 4.1 to 5.5 on IBM Server

Tried with all the ways but no luck, so just wanted to share with experts if this can be rectified ?

Recently tried to upgrade Esxi 4.1 u3[IBM] to Esxi 5.5 u1/u2/u3 [tried with all ibm and vmware iso using update manager and reboot with iso both]

always when loading vSphere 5.5 image during install..getting psod[snap attached]

Need help to understand the reason and fix.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
VMware would recommend a fresh installation, rather than an inplace upgrade.

Complete a fresh install with OEM IBM ESXI 5.5, do you then get a PSOD ?

Check hardware and firmware are up to date using latest firmware from IBM.

Check all hardware, are on HCL.

Run diagnostic checks on the hardware platform to confirm no hardware issues.
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patronAuthor Commented:
Thanks Andrew..
Complete a fresh install with OEM IBM ESXI 5.5, do you then get a PSOD ?
Do u want me to replace the flash drive using for embedded oem ? as if its not loading till that install or upgrade option,how i can do fresh install ?
Check hardware and firmware are up to date using latest firmware from IBM.
Firmware is updated
Check all hardware, are on HCL.
yes it is,as same h/w working fine after upgrade in another cluster
Run diagnostic checks on the hardware platform to confirm no hardware issues.
that i will check for sure  with vendor.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
New high quality flash drive, new install.

Check with IBM.
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
PSOD is usually caused by storage drivers.  Have you upgraded the firmware and BIOS on the server to the latest?  Have you checked if the server is on VMware compatibility list?  I would ensure to apply all the latest hardware firmware and then try again.  If the server is under warranty then call IBM.
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patronAuthor Commented:
Any dea if any spacial setting is required to be done in BIOS ,before we install /upgradeEsxi 5.5 or 6 on Server IBM X 3850 X5 -7143 ?

Request you to add some h/w experts here if possible, may that PSOD is causing due to that?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, faulty hardware will cause a PSOD.

Install 6.0 from new, how did this go ?
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patronAuthor Commented:
Thanks Andrew, ll check for that.
just wanted to confirm if any bios setting to be changed before we upgrade esxi 4.1 to 5.5 on ibm server IBM X 3850 X5 -7143
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patronAuthor Commented:
Thanks
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