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Error Installing ESXi6 on an HP Proliant DL 380 g9 Server

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Last Modified: 2017-08-11
Hi Guys,

I was hoping you can provide some insight.. I am attempting to install ESXi 6 on a new HP Proliant DL380 G9 Server, using the Intelligent Provisioning tools. The installation seems to process, however, I keep getting this warning message:
file:///ks.cfg:line 3: The disk (mpx.vmhba32:c0:t0;L0) specified in install does not support VMFS warning: file:///ks.cfg : Line 5: bootproto --device=vmnic0 specified, but the link was not active. Check that the cable is plugged in.

The server reboots and the process starts all over again.  

Your thoughts are very much appreciated.  

Thanks!

PS.  I also tried the HP customized ESXi ISO image - same results.
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