Hardware: Dell Poweredge R630 - running latest BIOS and firmware. SD card boot; Accessories: CD drive; USB port; [NO Hard Drive]
Operating System: VMWare 6.5.0 5310538
Problem with sticky boot up when restarting a Dell Poweredge R630 VMWare ESXi host which has no hard drive. [i.e. boots up from onboard SD card] It can take 3 attempts to restart the server which appears to successfully boot through all the hardware configurations but stalls when loading the VMWare environment. I have spoken with Dell who say that this is a VMWare problem. I am not an expert on this but since the server is running at the moment I was hoping that I might be able to copy the current configuration onto another medium and boot up from it in order to eliminate the SD cards. Does anybody know how to do this?
If the problem is with VMWare how do I diagnose the likely cause? Does anybody know the best course of action?
Thanks to anybody for taking the time to look at this.