VMware esxi installation error

I was installing VMware vSphere Hypervisor onto my Hp Prolient ML310e Gen8 server. The installation went on successful but when it restarted it gave me an error of Attempting to boot from Hard Disk. Missing Operating System. I tried that several time by turning Logical drive to primary boot, but no success still.

And also does VMware esxi installer installs OS on physical drive or on logical drive ?

Can someone please help.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What storage controller do you have ?

Is it on the HCL ?

Did you download the OEM HP version of ESXi ?

Why are you not installing on a SD card or USB flash drive, which is what ESXi is designed for ?
Support PLEXUSSystems IntegratorAuthor Commented:
I use RAID storage controller and I have downloaded ESXI from the VMware website.

and on its website it is showing to install ESXI on physical server. So I tried that. Because my server goes into infinite loop at windows logo after I installed Hyper-V. So, I was trying to convert physical server into VMware esxi hypervisor.
Ajay ChananaMCSE-2003/08|RHCSA| VCP5/6 |vExpert2018Commented:
I have see similar behaviour but with old versions. I am not sure what version you are installaing.

It might be this issue :-

" vSphere/vSAN 6.0 and earlier versions have not been designed to use 4Kn/512e direct attached disk drives. 512e drives are supported only in version 6.5 and later."
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
What version of ESXi are you trying to install because if you look at the HCL

ESXi is only certified for 6.0, later versions may work, but your server may not work, and hence why it does not make the list for later versions of 6.0.

So you need to be using and testing OEM HPE ESXi 6.0.


Your download can be found here...


Please also note to DOWNLOAD the Gen8 version, NOT the Gen9 version!

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Support PLEXUSSystems IntegratorAuthor Commented:
FYI Andrew, I was using the latest version of ESXi. Version 6.7
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Not supported, so anything could happen.

I would check

1. storage controller is supported e.g. no fake RAID here allowed.

2. install to SD card or USB flash drive.

3. Use 6.0 U3.
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