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    Hello ppl,

    I'm new in this forum. I have problem installing ESXi into my PC.

    I have error saying:

    The installation operation has encountered a fatal error:
    Unable to find a supported device to write the VMware ESX Server 3i 3.5.0 image to.

    The following system information will assist the VMware support team with your problem. Please record this information before proceeding.

    System information:
    Manufacturer : IBM
    Model:9212KAD
    Service Tag:L3G4946
    BIOS Rev: 2FKT23AUS

    With this error, how can i solve it. Anyone knows???
    Thanks =)

  • #2
    Re: ESXi Installation

    While i'm no VMWare guru i would hazard a guess at your RAID card in the IBM server is not supported by ESXi.

    Is it on the HCL??

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    • #3
      Re: ESXi Installation

      Eh.. i dun quite get u.. How do i check the HCL thing?
      If it does not support.. what can i do to make it support.
      Thanks! =)

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      • #4
        Re: ESXi Installation

        Originally posted by avenlin View Post
        Eh.. i dun quite get u.. How do i check the HCL thing?
        If it does not support.. what can i do to make it support.
        Thanks! =)
        Try reading this

        http://forums.petri.com/showthread.php?t=27046

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        • #5
          Re: ESXi Installation

          I did the hardware requirement.

          My com does support to it.

          SO i dunno what's the problem i'm facing.

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          • #6
            Re: ESXi Installation

            Originally posted by wullieb1 View Post
            and

            Hardware Compatibility Guides!
            http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/resources/cat/119
            These are the HCLs for the product. Follow them to ensure your environment is officially supported by VMware. No production environment should stray from what's documented here.

            Community-Supported Hardware/Software for VMware Infrastructure
            http://www.vmware.com/resources/communitysupport/
            In 2007, VMware began maintaining a web page of non-HCL hardware that works with VMware ESX. This is a list of hardware and software components that have been reported to work with VMware Infrastructure, either by the community or by the individual vendors themselves. Great for people trying to build a cheap lab out of dubious or whitebox hardware. If your hardware is not on the official VMware HCL, check this list to see if someone has reported that your particular piece of hardware works with ESX.

            Additional Resources for Community-Supported Hardware/Software for VMware Infrastructure
            http://www.vm-help.com/Whitebox_HCL.php
            http://ultimatewhitebox.com/
            http://www.vmweekly.com/articles/har..._esx_server/1/
            VCDX3 #34, VCDX4, VCDX5, VCAP4-DCA #14, VCAP4-DCD #35, VCAP5-DCD, VCPx4, vEXPERTx4, MCSEx3, MCSAx2, MCP, CCAx2, A+
            boche.net - VMware Virtualization Evangelist
            My advice has no warranties. Follow at your own risk.

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            • #7
              Re: ESXi Installation

              Originally posted by jasonboche View Post
              and

              Hardware Compatibility Guides!
              http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/resources/cat/119
              These are the HCLs for the product. Follow them to ensure your environment is officially supported by VMware. No production environment should stray from what's documented here.

              Community-Supported Hardware/Software for VMware Infrastructure
              http://www.vmware.com/resources/communitysupport/
              In 2007, VMware began maintaining a web page of non-HCL hardware that works with VMware ESX. This is a list of hardware and software components that have been reported to work with VMware Infrastructure, either by the community or by the individual vendors themselves. Great for people trying to build a cheap lab out of dubious or whitebox hardware. If your hardware is not on the official VMware HCL, check this list to see if someone has reported that your particular piece of hardware works with ESX.

              Additional Resources for Community-Supported Hardware/Software for VMware Infrastructure
              http://www.vm-help.com/Whitebox_HCL.php
              http://ultimatewhitebox.com/
              http://www.vmweekly.com/articles/har..._esx_server/1/
              And there's your answer.

              Thanks Jason.

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              • #8
                Re: ESXi Installation

                if your storage is not on HCL then follow this article below to put your installation on a USB stick. This will allow you to run your ESX installation from a USB memory stick.
                http://www.vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/Boo...h%20drive.html

                Make sure your network card is on HCL too, otherwise you won't see any interfaces to configure networking.

                In order to create a VMstore Plug another USB stick/HDD and rescan your hba listed under USB controller.

                PS: this article is for ESX3i however it should work with ESXi too.

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                • #9
                  Re: ESXi Installation

                  hi,

                  I did till step 6 and i can't continue with it. I followed the steps carefully and tried it several times.
                  But i dun seems to be able to see the IDE drive.

                  This is the link:

                  http://www.vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/ESX..._IDE_drive.php

                  Issit because it can't detect my hardisk? If so, what can i do?

                  i check the IDE no. le, my com can support it.

                  Thanks.

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                  • #10
                    Re: ESXi Installation

                    Step 1 does state "this process assumes you have an IDE drive that ESXi can recognize".

                    I don't think it's a guarantee that procedure works with all drives.

                    Jas
                    VCDX3 #34, VCDX4, VCDX5, VCAP4-DCA #14, VCAP4-DCD #35, VCAP5-DCD, VCPx4, vEXPERTx4, MCSEx3, MCSAx2, MCP, CCAx2, A+
                    boche.net - VMware Virtualization Evangelist
                    My advice has no warranties. Follow at your own risk.

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                    • #11
                      Re: ESXi Installation

                      How to install controller?

                      Btw for school PC, is there only one controller?

                      Thanks! =)

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                      • #12
                        Re: ESXi Installation

                        Open the computer and plug it into an available expansion slot. Pay attention to manufacturers recommendations on preferred slots for array controllers or peripherals needing sufficient bandwidth on the bus.

                        Connect storage to the supported controller.
                        VCDX3 #34, VCDX4, VCDX5, VCAP4-DCA #14, VCAP4-DCD #35, VCAP5-DCD, VCPx4, vEXPERTx4, MCSEx3, MCSAx2, MCP, CCAx2, A+
                        boche.net - VMware Virtualization Evangelist
                        My advice has no warranties. Follow at your own risk.

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