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  • ESX 3.5 on VmWare W/s 6.0

    I have a slow bootup for ESX 3.5 running on Vmware w/s 6.04 build 93057 on AMD Opetron 165 dual core skt 939. Disk are configured to use Nvidia raid drivers, and Host OS =WinXP, I just need this going so that I can do my labs etc.
    Mobo is Asus A8NSLI.

    The config file for my ESX server is:

    config.version = "8"
    virtualHW.version = "4"
    numvcpus = "2"
    scsi0.present = "TRUE"
    scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
    memsize = "512"
    scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"
    scsi0:0.fileName = "ESX01.vmdk"
    ide1:0.present = "TRUE"
    ide1:0.fileName = "D:\IsoImages\Vmware\esx-3.5.0_Update_2-110268.iso"
    ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image"
    floppy0.autodetect = "TRUE"
    ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
    ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
    ethernet0.connectionType = "bridged"
    ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
    ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"
    svga.autodetect = "TRUE"
    mks.keyboardFilter = "allow"
    displayName = "ESX01"
    guestOS = "redhat"
    nvram = "Red Hat Linux.nvram"
    deploymentPlatform = "windows"
    virtualHW.productCompatibility = "esx"
    tools.upgrade.policy = "useGlobal"
    monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = "TRUE"
    monitor_control.vt32 = "TRUE"
    monitor_control.enable_svm = "TRUE"
    ide1:0.autodetect = "TRUE"
    floppy0.fileName = "A:"
    extendedConfigFile = "Red Hat Linux.vmxf"

    Hope someone has come across this b4 and can help

    Thanks all,

  • #2
    Re: ESX 3.5 on VmWare W/s 6.0

    Is VT enabled in the BIOS
    and this article will help along the way..
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    • #3
      Re: ESX 3.5 on VmWare W/s 6.0

      Thanks Maish,

      I just found out VT is not supported on Gen 1 Opteron CPU's, so I need to upgrade mobo and Cpu to 2nd/3rd Gen.

      Thanks again,