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  • 1.  Trying to install the product in XSeries 336

    Posted Jul 13, 2009 03:50 PM

    Hello, we have ESX Server 3.5 Installed with a IBM Blade, and now that we have some free servers I want to use that servers to install ESXI 4. I'm trying to install the ESXI in a XSeries 336 Server with a SCSI LSI Controller. IT boots OK, but when it appear a messagem like "Press ESC to Cancel, Press Enter to Install it gets stuck there. The keyboard stops working. Someone knows why?? Waiting for some reply Thanks in advance.



  • 2.  RE: Trying to install the product in XSeries 336

    Posted Jul 13, 2009 04:43 PM

    Have you checked the Hardware Compatibility List

    There are new requirements for version 4 and support for some servers have been dropped.



  • 3.  RE: Trying to install the product in XSeries 336

    Posted Jul 13, 2009 07:23 PM

    Dear DSTAVERT,

    I saw that after my post. Then I read that the 3.5 Version it fit's for 32Bit's CPU but I have the same problem. It gets stuck on the first option screen. Any Ideia?



  • 4.  RE: Trying to install the product in XSeries 336

    Posted Jul 13, 2009 07:26 PM

    Are you trying to install 3.5 or version 4? Version 4 is not supported on the x336.



  • 5.  RE: Trying to install the product in XSeries 336

    Posted Jul 13, 2009 07:30 PM

    First I tryed to install the 4.0 Then I read something about the compatibility with 32Bits Processors. The 3.5 version it's for 32Bits processores, so, I tryed the 3.5. The same thing. It freezes after appear the first options screen.



  • 6.  RE: Trying to install the product in XSeries 336
    Best Answer

    Posted Jul 13, 2009 07:37 PM

    You may be able to install 4

    1. ESXi installation might fail on IBM x336 machines

    On some IBM x336 machines, the ESXi installation process might stop. This is caused by a bug in the machine's BIOS.

    Workaround: Update the machine's BIOS to version 1.15 prior to installing ESXi Installable.