Same problem here
AMD Phenom II X3 710
Samsung 500GB SATA2
4x 2GB RAM
Tried SATA in AHCI and Native IDE mode.
As strange as this sounds... make sure that your NIC driver is supporte and properly loading. Lvmdriver won't load without at least one operational NIC on the system.
Ah - that might be it. I suspected the onboard NICs wouldn't be supported but I didn't expect it to refuse booting
ok, I've disabled the onboard NIC and put in a PCI-NIC (CNET 1Gbit), same error. I'm going to try anoter NIC when I get home, an old 3com.
I'll keep you posted.
I don't think CNET or 3com are supported. You'll have to look at the HCL to find a NIC that is supported.
I just suggested this one to someone else. I think this will work., it
should use Intel e1000 driver. Also pretty much anything from Broadcom
would work, as we support tg3 and bnx2 drivers.
Same error here with "failed to load tpm" "failed to load lvmdriver"
New test hardware with onboard NIC "Realtek 8111C", Core i7, 12GB RAM.
Will try tomorrow with a spare PCIe Broadcom NIC and report back.
yep had same problem here
put in e1000 compatible nic and problem gone
What sort of system are you using?
I am not sure if that is directed at me as I don't want to hijack the thread, if it helps the collective knowledge though I will list my system specs:
TigerDirect kit with:
Asus P6T mobo
Intel Core i7 920
SATA Seagate Barracuda 7200 1.5TB HD (with AHCI selected)
12 GB of Corsair 1600 MHz RAM
PNY video card
Realtek 8111c Gb NIC (onboard)
Will try the build tomorrow with Broadcom "BCM5705KFBG" NIC. Upon a quick effort did not see this one on the HCL list but I certainly could have fat fingered my search.
tytan s2915-e motherboard with onboard raid lsi1068e and dual barcelona 2350 working with esxi4 (onboard nvidia nics)
asus m3n78 motherboard with hp e200 raid card and phenom 9550 working with esx4 (Intel pro/1000 PT Desktop Adapter)
Asus P5B motherboard with IBM ServRaid 8s and intel q6600 working with esxi4 (Intel pro/1000 PT Desktop Adapter)
Thanks all for your help. I've put in a Intel pro 1000GT and ESXi installed fine now.
Why vmware doesn't just say "Error : Unsupported NIC" is beyond me.
Now iv'e only have to wait for vSphere client to work in Windows 7, lol.