3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 15, 2011 1:17 AM by tagrawal

    ESXi 4.1 Installation Error while trying to install on DELL T5500

    tagrawal Lurker

      This issue is coming on DELL T5500 trying to install through DVD in interactive mode


      Hardware Spec:

      Intel  E5620 2.4 Ghz CPU

      Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller

      16 GB RAM

      2* 1 TB SATA hard disks



      Error Message:


      /lib/python2.5/vmkctl.py" line 11328, in Load

      def Load(args): return_vmctkl.ModuleImpl_Load(args)

      vmkctl.HostCtlException: Unable to load module /usr/lib/vmware/vmkmod/vmfs3:Failure


      Already verified following community links but found no solution:


      I figured it out that NIC should not be a issue as it is listed in the HCL for current release ESXi 4.1

      Referred link




      Any HELP will be really appreciated.


      Thanks much!




      Already tried steps:


      1) Changed the SATA mode in BIOS(DELL A06 version)  as ATA as well as tried with AHCI

      2) Enabled both Virtualization options in BIOS

      3) Formated Hard disk by installing Windows 7 and trying to install ESXi server on top on it.