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      • 15. Re: Vmware ESX server on HP Proliant DL385 G2
        vmorales Novice

        I'm having a similar issue on an HP DL360 G4 server.  In my case, I actually had vmware running fine (created virtual machine and everything).  Then when I removed the server from my desk and had it racked into our colo space, it would not boot.  The error would read:

             "PANIC: Error while reading file: -3, state.tgz"

         

        and then presents me with a "boot: " prompt, where anything typed results in the following error:

             "Could not find kernel image: "

         

        Prior to the "panic" error, it appears that the system is loading multiple modules, before failing on "state.tgz". 

         

        When I try to use iLO interface to load virtual CD/DVD media, I get a network error:

             "Network Error (java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused: connect)"

         

        Perhaps I do not have the required ports opened for this feature?

        Anyone have any ideas?

         

        Thanks for any and all input.

        • 16. Re: Vmware ESX server on HP Proliant DL385 G2
          mav1ms Novice

          I had some similar issues like this, but this was on previous gen DL's.  For mounting the ISO over the ILO make sure the speed and duplex is at 100/Full (auto/auto is fine, just make sure those are the minimums) I have had issues (specifically with ESX) when trying to boot ISO's over 10/Full or 100/Half.  Another thought on the CD is that it is not unusual for the burner that was used and the CD ROM drive in those servers to have issues; in the past I have had to try different combinations of CD's/CD ROM's and burner.  I have had this both on Windows CD's and with ESX.  A bad CD ROM drive has been the usual suspect.

          • 17. Re: Vmware ESX server on HP Proliant DL385 G2
            vmorales Novice

             

            Thanks for your response.  We ended up moving to a Sun X4100 server... 

             

             

             

             

             

            Vlad

             

             

            • 18. Re: Vmware ESX server on HP Proliant DL385 G2
              yardjockey Lurker

              You have to get a updated version of menu.c32. I used Iso to USB and it updated it for me. Problem solved on mine anyway.

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