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