Could it be something as simple as incompatibility? Which generation of the DL160 are you using? If you're not seeing hardware-related issues displayed at POST, have you tried booting from the latest Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) and run diagnostics to make sure the hardware is fully functional?
Sorry for my late reply.
I have had a lot of things to deal with lately, but now I have been able to try fixing it again.
I have used the HP 2014 SP3 Firmware CD to upgrade the server and have yet not experienced any issues, this was done yesterday.
I'm running a DL160 G6 for your information, If I run into this issue again after this upgrade I will see if I can get my hands on some kind of diagnostics tools.
I have no error messages about the hardware displayed at the POST so I'm hoping it should go well after this upgrade, otherwise I will run the diagnostics after that I think the only possible reason would be a CPU error/fault.
Thanks for your help!
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From you description come to know that your company wan to utilize old retired hardware ,
If so please user esx 4.1 instead of latest version for compatibility point of view .
I would not consider a HP DL160 G6 with 2 x Xeon E5620 and fresh memory as retired hardware, it's not new but not that old to be called retired.
Should also be fine considered it's running on the HP version of ESXi, also I don't see how ESXi 4.1 would have better compatibility, I really hope that VMware development isn't going backwards.
This happened once again today and I was hoping I had fixed the issue
What I did was upgrade the BIOS Firmware, replace some memory and it was running fine for about 3 weeks... now I got the same message again "PCPU locked up".
The only thing I can think of now is that one (or both) of the CPU's is bad, so I will start with removing one of them and wait and see.
If it crashes; I will remove/replace the other one too and see if that one is the problem.
If anybody has anything to add, please do so.
This looks like incompatibility issues.
I also have a HP DL60G6 and I also experience this PSOD once in a while.
I have switched one of the CPU's out and was running it for about 3 weeks without issue.
However it crashed again, but this one looks a little bit different than the last one.
I'm probably gonna try switching out the other one too, but I suspect it won't help...
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