8 Replies Latest reply on Apr 1, 2020 10:49 AM by Joe_Papa

    How to run newer versions of ESXi on an HP ML350 G6 server?

    Joe_Papa Novice

      I have a ProLiant ML350 G6 server with two 6-core processors and 72GB or RAM, (8) 300GB SAS HDDs in RAID, (1) 1TB SATA SSD, and (1) 128GB SD card installed on the MB. I'm hoping to run several VMs off this hardware and it seems like ESXi is the best option I've found so far.


      I have tried to install several version of ESXi without complete success. I initially installed 6.7 and this worked, but was unable to see the RAID array. After some reasearch, it appears that the most compatible version with my hardware is version 5.5 with the HPE custom ISO. When I install this it seems to work properly and I can see the RAID drives... I suppose I could just settle for running the system on 5.5, but I assume there are features and improvements with the newer versions that justify upgrading?


      So I have tried upgrading from the HPE 5.5 to 6.0 using the standard version of 6.0. This was successful, but lost the ability to see the RAID array. I have not tried installing 5.5 HPE first and then upgrading to 6.0 HPE, then upgrading to 6.5 HPE... but perhaps this is next? Or maybe there is a better way to solve this problem? I hope someone can help me.