14 Replies Latest reply on Apr 9, 2008 8:49 AM by Kake

    Windows install takes over 3 hours with ESX 3.5

    Kake Enthusiast

      Hello,

       

       

       

       

       

      I just installed VMWare esx 3.5. I'm using HP Blade with EVA 4000, and I got problems with installing and using virtual machines.

       

       

       

      Installing ESX 3.5 went without errors, but installing Windows 2003 takes about 3 hours. The install stalls on 13 % (registering components) for hour or so. After I managed to install the Windows I wanted to update it to SP2.

       

       

      First SP2 install didn't pass, but after few tries it finaly looked like ok install. SP2 install also took hours. After SP2 install I lost the computer totaly. I can login but after that I just get blank screen and the desktop wont load.

       

       

       

      I removed the SP2 from safe mode and I was able to use the server again. I have tried to install SP2 from CD and internet. Both have the same result.

       

       

       

      I got same problem with every virtual machine I make. Anyone else having these problems? Any solutions?