my VMware-ESXi 4.0 U1 has a timing problem on boot process.
Hardware: Dell Power Edge R510 with Raid-Controller SAS6/iR and SATA-Raid-1.
The Error-Message is Failed to find boot partition (Invalid Primary Boot Bank Detected: ...)
I have find a solution for this problem and i thing it's a bug that should be resolved.
in /etc/vmware/init/bin/functions.sh at function SetupBootBanks()
insert after '# Rescan to discover volumes\n Exec vmkfstools -V' the line 'Exec sleep 5'
Thank You for problem resolving
Do you mean to say sleep for 5 sec is resolving the problem?
ESX storage driver is not able to find the VD and entering into the failed shell. are you sure that your VD is created properly?
Do you see any warning/error message during the POST.?
the boot problem is resolved with VMware-ESXi 4.1.0.