Faced with the problem, I did not manage to overcome, no matter how trying.
The problem next server IBM x3455 with established AMD processors Opteron 2216 when trying to install "from scratch" at the end of the installation is constantly throws purple window.
I do try to install version 6.0, then honored that these processors are not supported in the second branch, I had to put 5.5, but without success. I tried versions 5.5, 5.5b, 5.5d all empty, the same error.
Somebody faced a similar mistake, tell me what to do?
Thank you in advance!
It looks IBM x3455 is not in VMware hardware compatibility list.
Search here - VMware Compatibility Guide - System Search
You can try to install ESXi with IBM customized ESXi ISO.
In above URL product list also I cannot find x3455.
Make sure you use supported hardware before you put it in Production.
Try to install ESXi with IBM ESXi installer ISO. It may work.
if it don't then you need to get new supported hardware or talk with hardware vendor for the fix.
I tried the version for which you have given reference (ESXi_5.5_U1_v1_IBM_1746018_vmwaresx5_32-64), and pumped fresh branch (VMware-ESXi-5.5.0-Update3-3248547-LNV-20160105), nothing has changed, purple screen of death 😕
Just an FYI, but the last supported version of ESXi for the x3455 is 3.5.
Taking a quick look, the oldest Custom ISO from IBM that I could find is ESXi 5.0 U1.