I have been encountering PSOD's while trying to install ESX-i 5.5 U1 (the DELL image) on a DELL Precision T5500 workstation. The system is running the latest A16 BIOS from DELL, and is configured with dual quad core E5630 CPU and 12GB of RAM.
I have tried enabling/disabling various BIOS settings, but to no avail. The error is the same no matter what. I have searched on the web for the error messages, but have not found anything that is close to what I am seeing.
I am attaching two images. The first one shows the PSOD, and the second shows the output from the last page of the log file.
Would really appreciate any help/insight/guidance.
Thanks for the suggestion.
The BIOS setup utility limits the # of parameters available for changing. There was no setting for L3 cache.
I ended up installing Windows 7, and then the DELL BIOS configuration utility. Using this, I was able to disable legacy USB support. This seemed to have been the issue, since I was then able to successfully install ESX-i 5.5.
Thanks for teh correction. My original posting should have said DELL image of ESX-i 5.5.
I also forgot to mention that I used the default ESX-i 5.5 U1 image, in order to get a successful install.
I have installed W2k8R2 on T7400 and atm struggling with the ugly GUI from DCCU (Dell Client Configuration Utility).
I guess the setting you meaned is: Post behavior > USB emulation, right ?
But it is grayed out in DCCU and the text shows "unsupported".
Could you please provide the correct name of the parameter to disable legacy USB support?
Thx a lot.
That is the same utility that I used. I am pretty sure that "Post behavior > USB emulation" is also the BIOS parameter that I had to change. The DCCU has a couple of buttons on the top right. I had to click one of them to make all the parameters to be editable. Or perhaps I had to double click on once of the greyed out parameters. Not sure.
Once I made the changes, DCCU allowed me to export an executable. When this executable was run, I believe it changed the BIOS settings. Unfortunately, I do not recall any more. Since I installed ESX-i on the T5500, the Windows 8.1 instance is history 😞
One other difference is that your system is different - T7400 -vs- T5500, as will be the BIOS and its settings.
Sorry, I have not been much of a help. Please try and fiddle around with DCCU to get it to allow you to change all the parameters.
run a full memory test with memtest86 for at least three days...
I'm worried about physical memory issues
did the memtest give some errors?