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bggb29
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esx3i install on a dl385's fails

I have had no luck installing 3i on either of 2 new dl385/s The install cd gets about 98% of the install bar completed then garbage is displayed on the screen and the install restarts for the hypervisor. I have updated the bios no luck.

I can boot from the 3i usb beta no problem. However I can't get anything to complete a boot. Downloaded the rcli server with the beta changed the license to eval and get grub errors on the boot.

Anybody have a install of 3i running on these systems. HP says they are not on their supported matric the vm hcl show support for 3i and 3.5

Can I install this to a usb key off of the cd as well ? I know the 380 and 580 only displayed hard drives for the install

BTW

The cd completes a boot on a dl380 and 580 so the iso is good.

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xAyiDe
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Actualy there is a way to boot from USB, read this thread: http://communities.vmware.com/message/825254#825254

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bggb29
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I have built a key using this process, and it indeed does boot the 385. However in the thread it mentions that it is not supported so I would not put it in production like that.

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