We had issues installing ESX 3.01 on a Sun X4600 (8 dual core, 32GB ram)
The install went into a loop during loading of scsi drivers. The fix I found was to use the "esx noapic" on the welcome screen of ESX.
Now there is a warning upon boot, that says that apic is turned off, and that this is not recommended.
What impact does this have on the system?
I don't want to put the server in production until I know what this does with the server.
The server was updated with the latest firmware/bios from Sun's webpages prior to installing ESX 3.01