hiteshluthrait
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Problem in installing ESXi 3.5 update 3 on vmware workstation---kindly help

hi all Great minds

im hitesh and working in india as system administrator and wanted to learn virtualization and therfore i decided to install esxi 3.5 server on my workstation.

i have following configuration of PC and using *vmware workstation 6.5* to install ESXi 3.5 update 2 but i get stuck / hang on the screen where it shows " Vmkernel loaded successfully" and no response from the pc.

configuration is as follows.

CPU -- Quard core Q8400

Ram-- DDR2 4 gb

HDD --SATA Seagate

if more details are needed then i can provide. Kindly help me in learning it.

Thanks

Hitesh Luthra

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krowczynski
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Check out, if you have done this correctly.

http://www.petri.co.il/how-do-you-install-vmware-esx-server-3i-esxi.htm

MCP, VCP3 , VCP4
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krowczynski
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Virtuoso

Sorry forgot something.

Here:

Create a new virtual machine choose custom advanced.

Choose operatingsystem Other Linux 64bit

Then choose the lsilogic scsi kontroller.

Then choose the appropriet memory and disk settings.

remove the virtual machine from favorite list.

Edit the vmx file and add line: monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = "true"

Start the virtual machine and boot from the .iso file.

Install esxi.

MCP, VCP3 , VCP4
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Immortal
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See .

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petedr
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xtravirt has a good document installing esx 3.5 ( not i though ) on workstation 6.5

http://xtravirt.com/xd10004

www.phdvirtual.com, makers of esXpress

www.thevirtualheadline.com www.liquidwarelabs.com
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hiteshluthrait
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Thanks to all for your reply

these all steps i have already done, but no luck. And also when i start the Virtual Machine i tells me that your hardware is not capable of hardware virtualization, what is that.

thanks

Htiesh Luthra

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hiteshluthrait
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And after getting messege that your hardware is not compatible for running hardware virtualization , i click OK and then it starts loading ISO file and get hang / stuck at the message " VMkernel loaded succesfully"

and then nothing happens.

Thanks

Hitesh Luthra

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pramodupadhyay5
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hi hitesh,

can u post the configuration of ur vmx file...

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hiteshluthrait
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Pls find my virtual machine configuration file and let me know the problem.

regards

Hitesh Luthra

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hiteshluthrait
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Pls find the error messege which i get while starting VM and after i click OK it get stuck / hang on the "VMkernel loaded successfully"

Regards

Hitesh luthra

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admin
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Your CPU is reporting that it is not VT-capable. You are probably suffering from Intel erratum AV69 (see http://download.intel.com/design/processor/specupdt/318727.pdf). The fix for this issue is a BIOS upgrade. You should contact your system manufacturer to see if a new BIOS is available.

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hiteshluthrait
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I have recently purchased new CPU and motherboard after searching for the VT technology enabled CPU in intel and what is the problem with it now.

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Immortal
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See the Intel erratum I referred to above.

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