I've been attempting to provision an ESXi 4.1 VM with Fusion 3.1.1. After accepting the license agreement the install of ESXi appears to stall and I see a warning about Syslog not configured. A search on the Internet suggested checking the md5 checksum which I did, so it appears the ISO download is good. Any other suggestions would be most appreciated!
We have the same problem (exactly the same red warning message) on a fresh installed HP ProLiant ML350 G6 (Raid 5)
After using the ESX4i "583772-005.iso" file from HP, we have a matching MD5 64f54da329a2348307f700fa41c91eb9 as found in the HP Software Depot.
Any ideas to solve this problem are welcome.
BTW: This red line appears installing from CD or USB-Stick as well.
Since you are getting this issue on a Physical server i would sugget you open a new thread in the ESXi section of the forums.
You should also hit Alt + F1 to drop to the console and collect the install.log form /var/log and post it for more help.
If you have a support agreement you should also open a support request on this issue.
Currently I don't have access to my MAC Book so I will check for a way to install the ESXi 4.1 directly on Fusion 3.0 and trying to post the answer (if I find any) here but as I remember I didn't get any warning during installation of ESXi 4.1 on Fusion 3.1. (link)
But before that, may I suggest testing some other way to install VMware ESXi 4.1 on the VMware Fusion 3.1.
As far as I know and I remember it's possible to install VMware ESXi 4.0 (w/o u1) on the Fusion 3 by creating new "Linux Red Hat 5 (64-bit)" VM with having 2 processor and at least 4 GB memory.
After installing the VMware ESXi 4.0 on the VMware Fusion the guest system can be updated (ESXi 4.0 ---> ESXi 4.1) using the update file which is accessible from same page which ESXi 4.1 downloaded. (link)
I think this may help, if the goal is "running ESXi 4.1 on Fusion 3.1".
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As far as I know and I remember it's possible to install VMware ESXi 4.0 (w/o u1) on the Fusion 3 by creating new "Linux Red Hat 5 (64-bit)" VM
I would just use the VMware ESX/ESX Server 4 guest type. FWIW I haven't run into problems any time I've tried installing it (maybe 2 or 3 times). I was using VMware-VMvisor-Installer-4.1.0-260247.x86_64.iso
maybe the vmx-file is not good for whatever reasons - we can check it if you post it