bsmithVa
Contributor
Contributor

Intel Server and Slow Boot of ESXi

Intel SC2600GZ Server with an Intel RS3DC040 Raid card.  Both are on the hardware supported list for VMWare 6.5

I have installed 6.5 with no problems, but when I turn the server on, it hangs at Hypervisor recovery screen for about 30 minutes and then takes another 2.5 hours until the boot finishes.

Any idea's

Brian Smith

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mhampto
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Is there a specific task displayed it is hanging on?

After boot, is there anything in the vmkernal logs that provide some idea what task is causing this?

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cjscol
Expert
Expert

Do you have any VMs using RDMs? If so have you perennially reserved the RDM LUNs?

Calvin Scoltock VCP 2.5, 3.5, 4, 5 & 6 VCAP5-DCD VCAP5-DCA http://pelicanohintsandtips.wordpress.com/blog LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cscoltock
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SureshKumarMuth
Commander
Commander

Just to eliminate the environment issue (like storage device scanning etc), remove your HBA cables from the host and try to boot and see , this will help us to isolate the issue.

Regards, Suresh https://vconnectit.wordpress.com/
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