allanLeahy
Contributor
Contributor

Can't install ESXi 5.1 on IBM X3650 M2

I'm trying to install ESXi on my 3650 and I don't get any messages the CDROM will light up and I will see the cursor change but I will get no messages on the console.  I have tried several different copies of ESXi and I have tried to install using th IMM with the same results.

Has anyone else seen this issue?

Thanks

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vmroyale
Immortal
Immortal

Hello and welcome to the communities.

Might be asking the obvious here, but did you verify the hash after you downloaded the media?

Can you use any media on the server - like Windows OS?

Are you running the IBM-recommended firmware levels?

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aravinds3107
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

but I will get no messages on the console

Do you mean when you power ON the server you dont see anything on the server, like it detects memory, show BIOS version and etc etc..

Did you also try to install some other OS and see if its same case ??

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allanLeahy
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Contributor

I did verify the checksum

I can install linux

I'm running the latest version of firmware

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memaad
Commander
Commander

Hi,

What is BIOS boot option set to ?

Regards

Mohammed

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allanLeahy
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Contributor

It is set to boot to CDROM, I'm installing ESXi 4.1 now and I'm hoping I can then upgrade

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aravinds3107
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

I'm installing ESXi 4.1 now and I'm hoping I can then upgrade

If you are able to install ESXi 4.1, then probably you may have re-check the ESXi 5 image which you have downloaded ( I know you have already checked) but try to re-download the image again if you can..

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