lavinl
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Installing RHEL 5.5 on Vsphere 4.1 Cluster

I am creating a RHEL server VM on a new 4.1 cluster, I point the V DVD to a RHEL 5.5 installation DVD... As the install begins, there is a problem finding a device to install on. I never had a problem like this with earlier versions of ESX... Is there a trick to this... do I need to create special devices to install on?

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marcelo_soares
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Are you using an ISO on your computer? Or a burned DVD on your drive?

You can try:

- Copy the ISO onto the ESX datastore and attaching it to the VM cdrom

- Insert the CD on the ESX server directly and attach the host cdrom to the VM

- Try to "Emulate IDE" if you are using a client device, on the VM edit settings.

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lavinl
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Sorry, I should have been more clear... I have no problem seeing the cdrom... The rhel installation starts... but when it comes to the point where it tries to chose a disk to install on, it finds none. I have created a virtual disk to install it on but the installation does not see it,

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lavinl
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I figure it out myself... I needed to change the SCSI type to LSI versus paravirtual

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marcelo_soares
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Aaaaaaahn..... so it is not finding the SCSI device... weird....

You can try changing the SCSI Bus driver from BusLogic to LSI Logic (or vice-versa). Is RHEL 5.5 a new version or an older one? Do you have optional kernels with SCSI support to load when trying to install?

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