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If it say not supported in Vmware HCL. then its not supported.
But still you will be able to install on few hardware with limited features.
But you can try updating the firmware and installing new ESXi5.
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Yes tried latest firmware and disabling various bits of h/w already.
But thanks for the reply
HP ProLiant ML110 G7 Server series is not in the HCL List,
But for the R&D u can install the Supported hardware as Network Adapter HP NC360T PCI-E Dual Port Gigabit Server Adapter and Controller card
HP Smart Array P410/ZM 2-ports Int PCIe x8 FIO SAS Controller
HP Smart Array P212/256 BBWC 1-ports Int/1-ports Ext PCIe x8 FIO SAS Controller
Have a Look with the below Link for HP ProLiant ML110 G5 Server which has install with the ESXi 5.0
this is not a G7 Series but for R&D u can do it.
Frustrating as some friends have their ML110 G6 working fine with ESXi5, without any additional NICs or RAID cards.
HP ESXI CD won't work because the included CIM Provided are not compatible to the ML110/115 Series.
Have you defined a RAID on the onboard RAID Controller?
Change the SATA configuration from RAID to AHCI or IDE Compatible.
I have a ML110 G6 and everything works fine. The G7 Server has the same SATA RAID Controller as the G6 (B110i) and the NC112i/NC112T network card is on the HCL.
I'm running into the same problems with the HP ML110 G7 with the E3-1220 Xeon. I also get the Pink Screen during the boot process.
I've made sure that the various BIOS settings are set (Intel VT, ) and for the SATA I've moved it to AHCI mode. I even removed the HP SmartArray P212.
HP ML110 G7
ProLiant System BIOS - J01 (05/20/2011)
Proc 1: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31220 @ 3.10Ghz
HP Power Profile Mode: Maximum Performance
Power Regulator Mode: HP Static High Performance Mode
No-Execute Memory Protection: Enabled
Intel(R) Virtualization Technology: Enabled
Processor Core Disable: All Cores Enabled
Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology: Enabled
Intel(R) VT-d: Enabled
So far no luck, I will keep you updated if I make any progress.
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I have checked my settings on the G6 Model an found that my SATA setting is set to "Compatible"
I have also turned Turbo Mode off, but I think this is not the problem.
When does this purple screen appear? Before or after you have installed ESXi 5.0?
What kind of ESXi 5.0 Release/Install Medium do you use? The RTM Build is 469512 and your Build is 504890, which is a Patch Release.
I've the same config here.
I've tried all the different settings for the on board RAID/SATA controller, with no luck.
Even tried the HP and plain VMware vanilla media/versions, both of which give the PSOD!
During the boot to install... about 2 or 3 seconds after the screen turns yellow, it PSOD.
Exact error that's been screen shotted.
I've even prepped a USB key on one of my HP microservers, and it does the same thing as it does trying to install.
I've also just remembered that a second or 2 before the screen turns yellow it has a orange error/warning appear on screen
Memory map contains over lapping ranges.
Multiboot memmap contains overlapping ranges.
Searching the web, I've found people with the same error messages, but they are not on ML110 G7
At the moment i've got around the problem with ESXi4 on the bare metal, with ESXi nested.
I needed to get some study in, as running out of time for my VCP4 to VCP5 upgrade.
Manfred & Bill
I've tried the ESXi 5.0.0 RTM Build 469512, the 504890 (which is the updated version you can download with the iSCSI fixes), I will also try the Build 515980 tomorrow using Auto-Deploy (my way of learning Auto-Deploy and PowerCLI for the VCP5 exam).
I've been digging in the BIOS to track down everything that impacts the memory, and I have done some settings that make the Boot process of the ML110 G7 so slow, I wonder if it's frozen (I was mucking with the 1GB hole, the memory speed etc...) But I ran out of time this evening. might need to pull the CMOS Batt to get my BIOS reset.
I've run memtest86+ release 4.20 on the stock HP memory (1x4GB) and on the Kingston KTH-PL313E/4G memory (4x4GB) and both work fine.
Bill I saw those orange message pass very quickly. Have not had the time to study the video of I did. Thanks for transcribing the messages.
Issue Fixed !!!
ESXi 5.0 runs great on the ML110 G7.
trust with your solution please ...
I wanted to validate and test the solution first.
Here is my blog post http://www.bussink.ch/?p=382 on how to get ESXi 5.0 on the HP ML110 G7.
But to cut it short, change in the BIOS in the Power Management \ Advanced Power Management Options \ Minimum Processor Idle Power State: C6 States
And give it a spin...