I personlly never used EDA but with vsphere 5 and auto deploy would make it a little redundant wouldt it?
What happens if you run the hp iso as a manual install? does it all work ok?
I recently installed HP's ESXi 5 image onto a heap of BL620 G7's which have the serverengine 10GB CNA cards in them (which is now Emulex after they bought them out) the HP ESXi build worked perfectly but I wasnt using EDA.
Sorry forgot to mention that..
The manual install runs like a charm, no errors or what so ever..
I cannot use autodeploy because i do not have the enterprise + license. We are going to use the machines unmanaged.
find it all out...
When using the default VMware image, downloaded from VMware, and NOT using the HP Iso from oktober 2011, everything is installed perfectly.
The HBA drivers are installed, SAN is working and installation runs like a charm with EDA.
i thought EDA would be superfluous too but there's one major difference between it and auto deploy. auto deploy makes the hosts kind of stateless and doesn't perform any scripting. do configure the host you need host profiles and a enterprise plus license. for everybody else the EDA is a welcome alternative i think. at least that's why i updated it
We too would like to use a custom ISO of vSphere5. Is there a setting in EDA somewhere for this? Perhaps its a trust level thing that needs to be raised from vmware to partner?
adding the actual error when using a custom ISO:
/cd/esx/net-qlcn.v00: file not found.
Fatal error: 15 (Not found)