Sounds like a driver packaged with the HP ISO? Maybe try firmware/bio upgrades first then the install HP packaged ISO. I had a similar problem recently with a Dell server and firmware upgrades resolved my issue.
You may be hard pressed to get any help with that crazycen.
From my understanding DL380 G7 Servers are not supported or certified.
I'm currently disappointed as the features and enhancements made in 6.5 would make a big difference for me.
Can you please confirm iLO firmware version installed on the server.
Please update the iLO and Bios to latest versions and try using HPE custom vmware images available for download.
If the issue still persists, perform offline diags and verify the firmware and drivers versions for network and HBA cards as per vmware recipe available vibsdepot.
Please reach out if you still require any further assistance.
Tulsi Anand G
Correct me if im wrong but isn't that pretty much what I said in my post?
Has been upgraded to the latest
What you lose is the HP drivers packaged with the ISO. Typically on HP site or VMware site they will show you what list of drivers are packaged with the ISO. You can always install the standard ISO and install whatever drivers are missing as long as they are HP/VMware certified drivers.
This server is not supported by vSphere 6.5
If you are able to install ESXI 6.5 with VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0-4564106.x86_64.iso not have this issue.
use with that only , this issue came due to the driver compatibility on OEM iso ( oem iso having only supported drivers / latest )
The best my try was - install standard ISO and then UPDATE with HP ISO, after this ESXi 6.5 worked better but not stable.
So I installed 6.0U2 and that is works good.
6.5 HPE iso won't work , you may have to use the standard version only or 6.0 u2 with latest patches
Same issue on HP ML110 G9.
Only now I have read that ML110 G9 is not compatible with 6.5
Is there any way to downgrade to 6.0 U2 without lost any VMs?
BL460c G7 is working flawlessly...
Just my 2 cents on this:
I guess this could be a problem with your RAID controller or local storage, have you tried the following:
- using earlier SSP (e.g. 2016.04) for FW updates, HPE is constantly killing FW updates in newer SPPs for older servers like G7; keep an eye SmartStorage FW updates...
If that doesn't work:
- booting without RAID controller/local storage (use SD card)
hope this helps.
Downgrade to 6.0 U2:
I woult EVER Install ESXi on an a seperate USB thumb drive or SD card, then there is no problem with losing VMs. This should also provide a solution...
(There is a microSD card slot on your ML110 Gen9 which can be used for ESXi boot)
My fault... BL460c G6 is working flawlessly
On BL460c G7 or other ProLiant G7 the problem is the component "hpe-smx-provider" (650.03.11.00.17-4240417), I've managed to solve the problem with exchanging the component with "hpe-smx-provider 600.03.11.00.9-2768847" from 6.0 U2 HPE December ISO. This could be done via Image-Builder.
Another (easier) workaround would be:
1. Install 6.0U2 HPE December ISO
2. Upgrade to 6.5 with VMware vanilla iso (WITHOUT HPE components!!!)
After quick testing both workarounds, I realized that there could be a minor issue with running 6.5 on BL460c G7. There seems to be a problem with the communication between iLO and ESXi as the hostname in iLO isn't synced with the servers hostname as it was with 6.0 or 5.5 .... again this could be a minor issue, but one should keep in mind that the communication between iLO and ESXi is very important. (At least in a blade infrastructure).
I don't know which other components aren't working correctly but most of the sensors seems to show the corrct values: