1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 6, 2018 7:15 AM by daphnissov

    Failed to install ESXI 6.7 - no place to dump data

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      Product:

      Dell Optiplex 7010 Ultra Small Form Factor

       

      Specs:

      Intel® Core™ i5-3570S Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz) Product Specifications

      8 GB RAM

      112 GB SSD

      16 GB USB

      BIOS version A22

       

      Background:

      I'm a SC student and I have an interest in virtualization and servers so I bought this PC second hand cheap to use as an experiment / practice server running ESXI.

       

      I have followed the installation guide for booting of an USB detailed here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.0/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-602-installation-setup-guide.pdf

      I have enabled all virtualization options in BIOS.

      Booting from UEFI.

      Tested having USB and SSD as first entry in boot order.

       

      I hope I have provided enough info. I've been searching on a fix for hours and most answers to their problems is that they don't have enough cores or RAM... I'm fairly sure I meet the minimum requirements.

      I tried checking with the compatibility guide but I don't understand it

       

      Problem:

      After booting the USB it loads all the files and then I get this message

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