You're running ESXi on unsupported hardware here, probably with a junk storage controller. Your error messages indicates either a hardware issue or a driver issue with that storage controller. Only suggestion would be to get compatible, supported hardware in the first place and try again. ESXi is not meant for nor designed for consumer-grade hardware like the Optiplex PC line.
Thanks for your input.
ESXI storage adapter listed right now is 82801HR/HO/HH (ICH8R/DO/DH) 6 port SATA AHCI Controller.
Is there any option or provision in ESXI for me try changing it to see if it makes any difference ?
Get a Dell PowerEdge Server. Stop using a Desktop Office PC.
100% with Joerg. ESXi isn't designed for desktop PCs.
Was using ESXI v6.5 on an lower configuration HP PC for many years.
We had no issues with Dell optiplex until march this year.
Any ideas on things that we could modify or work on existing setup please.
No ideas other than the following commentary:
- ESXi 6.5 and 6.7 are very different. The point difference does not reflect the large number of changes.
- Even on a "lower configuration HP PC" it was still unsupported. The fact that it worked at all was a blessing.
- When running on unsupported, consumer hardware, performing major updates is no guarantee that past operation will continue unaffected.
- Every time you do what you're doing, you're gambling. Sometimes you lose.