Recently attempted to install ESXi v5.5, then v5.1u1 on an Oracle X4-2. Every time, I run into a PSOD with 'Exception 14'. I've walked through Oracle's installation guide for ESXi and followed it, but issue still keeps coming:
#PF Exception 14 in world 33405: jumpstart IP 0x41800ac7324c addr 0x28
I've attached the PSOD screenshot.
I've looked at KBs and other 'Exception 14' posts here on the communities, but don't see any that occur during the installation phase.
Wondering if anyone out there has actually accomplished this installation. I notice the model is on VMware's HCL, so someone must have at some point.
Any and all help is appreciated.
I had the same issue. The only solution I have found is that ALL drives must be part of a volume or labeled as hot spares. If any drive is left in the unconfigured state, you will get PSOD every time.
I have a x4-2L with 12 3.5" drives in the front and 2 SAS drives in the rear. The raid controller only allows 2 volumes, and a max of 10 drives per volume, so you will always have to mark at least 2 drives as spare because they can't be added to the other volumes.