samansalehi
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

unable to load module /user/lib/vmware/vmkmod/vmfs3: failure

i buy a PC Server with gigabyte mainboard ga-x58a-ud3r, core i7, 6GB ddr3 RAM and 4x1 TB samsung hard with raid 10, and when i try to install ESXi 4.1 i receive this error:

unable to load module /user/lib/vmware/vmkmod/vmfs3: failure

i change cd installation, install esx 4.1, reconfigure raid to raid 5, change the hard with no raid, but all these expriments failed, would u please help me?

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athlon_crazy
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Virtuoso

it's detect your hdd right?

http://www.no-x.org
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Dave_Mishchenko
Immortal
Immortal

The error indicates that ESXi is not able to recognize a NIC in the system (you probably have a Realtek NIC).  You can either add another NIC (like the Intel Pro 1000 GT) or try a community driver for the NIC - http://www.vm-help.com/esx40i/customize_oem_tgz.php. The MB also likely has a software RAID controller.  ESXi doesn't support software RAID so the best you'll get is individual disks.

samansalehi
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

i check a single hard with no raid, i mean do not configure raid on it, and it does not work either

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allan1956
Contributor
Contributor

I have basically the exact same issue on the almost the same gigabyte MB, no RAID enabled,  no add on NICs

It starts the install after accepting the license and freezes with this being the last line on the screen:

File "/lib/python2.5/vmctl.py", line 11328, Load def load(*args) : return _vmkctl:moduleImpl_Load(*args)

vmkctl.HostCtlException: unable to load module

/usrt/lib/vmware/vmkmod/vmfs3: failure

Any ideas?

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a_p_
Leadership
Leadership

Basically the same idea as Dave already mentioned above.Spend about 30$ and get an Intel PRO/1000 GT NIC.

André

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allan1956
Contributor
Contributor

At this post:  http://communities.vmware.com/message/1706838#1706838 it appears this GB mother board MB uses Realtek for onboard nic.

So - if I get a new nic and plug it in, a supported nic of course, should this work?

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DSTAVERT
Immortal
Immortal

Yes it should work just fine. The NIC mentioned above would be a good choice and quite inexpensive.

-- David -- VMware Communities Moderator
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