HP DL 380 G6 & ESXi 6.5

November 19, 2016

I have two HP DL 380 G6 servers in my home lab for VMware.  I have had zero issues with these servers from ESX5 -> ESX5.5 -> ESX6.0.

However, trying to install ESXi 6.5 on these servers I have run into nothing but problems.  The USB flash drives that I was using to run my install were not detected by the ESXi 6.5 installer.  It also failed to install to a local hard drive installed on the system.

However, as a long shot I went out and bought SanDisk 8GB SD Cards for the hosts and ESXi 6.5 was able to install on to those and I received a notice that the processors may not be supported in the next version (sad face).

Also, I was fighting the ILO’s on these things but version 2.29 did help a little bit.. still trying to get the right version of java loaded to make these things happy.

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