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24th August 2008, 04:42 AM #16
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Hi i noticed you were able to get esxi installed on the poweredge 700 -- i tried loading the cd and it stated that there was unsupported hardware
what modifications did you have to make to the image in order to get the install process to go through?
alternatively -- were you able to get a live usb distribution of it working? i created a grub floppy to boot the usb (since there is no usb boot in bios), but I can't find the kernel that i need to load
24th August 2008, 01:36 PM #17
I just installed from the CD, I don't know if there are different motherboards depending on the PowerEdge 700 revisiosn, mine is a P4 3.0 with hyperthreadng, with an Intel E6300 chipset, you need the CERC 6ch SATA controller as it recognises it as something to store the VMs on. Also has the intel pro 1000MT NIC I believe.
24th August 2008, 02:17 PM #18
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Btw, I think many servers will come with ESX/ESXi embedded when you buy from HP/DELL which I think is great!
24th August 2008, 09:03 PM #19
Got this working on my ML115 now, using a USB SD card reader stuck in the internal USB port.
May be a dumb question, but is there any way to be able to access the 'data stores' across the network?
24th August 2008, 09:18 PM #20
The VI client has limited access to the data stores (right click, browse). I'm not sure if you could get scp going after enabling ssh.
If you mean for sharing such as smb, then none for ESXi as far as I'm aware.
24th August 2008, 09:30 PM #21
Thanks - Just needed to add a few ISOs to the server to start creating some VMs and the Browse option worked great
Originally Posted by DMcCoy
24th August 2008, 09:32 PM #22
I've attached the guide I followed to put ESXi on a USB drive, I had to set the BIOS emulation for the drive to act as a hard drive to get it working.
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