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ESXi 5.0 hands during boot on BL620c G7

Bjorn44
Occasional Advisor

ESXi 5.0 hands during boot on BL620c G7

Hello all,

 

 
I have a problem with all of the six new BL620c G7 we recently bought.
 
My problem is that ESXi 5 hangs during reboot while loading be2net driver. This problem occurs randomly during reboot only and it hangs when loading screen says "Loading module be2net..."
 
The problems fits into http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1033314 except that the KB only is about 4.1. No other problems, never looses contact with vSphere Client as some KB suggests.
 
I have updated be2net driver to HP latest version and firmware.
 
 
Blades are up to date according to the latest Smart Update Firmware DVD 9.30 except for NICs who are upgraded to:
 
 
Driver version: 4.0.355.1
Firmware version: 4.0.360.15
Onboard Administrator: 3.32
HP VC Flex-10 3.15 (a bit old, I know)
 
 
Anyone seen this? Any suggestions?
 
 
 
Thanks.
 
 
/B
7 REPLIES
PGTRI
Honored Contributor

Re: ESXi 5.0 hands during boot on BL620c G7

Bjorn44
Occasional Advisor

Re: ESXi 5.0 hands during boot on BL620c G7

Hello,

 

That's the one I'm using: OneConnect-Flash-4.0.360.15a.iso

 

Flashing is completed without errors on all blades. 

 

Thanks

 

/Björn

Re: ESXi 5.0 hands during boot on BL620c G7

 

 

Try upgrading the server’s BIOS to the latest version dated 2011.05.23 (B) from the following link:

 

          http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=4268686&swItem=MTX-f581ef0ddade4237ba3843b118&prodNameId=4268688&swEnvOID=4115&swLang=8&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=3

 

Regards,

 

Vijayasarathy

I work for HPE
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Bjorn44
Occasional Advisor

Re: ESXi 5.0 hands during boot on BL620c G7

Hello,

 

Right, forgot to mention that I have 05/23/2011 on BIOS which is the second newest BIOS. The later version does not have any related fixes what I could see.

 

I have received the advice to upgrade Virtual Connect to a newer version. Planning that right now...

 

Thanks

 

/Björn

Tlachy
Occasional Advisor

Re: ESXi 5.0 hands during boot on BL620c G7

Bjorn, we had similar problem .. are you using ESXi 5.0 from VMware or from HP as bundle ?? because we found following .. when we use ESXi 5.0 from HP, vmnic5 was missing and booting of ESXi was hunging at this component .. we tried everythink, but this nic still missing .. after install ESXi 5.0 from VMware, not from HP bundle vmnic5 was apear and everythink was working .. maybe was there problem, in HP image is bug :) .. we send that to HP for solving problem and waiting for solution ..

 

if you using HP ESXi 5.0, try to use origin from VMware :) ..

Bjorn44
Occasional Advisor

Re: ESXi 5.0 hands during boot on BL620c G7

Hello,

 

Yes, I use the latest ESXi bundle. My next step is actually to go with your tips and use the VMware iso for install and then update NIC driver to the right version.

 

But, if I change the server profile to NOT use VLAN tagging, I cannot provoke the problem.

 

I have a case open with HP Support and they will talk to VMware... 

 

thanks

Danny Rafael
Visitor

Re: ESXi 5.0 hands during boot on BL620c G7

Hi everybody;

 

I have the same problem with BL620G7, I installed ESXi5 using iso file 5.0_Oct_2011_ESXi_HD-USB-SDImgeInstlr_Z7550-00253. This version installed Emulex Driver 4.0.355.1-1OEM.500.0.0.406165 but I find the new driver Build Number 487292, I´m testing in this moment.

 

http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/dt_esxi50_emulex_be2net_403551/dHRAYnQqQHBiZHAlJQ

 

 

anyone know if this new driver fixes this problem?

 

regards

 

Danny