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Installing ESXi 5.0 (U1 and U2) on BL460c G8 - Illegal opcode

JeremyN
Occasional Contributor

Installing ESXi 5.0 (U1 and U2) on BL460c G8 - Illegal opcode

I've been trying to install ESXi 5.0 (U1 and U2) by mounting the ISO on the Remote Console. The installs says it was completed but when the blade restarts it seems like the hard drive doesn't have anything installed and boots into the "illegal opcode" (red screen of death)

 

1. The ISO I used were from this website - http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/software/vmware/esxi-image.html

 

2. I've also updated the blade to the latest Proliant service pack

(HP_Service_Pack_for_Proliant_2013.02.0-0_725490-001_spp_2013.02.0-SPP2013020B.2013_0628.2)

 

3. I've replaced the hard drive that came with the system and I still run into the same issue

 

4. I've installed ESXi through "Intelligence Provision" and still run into "illegal opcode"

 

5.  The weird thing is I've tried this install for another blade inside the enclosure and it worked perfectly fine.

 

Jeremy

5 REPLIES
derick_souza
Frequent Advisor

Re: Installing ESXi 5.0 (U1 and U2) on BL460c G8 - Illegal opcode


First update BIOS version 2013.03.01 and update Intelligent Provisioning version:  1.40


BIOS -http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=5177949&swItem=MTX-020a0dfa93ba48c7838ca61576&prodNameId=5204414&swEnvOID=4024&swLang=8&taskId=135&mode=4&idx=0

 

 Intelligent Provisioning- http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=5177949&prodNameId=5204414&swEnvOID=4024&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-12c365d219654b94ab8b2e8c1c

 

 

After update bios and Intelligent Provisioning do download de ISO available on site FTP as below the informations.

 The installation should be done by F10 Intelligent Provisioning

 

 

Matrix support

BL460c Gen8 (3), (4)
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/vmware/supportmatrix/hpvmware.html

(3) Supported with the HP ESXi Offline Bundle for VMware ESXi 5.x version 1.1.2 and forward

(4) Successful installation of the VMware operating system requires either the HP custom ESXi image or an OS image can be created with VMware's ImageBuilder application that has, at minimum, appropriate device drivers to support the boot controller and at least one network device in the server. A list of drivers included in the HP Custom Image is available here.

 


ESXi 5.0 U2 Feb 2013
ESXi 5.0 U1 Oct 2012

 

 

 

JeremyN
Occasional Contributor

Re: Installing ESXi 5.0 (U1 and U2) on BL460c G8 - Illegal opcode

I have updated the BIOS and installed the service pack. I am still getting the "illegal opcode" red screen after install VMWare ESXi 5.0

FawazP
Regular Visitor

Re: Installing ESXi 5.0 (U1 and U2) on BL460c G8 - Illegal opcode

 


JeremyN wrote:

I have updated the BIOS and installed the service pack. I am still getting the "illegal opcode" red screen after install VMWare ESXi 5.0



Hello,

I also have same problem with 460cG8. I successfully installed on another same model blade, but second blade stuck in first reboot after installation. I am booting from 3PAR SAN, multipathing.

 

FawazP
Regular Visitor

Re: Installing ESXi 5.0 (U1 and U2) on BL460c G8 - Illegal opcode

Hello,

 

I was installing ESXi 5.0 U2 HP image on 3PAR BFS LUN, I forgot to disable building array controller. I disabled it and rebooted servers without luck. Then I reinstalled ESXi and it solved this issue.

Casper42
Trusted Contributor

Re: Installing ESXi 5.0 (U1 and U2) on BL460c G8 - Illegal opcode

@Jeremy, if you are NOT installing to SAN like Fawz, try pressing F8 for the Smart Array BIOS screen when prompted and there is a way in there to "Set the Boot Volume".

I had seen a few other customers reporting an odd glitch a while back where for some reason None of the volumes were getting flagged as Boot volumes.

Please post back and let us know if you got this resolved.