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ESXi 6.0.0 install error on DL380 Gen9

Occasional Visitor

ESXi 6.0.0 install error on DL380 Gen9

Hi -

I am trying to install  ESXi 6.0.0 on HP DL380 Gen 9, but geting error.Tried for ESXi 5.5.0 U2 but no success.

Attached error log.

following is the server spec

DL380Gen9 with E5-2690v3 CPU (2.6GHz/12-core) / 128GB Memory


Firware System ROM - P89 v1.40

SPS firmware

iLO firmware 2.20

Smart aray controller 2.52






Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: ESXi 6.0.0 install error on DL380 Gen9

Hello, interesting issue...

try this:

- check if download was ok by check MD5 hash

- try to download and use HP customized vmware image from HP download site for your server:



Occasional Visitor

Re: ESXi 6.0.0 install error on DL380 Gen9

You need to use the HP customized image for ESXi 6.  I'd suggest the newest build (6.0 U1) as the 6.0 build had issues with database corruption when using snapshots.  The iscsi driver does not support the native raid controller in the standard ESXi 6 image.

Florian Schmutz
Frequent Advisor

Re: ESXi 6.0.0 install error on DL380 Gen9

Please make shure you also using the inteligen Provisioning (F10) on Boot screen. And as recomendedet the ESXi HP Customized image:


Make also shure you are using the Performance mode of your server (set in the Intelligent Prov).
Good luck