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Re: Booting ESXi 6.5 from USB on an HP Proliant DL360p Gen8 Server

 
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hamzax13
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Booting ESXi 6.5 from USB on an HP Proliant DL360p Gen8 Server

I hope you can help :')

Hello Everyone

I plugged a USB 16Go to internal usb port of my DL360p Gen8 server, booted the ESXi 6.5 (HPE custom image) cd and told it to install to the usb drive. Install completed successfully. Went into the BIOS and Set the Internal USB as the primary, then changed the boot order to boot usb first. When the server boots up, it doesn't find anything to boot from and just keeps looping, looking for a bootable device. I tried pressing F11 and manually selecting the usb drive but still nothing. Tried a different usb drive...nothing. Anyone have any idea what I may be missing ?

Thank you

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SanjeevGoyal
HPE Pro

Re: Booting ESXi 6.5 from USB on an HP Proliant DL360p Gen8 Server

Hello,

I hope all is well.

Follow the below steps

HP ProLiant Gen8 Server Series:

USB Boot Support USB Boot Support controls whether the system boots from USB devices connected to the server. When disabled, this option also disables the of iLO virtual media. Options include:

  • Enabled (default)
    • Disabled

HP ProLiant Gen8 Server.PNGbooting

 

Booting from USB device:

  • Try with front and rear USB ports on the server.
  • Booting into an External USB hard drive may not be supported.
  • Avoid using USB hub while trying to boot.
  • Make sure the USB key has bootable files.

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hamzax13
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Re: Booting ESXi 6.5 from USB on an HP Proliant DL360p Gen8 Server

Thanks for reply

all the steps are done already, now the esxi is installed over virtual CD ilo. i dont need this USB anymore.

 

Thank you