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ESXi on DL180G5

SergueiF
Advisor

ESXi on DL180G5

Of course I knew, that this server is NO in compatibility list of ESX.
But did anybody try and how successful?
As for me - ESXi3.5u2 have been working on my DL180G5 about a month, occasionally falling in PSOD
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BenVC
Occasional Contributor

Re: ESXi on DL180G5

I was wondering the same thing...

As to me the DL18x G5 is ideal for a low cost virtualisation environment (esxi)without a san.

the 185 g5 is a little bit more suited for the job, because the more memory it supports compared to the DL180 g5. Also the dual NIC controller is an advantage.
SergueiF
Advisor

Re: ESXi on DL180G5

>...without a san
one of problems with 180g5 is that ESX don`t see local storage (at least embedded raid)
BenVC
Occasional Contributor

Re: ESXi on DL180G5

thanks for the info!

have you tried to manually change the oem.tgz
as explained on:
http://www.vm-help.com/esx/esx3i/customize_oem_tgz.php

also on that site you find some info about dl180g5 on the vmware site:
http://communities.vmware.com/message/1012569#1012569

let me know how it goes, I'm keen on finding out if it works... do you have a standard dl180g5?
SergueiF
Advisor

Re: ESXi on DL180G5

BenVC - thank you for links

As I can understand the most suspicious hardware "IDE interface Mass storage controller: Intel Corporation 2 port SATA IDE Controller (ICH9) [vmhba0] Class 0101: 8086:2926" - is on compatibility list. Do you think that the problem is in smthg else?

After I change ESXi3.5u2 to ESXi3.5 update 3 180g5 like looks better.