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how to install ESX4 on DL380 G8 Server

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Mahmood Khatri
Occasional Advisor

how to install ESX4 on DL380 G8 Server

I have a requirement to install Vsphere 4 on DL380 G8 Server. How do I do that? I tried using Intelligent Provisioning and selecting ESXi ( or ESX) ,when prompted for media , if I insert the ESX4 CD it does not accept,  i can conclude that the Intelligent Provisoning on this server is for ESX5 not 4.


The alternate method of installing by booting directly from the ESX4 CD also fails..the installaton starts fine and then gets stuck with the error ' no network adapters found' ...something to do with drivers.


I tried downloading drivers manually from hp site but seems there are no drivers for this produt on the net?


Please assist 


Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: how to install ESX4 on DL380 G8 Server


1) DL380 gen8 requires at least ESX 4.1 update 2 and higher. So it is not supported with ESX4.0 .

2) instalation requires add HP network drivers during instalation process, or, much easier, use HP customized ESX instalation image, check here: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/software/vmware/esxi-image.html (for all versions). Another very good HP page for VMware is here: http://vibsdepot.hp.com/



Mahmood Khatri
Occasional Advisor

Re: how to install ESX4 on DL380 G8 Server

Thanks...I created HP customized CD and it worked ! 



Occasional Visitor

Re: how to install ESX4 on DL380 G8 Server



How do I get the information that ESX can only be installed from V4.1 update 2 release?



Valued Contributor

Re: how to install ESX4 on DL380 G8 Server

Take a look here.

Find your dl380 g8 server on the 4.X Servers Tab


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