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flammeur

Hello folks,

 

I have purshace a gen10 and would like to install vmware (any version) on it. 

I tryed to put the custom hp image for vmware on an usb but my ssd or hdd are not detected, so i install the OS on the usb key but vmware still doesn't detect any disk.

I also installed the boot iso directly on the ssd but it won't boot up on it

 

i was checking to create a custom image but i am lost in the settings and didn't find any tutotrial on it

 

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schoondoggy

Are you trying to run ESXi from the USB or from the SSD?

I prefer to run ESXi from a USB drive:

https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2004784

 

Also, ESXi is not a supported OS on the MS Gen10. I was able to get it running, but I was not able to get passthrough working on the beta MS Gen10. 

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flammeur

Thanks for the thinks i have tryed both from USB and the SSD

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Lord Raven

schoondoggy 

 

 Same problem here, HDD in the bay are not detected. What should I do?

 

What did you mean by, "Also, ESXi is not a supported OS on the MS Gen10. I was able to get it running, but I was not able to get passthrough working on the beta MS Gen10. "

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schoondoggy
1 hour ago, Lord Raven said:

schoondoggy 

 

 Same problem here, HDD in the bay are not detected. What should I do?

 

What did you mean by, "Also, ESXi is not a supported OS on the MS Gen10. I was able to get it running, but I was not able to get passthrough working on the beta MS Gen10. "

Are the drives not detected by the server or by ESXi? Are you using UEFI BIOS? If so you need to enter setup for the BIOS to see the drives. You can try Legacy mode on the BIOS to see if the drives show up.

ESXi is not a supported OS on the HPE MS Gen10.

I did have ESXi 6.5 running on my Beta HPE MS Gen10.

I tried to passthrough the Marvell SATA controller to a VM, but that did not work.

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Scepticalist

Installing ESXi onto a Crucial SSD connected to SATA5 worked for me with latest standard download from VMware.

 

It may be that the drives in on the Marvell RAID aren't seen - I didn;t have hard drives installed when I installed VMware so you could try removing the HDD and just leaving SATA5 as the only target?

 

I wouldn't use the HP image as it's specifically not supporterd on the Gen10 Microserver and is less likely to have drivers than the standard one imo.

 

As Schoondoggy suggest, go into BIOS and set up UEFI/Legacy options. If the drive shows up in BIOS there's no reason it shouldn't show up as an install target for ESX in my experience

 

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Lord Raven

They show up in the BIOS, but when the ESXi is running and I goto storage screen, I see 0 . Someone suggested that this is due to some RAID configuration and that I have to turn RAID feature off from BIOS, how do I do that?

 

 

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2 hours ago, Lord Raven said:

They show up in the BIOS, but when the ESXi is running and I goto storage screen, I see 0 . Someone suggested that this is due to some RAID configuration and that I have to turn RAID feature off from BIOS, how do I do that?

 

 

The Marvell controller is in AHCI mode unless you configure it for RAID. 

Do you have a drive on the 5th SATA port?

Are you using the HPE image for ESXi or the standard image?

For the MS Gen10 I would use the standard image, not the HPE. 

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Lord Raven
38 minutes ago, schoondoggy said:

The Marvell controller is in AHCI mode unless you configure it for RAID. 

Do you have a drive on the 5th SATA port?

Are you using the HPE image for ESXi or the standard image?

For the MS Gen10 I would use the standard image, not the HPE. 

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Brother, do I use the AHCI mode? I have not configured it for anything yet. I was just trying to set up the hypervisor running.

 

I have only connected a SATA cable, I couldn't find the power cable to convert Floppy power to SATA. Therefore, there is no drive on the 5th port. I plan to put SSD on 5th port though. 

 

I downloaded the image from the VMware website that has a 60 days trial. 

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Lord Raven

These are some of the settings in BIOS, kindly review and suggest a way out. Thanks

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