This part is about the installation of VMware Esxi 4.1 (vSphere) on the HP Proliant N36L Microserver with P410 Smart Array controller.
This morning I took the server to my work because they have a external usb dvd-player.
I started with the burning of the VMware ESXi 4.1 iso with HP plugs on a cd.
Then did the installation which was a breeze (10 minutes or so).
Started the server and everything seemed to work.
But unfortunately after 2 minutes I got the PSOD (purple screen of death).
A little googling learned that the HP plugs were probably the reason of the PSOD.
I re-installed VMware ESXI 4.1 but now the regular version without HP plugs.
After that the server runs without a glitch.
Later this week I will do an update on running VM’s on the server.
My goal is to run 3 VM’s on the server:
- Win 2003 SBS
- Win 2003 Terminal server
- Centos/Ubuntu server (for vpn access (openvpn))