I hope this is the correct StackExchange, since I am only using StackOverflow for Web development, but need some help with my server configuration.
I would like to install VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5 on my server here at home and run a view machines on it such as Windows Server 2008 and Red Hat. I used to have either OpenSuse or Windows Server 2008 installed but I would like to get into VMWare Hypervisor.
My hardware configuration: - Intel S5000PSL with bios version S5000.86B.10.60.0091 build date 10/09/2008 as of read out of bios - E5420 @ 2.5GHz Intel Xeon CPU The Intel Virtualization Technology is enabled in the BIOS - DVD DH20A4P DVD Writer - 8GB ECC Ram
I have configured a RAID 0 on my 2 WD 2TB SATA drives
I have burned the Hypervisor 5 on an empty DVD and it is bootable, I tested it on my client PC.
The main problem here is basically, that I cannot boot the DVD on my server.
I have set the Boot Option to the DVD drive. I have booted from the BIOS straight in the DVD drive and it does not work. I do not see any error messages. The only thing I see are the PXE error messages when it tries booting from the network and other devices, obviously without any result.
Does anybody know why I cannot boot the DVD? What could cause the problem?
I have sucessfully installed Windows Server 2008 via original DVD about 1 year ago, so the DVD drive can read and does work. The DVD drive is available in the BIOS and I have checked all cables and none of them is loose in any way. I even see the light flashing but it does not want to boot from the DVD.
I am looking forward to suggestions and things that I should check.
Thank you very much