When I try to install ESXi 5.5U3 on a DL360 G6, it fails because no storage is seen.
Server: HP Proliant DL360 G6
CPUs: 1 CPU, Intel Xeon E5506 @ 2.13GHz
RAM: 48GB RAM
Storage Adapter: P410i
Storage: 2x 1TB HP SATA drives
Storage config: RAID "10" on two drives, single 1TB "Logical Volume"
ESXi compatibility for DL360 G6: https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/detail.php?deviceCategory=server&productid=14664
ESXi source: HPE custom ESXi 5.5 U3 from https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=OEM-ESXI55U3B-HPE&productId=353
I'm booting using the ILO virtual media on an HTTP-provided ISO. This process works fine and I've had no issues with it on my local LAN. Here are some details about that generic boot process using the ILO CLI:
</>hpiLO-> power power: server power is currently: Off </>hpiLO-> cd /map1/oemhp_vm1/cddr1 </map1/oemhp_vm1/cddr1>hpiLO-> set oemhp_image=http://server.name.here/ESXHP55.iso </map1/oemhp_vm1/cddr1>hpiLO-> set oemhp_boot=connect </map1/oemhp_vm1/cddr1>hpiLO-> power on
After answering the usual VMware prompts, I eventually arrive at this screen and can go no farther:
I've tried wiping the RAID logical volume using DBAN, just in case any prior data on there was confusing ESXi, but that changed nothing. This also shows that the storage hardware works since I was able to see the storage using DBAN just fine.
The closest related question I found so far that would be similar to this was this question: ESXi 5.5 on HP ProLiant DL380 G7 Server. In that case, the admin wanted a JBOD disk pass-through, which isn't possible on the HP Proliant internal storage P410i controllers.
Normally I'd try loading a special HPE storage driver, but those are supposedly included on the HPE custom images. Anyone else running ESXi 5.5U3 on a DL360 G6 see this problem and get past it? Are there logs available somehow to show what's failing on the storage detection?
Thanks in advance for any help!