I have 2 similar DELL Poweredge servers (ESXi 6.0 2809209). My servers contain some Windows Server 2008/2012.
I can add an Windows Server 2016 Standard Desktop Experience normally on my first ESXi (T430 with 2xSandyBridge Xeon E5-2620).
But this doesn't work on my second ESXi (T440 with 2xSkylake Xeon Silver 4110) :
- I can install Windows Server 2016 on a new VM (hardward version 11)
- "windows failed to start 0xc0000001" after the very first reboot (before install vmtools or open the session)
- BSOD "kmode exception not handled" stop code
Tested with old and updated ISO. Tested with Windows Server 2019 too.
If i move this VM to the first ESXi, the VM boot successfully.
I don't understand the different behavior between similar situation. I don't kown how to diagnose that. I hope someone can help me.