VMware: ESXi requires No-Execute Memory Protection enabled

//VMware: ESXi requires No-Execute Memory Protection enabled

VMware: ESXi requires No-Execute Memory Protection enabled

Today building my new Virtual Home LAB I had an issue with my new HP DL360-G5.

Note: VMware doesn’t support ESXi 5.5 running on DL360-G5(in this case Intel Xeon 5150). But it runs smoothly without any issues. Even is not VMware supported in the HCL.

When I was installing ESXi 5.5 (HP-5.73.21 build) on this server I received a purple screen with this warning:

VMware ESXi 5.5 (VMKernel Release Build 1623387)

The system has found a problem on your machine and cannot continue.

VMware ESXi requires the Execute Disable/No Execute CPU feature to be enabled

This means that you server have the No-Execute Memory Protection option disabled.

You can check here VMware KB 1017758 regarding this issue.

Is very easy to fix it.
Restart you server, enter BIOS and change the option No-Execute Memory Protection to enable.

 

Then you can re-run ESXi install again.

Hope this can help you.

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By | 2017-12-30T02:50:13+02:00 May 30th, 2014|Virtualization|0 Comments

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I am over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry. Working with Virtualization for more than 10 years (mainly VMware). I am an MCP, VCP6.5-DCV, VMware vSAN Specialist, Veeam Vanguard 2018/2019, vExpert vSAN 2018/2019 and vExpert for the last 4 years. Specialties are Virtualization, Storage, and Virtual Backups. I am working for Elits a Swedish consulting company and allocated to a Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company as a Teach Lead and acting as a Senior ICT Infrastructure Engineer. I am a blogger and owner of the blog ProVirtualzone.com

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