Contribs.org

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

News:

Remember SME Server is currently free to download and use. But it is not free to build. You can help by making a donation of time OR money from the links below.

Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: SME on ESXi 6.5 Install  (Read 542 times)

fastxl

  • Not too shy to talk
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 22
SME on ESXi 6.5 Install
« on: September 13, 2017, 02:49:19 PM »

Having trouble getting SME to install on VMWare ESXi 6.5. Don't see much on the way of "How To's" out there either. I can get it to boot up from the ISO and it goes through the first couple of steps, but it hangs at the "Creating Device /dev/md0". Any ideas???
Logged

Stefano

  • Site Administrator
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,497
  • Skype account: maghissimo
    • Smeserver italian community
Re: SME on ESXi 6.5 Install
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 03:10:15 PM »

first of all, how did you setup your virtual machine in ESX?
how big is your virtual hd?

the more info you'll give us, the easier will be helping you
Logged
Consulente di Smeserver.it -  Soluzioni e supporto su Sme server in Italia

fastxl

  • Not too shy to talk
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 22
Re: SME on ESXi 6.5 Install
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 03:17:23 PM »

Just a simple lab setup of 1 vCPU, 4gb of MEM and 60GB storage. No other VM's are currently running.
Logged

Stefano

  • Site Administrator
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,497
  • Skype account: maghissimo
    • Smeserver italian community
Re: SME on ESXi 6.5 Install
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 03:23:23 PM »

I don't have any 6.5 to touch, but which kind of template did you use?

please remember that you're our eyes and that we don't see nor know anything about your setup and what you're doing/seeing.. :-)

be verbose, thank you
Logged
Consulente di Smeserver.it -  Soluzioni e supporto su Sme server in Italia

fastxl

  • Not too shy to talk
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 22
Re: SME on ESXi 6.5 Install
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 03:38:32 PM »

Just creating a simple VM. SME server isn't a choice under Linux so I used CentOS attached is a screen grab.

Logged

fastxl

  • Not too shy to talk
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 22
Re: SME on ESXi 6.5 Install
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 03:57:18 PM »

FYI. SME 8.0 Installed just fine and is running.
Logged

Stefano

  • Site Administrator
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,497
  • Skype account: maghissimo
    • Smeserver italian community
Re: SME on ESXi 6.5 Install
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 04:27:42 PM »

ok, during setup you can switch between shells.. try to check if you have any issue (it seems disk/controller related to me)
Logged
Consulente di Smeserver.it -  Soluzioni e supporto su Sme server in Italia

fastxl

  • Not too shy to talk
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 22
Re: SME on ESXi 6.5 Install
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2017, 05:32:37 PM »

Switch Shells?

Logged

Stefano

  • Site Administrator
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 10,497
  • Skype account: maghissimo
    • Smeserver italian community
Re: SME on ESXi 6.5 Install
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 06:02:25 PM »

switch among different consoles, using F1,F2 keys..
Logged
Consulente di Smeserver.it -  Soluzioni e supporto su Sme server in Italia

Fumetto

  • Bronze Supporter
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 745
Re: SME on ESXi 6.5 Install
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2017, 04:05:19 AM »

I've working conf with ESXi 6.
Logged
Smeserver.it -  Soluzioni e supporto su Sme server in Italia

fastxl

  • Not too shy to talk
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 22
Re: SME on ESXi 6.5 Install
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2017, 10:23:29 PM »

Care to share more info? What is the host? CPU? Drives? Memory? How you setup the VM?
Logged

Fumetto

  • Bronze Supporter
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 745
Re: SME on ESXi 6.5 Install
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2017, 05:24:52 AM »

This is what you want (hope):
Logged
Smeserver.it -  Soluzioni e supporto su Sme server in Italia

fastxl

  • Not too shy to talk
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 22
Re: SME on ESXi 6.5 Install
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2017, 03:08:00 PM »

I got it to work by configuring it as an ESXI 6.0 and later machine. Attached is a pic of the change I made. Seems to be working now.

Logged

Fumetto

  • Bronze Supporter
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 745
Re: SME on ESXi 6.5 Install
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2017, 10:04:45 PM »

Having trouble getting SME to install on VMWare ESXi 6.5....
So it's not esxi 6.5...
Logged
Smeserver.it -  Soluzioni e supporto su Sme server in Italia
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 

Page created in 0.038 seconds with 26 queries.