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

During upgrade my HP DL360 G5 ESXi 5.0 u1 hosts to ESXi 5.1 I received a purple screen with warning message:

 

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

 

Solution:

Restart the host, press F9 to boot in BIOS mode

Advanced Options > Processor Options > No-Execute Memory Protection, then configure: Enabled

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  1. avatar
    mandi
    May 13th, 2015  (Quote) at 09:17  (Quote) | #1

    potverdorie, bedankt man! ben niet de enige waar je een oplossing voor hebt geboden

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    GBEYERSD
    June 1st, 2015  (Quote) at 12:39  (Quote) | #2

    Hi thx,

    I can confirm this behaviour with ESXi 6.0 and DL580G5.
    After editing this I was enable to install ESXi 6.0.
    My P400 RAID Controller is from VMware support deprecated but works fine including the internal RAID set.

  3. June 3rd, 2015  (Quote) at 09:50  (Quote) | #3

    GBEYERSD :

    Hi thx,

    I can confirm this behaviour with ESXi 6.0 and DL580G5.
    After editing this I was enable to install ESXi 6.0.
    My P400 RAID Controller is from VMware support deprecated but works fine including the internal RAID set.

    Great, thanks for the update GBEYERSD!

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