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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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More information: VMware

  1. avatar
    Mwrokkel
    September 18th, 2012  (Quote) at 06:02  (Quote) | #1

    Great info, this solved my issue also!!

  2. September 18th, 2012  (Quote) at 10:48  (Quote) | #2

    Crap, I just saw that HP DL360 G5 isn’t supported for vSphere 5.1 :( :(

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    Glenn
    September 18th, 2012  (Quote) at 17:27  (Quote) | #3

    Good Stuff, thanks for show up

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    kimaryo
    October 23rd, 2012  (Quote) at 16:27  (Quote) | #4

    You saved me hell of time, I was stuck for 2hrs trying to solve it myself.

  5. October 23rd, 2012  (Quote) at 19:01  (Quote) | #5

    Cheers!

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    Frank
    October 31st, 2012  (Quote) at 13:47  (Quote) | #6

    Thanks, solved my problem !

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    Knaphie
    November 7th, 2012  (Quote) at 13:15  (Quote) | #7

    Worked a treat for me too.
    Many thanks.
    8^)

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    REX | IT SYSTEMS
    December 10th, 2012  (Quote) at 19:00  (Quote) | #8

    This solved my problem!! Great!! TWO THUMBS UP!!

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    yunier84
    December 26th, 2012  (Quote) at 19:42  (Quote) | #9

    ok !! this solved my problem !!!!! thanks

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    George
    December 31st, 2012  (Quote) at 16:50  (Quote) | #10

    @sanderdaems
    nope, works fine with mine
    DL380 G8

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    ricardo0liveira
    January 12th, 2013  (Quote) at 13:15  (Quote) | #11

    Very Thanks, work very weel for me…
    DL 350 G5

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    pbz
    January 25th, 2013  (Quote) at 14:52  (Quote) | #12

    Thank you so much dude !

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    Kraig
    March 11th, 2013  (Quote) at 20:33  (Quote) | #13

    @sanderdaems

    DL360G5 may not be supported but it will work.

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    Kevin
    April 22nd, 2013  (Quote) at 18:56  (Quote) | #14

    Worked for me also! Thanks!

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    Charlie
    April 30th, 2013  (Quote) at 16:50  (Quote) | #15

    Thanks is true….

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    cloud
    May 9th, 2013  (Quote) at 16:02  (Quote) | #16

    hi
    thanks it’s resolved the problem , please can you explain how that procudure can solve the problem
    thanks

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    XBOX
    June 18th, 2013  (Quote) at 16:47  (Quote) | #17

    So ESXi 5.1 will run on an HP DL360 G5 even though it is not on the supported HCL?

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    XBOX
    June 18th, 2013  (Quote) at 17:15  (Quote) | #18

    @XBOX

    What I meant was ESXi 5.1 U1

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    Hamedhy
    July 9th, 2013  (Quote) at 15:43  (Quote) | #19

    Thanks indeed, solved my problem as well :-)

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    Shashi Kumar
    August 1st, 2013  (Quote) at 07:18  (Quote) | #20

    really great stuff…….worked like a charm

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    mn
    September 2nd, 2013  (Quote) at 19:27  (Quote) | #21

    Thanks a lot ;-)

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    Brady Palmquist
    September 17th, 2013  (Quote) at 04:23  (Quote) | #22

    Me too….appreciate the post worked for me on my DL380G5

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    Taufik
    October 16th, 2013  (Quote) at 07:22  (Quote) | #23

    Very useful information :) . Worked for me too.

    Thanks.

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    Wilson Veliz
    October 21st, 2013  (Quote) at 19:44  (Quote) | #24

    I have the same problem, but with a BladeCenter H (Model HS 21), can you give the path to enable that feature ??

    Regard

    Wilson

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    awnice
    October 30th, 2013  (Quote) at 07:59  (Quote) | #25

    Thank you, this saved me some time, welll done and i hope you live a very long life

    Regards.

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    Chief
    November 14th, 2013  (Quote) at 14:22  (Quote) | #26

    WOW, it worked! Thank you very much, I wish the vendors would sometimes be this useful but then again, that’s wishful thinking.

  27. November 27th, 2013  (Quote) at 09:15  (Quote) | #27

    Exactly the same issue with same screen. Have enabled it and work beautifully. ESXi installed and ready to roll!

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    Richard Moore
    December 18th, 2013  (Quote) at 16:03  (Quote) | #28

    Great it worked for me also thanks to you I have not wasted time looking for the fix

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    kemal
    February 13th, 2014  (Quote) at 06:19  (Quote) | #29

    useful information thnx

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    Aranoxx
    March 16th, 2014  (Quote) at 20:36  (Quote) | #30

    Thanks for the guide, worked perfect!

    I just got two HP ProLiant DL380 G5 servers, updated the BIOS to 05.02.2011 version and did as you wrote in guide.
    Installed VMWare ESXi 5.5.0 with no problems at all :)

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    Gio
    April 8th, 2014  (Quote) at 12:17  (Quote) | #31

    Thx

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