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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. 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 πŸ™ πŸ™

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

    Good Stuff, thanks for show up

  4. 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!

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

    Thanks, solved my problem !

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    @sanderdaems
    nope, works fine with mine
    DL380 G8

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

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

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

    Thank you so much dude !

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

    @sanderdaems

    DL360G5 may not be supported but it will work.

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

    Worked for me also! Thanks!

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

    Thanks is true….

  16. 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

  17. 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?

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

    @XBOX

    What I meant was ESXi 5.1 U1

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

    Thanks indeed, solved my problem as well πŸ™‚

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

    really great stuff…….worked like a charm

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

    Thanks a lot πŸ˜‰

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

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

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

    Very useful information πŸ™‚ . Worked for me too.

    Thanks.

  24. 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

  25. 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.

  26. 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!

  28. 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

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

    useful information thnx

  30. 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 πŸ™‚

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

    Thx

  32. tomillo
    May 2nd, 2014  (Quote) at 11:38  (Quote) | #32

    thanks , an old HP ProLiant DL380 G5 installed 5.5.0

  33. Bossman
    May 15th, 2014  (Quote) at 12:32  (Quote) | #33

    Thanks it was dead on.

  34. Nelson
    May 17th, 2014  (Quote) at 15:19  (Quote) | #34

    Obrigado Amigo… resolveu o meu problema!!! Valeu

  35. Marlison
    June 17th, 2014  (Quote) at 16:47  (Quote) | #35

    Salvou meu dia!!! Valeu mesmo .. Great it worked for me also thanks to you

  36. June 27th, 2014  (Quote) at 18:04  (Quote) | #36

    Thanks for the info, worked great on my DL360 G5. Install od VMware ESXi 5.5u1 went fine afterwards.

  37. June 30th, 2014  (Quote) at 08:37  (Quote) | #37

    bhola

  38. Ken
    July 22nd, 2014  (Quote) at 22:58  (Quote) | #38

    Thank you. VMWareESXi 5.5.0 on DL360 G5.

  39. Kyler
    July 25th, 2014  (Quote) at 02:17  (Quote) | #39

    Thank you! Solved my issue also.
    kyler

  40. Maryam
    August 29th, 2014  (Quote) at 18:00  (Quote) | #40

    It worked! Thanks. So G5 DL360 will install the ESXi 5.1 on it after we make this change.

  41. Milton Bliss
    October 18th, 2014  (Quote) at 18:11  (Quote) | #41

    It worked for a DL380 G4 also. Thank you for the direction.

  42. Abdul Mohsin
    October 23rd, 2014  (Quote) at 13:40  (Quote) | #42

    Thanks a lot,,
    It worked after i rebooted my ESXi host.

    Thanks ,Really Appreciated !!!

  43. Abdul Mohsin
    October 23rd, 2014  (Quote) at 13:40  (Quote) | #43

    Thanks ,Really Appreciated !!!

  44. amorphousadam
    November 28th, 2014  (Quote) at 21:50  (Quote) | #44

    That did it, thank you!

  45. joe
    December 2nd, 2014  (Quote) at 04:42  (Quote) | #45

    After this i get pcpu errors! can you please helo?

  46. ju
    February 26th, 2015  (Quote) at 08:03  (Quote) | #46

    thx a lot

  47. JV
    March 11th, 2015  (Quote) at 22:44  (Quote) | #47

    There is no 4.x and no 5.0 support on the ML350 Generation 9. Only the latest Versions of ESXi 5.1 and 5.5 are supported, I found out on this ML350 G9 blog.

    http://www.beat-it.nl/blog/hp-proliant-ml350-gen9-server/

  48. April 7th, 2015  (Quote) at 13:38  (Quote) | #48

    Thank you!!!

  49. Chats
    April 9th, 2015  (Quote) at 04:21  (Quote) | #49

    Its work for me also… HP DL380 G5 Thanks lot…..

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