Esxi on Dell PowerEdge T20

By | May 5, 2015

Follow these steps:

1.   ESXI Customized Image from DELL:

VMware ESXi 5.5 Image Driver Details | Dell US

2.   Intel I217LM Nic Card Driver from here:

https://communities.vmware.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/2278196-112346/net-e1000e-2.3.2.x86_64.vib

3.   ESXi Customizer to overwrite existing driver.

VMware Front Experience: ESXi-Customizer

4.   RUFUS to burn the Modified ISO to USB.

Rufus – Create bootable USB drives the easy way

5.  Make sure the BIOS as the VT -D Setting Enabled (Virtual Machine Setting is CHECKED).

Boot the Machine with the Bootable USB, Press ‘SHIFT+O’ and type noIOMMU press Enter.

It will boot the OS and skip ‘Initializing IOV’ Error.

This should work as

To Enable noIOMMU option every-time the OS boots,

a.  Activate SSH and connect to the ESXi server

b.  type: esxcli system settings kernel set –setting=noIOMMU -v TRUE

that will make it bypass the “Initializing iov” everytime.

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