Solving performance issues with ESXi 6 (Gen8)

If you have installed to a newer version of ESXi on your Gen8 Micro Server and are now suffering from very low performance disk speed, try the following steps to downgrade to a former hpvsa-driver (scsi-hpvsa-5.5.0-88). Just follow these simple steps: Download the driver and unpack the archive named Stop all VMs that are currently running

VMWare ESXi 5.5 installation on a HP ProLiant Microserver Gen8

Please check one of my other posts, if you have performance problems after installing to ESXI 6. Introduction In this tutorial we will set-up a VMWare ESXi 5.5 as a Testlab for serving virtual machines on a small-scale server system from Hewlett Packard, a ProLiant Microserver G8 aka Gen8. Two methods are presented below.

The Red Screen of Death – Illegal Opcode Error

If you get the "Red Screen of Death" during an OS install on your HP ProLiant Microserver G8 after rebooting, reporting an "Illegal Opcode Error", do not worry! In most cases, this is just due to a wrong boot order configuration. Just follow these steps (and vary them if necessary to reflect your system configuration). Reboot

Preparing ESXi boot image for USB Flash drive

You can easily prepare any ISO file to be booted from an USB thumb drive, by following the simple steps below: Download UNetBootin from Connect a USB drive that can be deleted during this process. Make sure, no important data is currently on this stick! Start UNetBootin - no need to install Select "DiskImage" and "Type ISO" Choose

iLO on the HP ProLiant Microserver Gen8

HP Integrated Lights-Out (iLO) is a suite of embedded management technologies, supports the complete lifecycle for the ProLiant servers. Starting from initial deployment to service alerting and ongoing management, iLO is a nice tool to be informed about your server health. The Advanced suite is quite expensive, but you can get a Evaluation licence for