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