My fun with NMI ESX ibm xseries 346

So I went to install a quick test ESX server on an IBM xseries 346. Of course right during the install it reboots… ok what just happened. The second time I catch it an unexpected NMI 4000: something

Well a quick google search brings me here

Easy enough right update the BIOS. Well followed the link the KB to here

Of course trying to boot off of that CD cause an NMI error!!! gah

So an hour later I last ditch effort try the floppy method…. can you imagine I actually found one. Anyways, after the floppy BIOS update ESX will now install grrrr… why does it have to be so hard sometimes.


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