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Using SNS-3415-K9 as an ESXi Host?!

Hey guys!

I have a SNS-3415-K9 appliance that we don't use it and were shutdown for god knows how long, Since ACS is not supported anymore and this appliance is totally useless, so I decided to use this appliance as a ESXi host! I installed ESXi 6.7 U3 on it but it doesn't boot the ESXi, and when I connect to CIMC to see what is going on, I noticed that NO RAID HAS DETECTED..!

So can you guys help me with that?

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Re: Using SNS-3415-K9 as an ESXi Host?!

The SNS-3415 is based on the Cisco UCS C220 M3 hardware. There are several articles on installing ESXi on it. Basically you need a custom ESXI image so that the hardware is properly recognized.

 

https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/smb-technologist/installing-vsphere-on-cisco-ucs-c-series-servers/

https://community.cisco.com/t5/data-center-documents/how-to-install-esxi-on-ucs-servers/ta-p/3149030

 

For anybody else reading this please note later SNS series appliances (3500 and 3600 series) use UEFI secure boot and cannot run ESXi.

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Re: Using SNS-3415-K9 as an ESXi Host?!

The SNS-3415 is based on the Cisco UCS C220 M3 hardware. There are several articles on installing ESXi on it. Basically you need a custom ESXI image so that the hardware is properly recognized.

 

https://www.techrepublic.com/blog/smb-technologist/installing-vsphere-on-cisco-ucs-c-series-servers/

https://community.cisco.com/t5/data-center-documents/how-to-install-esxi-on-ucs-servers/ta-p/3149030

 

For anybody else reading this please note later SNS series appliances (3500 and 3600 series) use UEFI secure boot and cannot run ESXi.