How To Stop ESXi 5 Crashing On An HP Proliant ML110 G7

Although VMware ESXi 5 does support HP Proliant ML110 G7’s, there are a few modifications you need to make to the BIOS to stop it crashing. To run ESXi 5 on an HP Proliant ML110 G7, change the C state to C6 in the BIOS. This will stop your ML110 G7 from crashing. Also, VMware recommend the following BIOS settings to increase performance of ESXi 5 on an HP ML110 G7:

  • Set Power Management in the BIOS to OS Controlled Mode
  • Enable Cooperative Power Management in the BIOS
  • If your indended ESXi server usage is not likely to be sensitive to significant IO, enable¬†¬†C1E in the BIOS, otherwise leave it disabled
  • Use the highest C state available (enable all: C3, C6, etc.)
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