ESXi on old hardware Error 10 – Out of resources failed to malloc MMIO

At home I use a old Dell Precision T5600. It has 16 cores total with 128GB of memory and while old its still good for running multiple workloads via ESXi. In the 6.x days I had no issues with ESXi, however with 7.0 I now get the CPU is unsupported as well as many other warnings. However I was able to run 7.0 Update 2 build 17867351 without issues. When I first installed ESXi I used BIOS to install and to run it since it never worked with EFI and at the time I did not bother to figure out… Continue Reading


Dell SUU on 64bit CentOS/RHEL

Dell SUU (Server Update Utility) is a tool provided as an ISO from Dell that runs on windows and linux to search for drivers and firmware updates. In 32bit CentOS/RHEL SUU runs without problems however in 64bit correct pre-reqs are required for SUU to work correctly. SUU manual is located here. yum -y install glibc.i686 compat-libstdc++-33.i686 libstdc++.i686 zlib.i686 libxml2.i686 libXp.i686 libXtst.i686 ncurses-libs pam.i686 procmail mount the ISO. you can do this 2 ways. #1 using virtual media in the IDRAC or #2 loop mounting the iso from the OS after transferring the ISO to the OS. Check for updates ./suu… Continue Reading