RH2288HV2 occurred purple screen crash when installing ESXi 5.5.Information as below
1. Ensure ESXi version is 5.0, 5.1or 5.5。
2. Check purple screen information if it is the same as below.
VMware ixgbe driver bug
The code added for Linux driver to handle SFP module hot plug affected ESX driver. The new code caused ESX driver to constantly poll for the module info if there is no module installed. Every poll constantly added a 1 second delay which eventually locked up a CPU and led to a system crash.
Upgrade driver for Network adapter Intel Corporation Ethernet 10G 2P X520 Adapter driver to version: ixgbe 3.21.4 or later.
You can download the driver ixgbe 3.21.4 from:
Guidance for installing async drivers on vmware esxi 5.0, 5.1, and 5.5: