Hello Level1Techs Community!
This is my first post!
Unfortunatelly its not because of a good reason…
I have received yesterday the parts to build a new server for vmware esxi composed of an ASRock EPYCD8-2T mobo, a AMD EPYC 7452 32 core cpu and 64GB of 2x KSM32RD4/32MEI kingston ram
Running the latest BIOS 2.30 from asrock and the latest BMC version too, stock settings.
everything works well, cpu, mobo ram etc, did a few tests and everything works well.
The problems appeared when i tried running what this server is supposed to be built and validated for, vmware esxi 6.7u3 install.
It boots into the pen drive with it, and it starts loading the modules, but soon after a pink screen with this error appeared:
VMWare ESXI 6.7.0 (Releasebuild-15160138 x86_64)
Hardware RNG raw data failed health check .
cr0=8001003d cr2=0x0 cr3=0xa6923000 cr4=0x100116c
*PCPU6 : 2097800/NRandomHwrng
PCPU 0: SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Code Startt: 0x41802fa00000 VMK uptime: 0:00:00:05.507
0x451c9439bda0:[0x41801cd0b845]+0x1cd0b845 stack: 0x451c9439be40
0x451c9439be40:[0x41801cd0ba78]+0x1cd0ba795 stack: 0x451c9439bea0
0x451c9439bea0:[0x41801cc3027d]+0x1cc3027e stack: 0x0
0x451c9439beb0:[0x41801cc43bef]+0x1cc43bf0 stack: 0x430c5ad73000
0x451c9439bfe0:[0x41801cf0eaa2]+0x1cf0eaa3 stack: 0x0
base fs:0x0 gs=0x418041800000 Kgs=0x0
2020-01-31T10:21:44.123Z cpu6 : 2097799)NRandom: 541 : Random HWRNG health check FAILED
No place on disk to dump data.
No file configured to dump data.
No port configured for remote debugger.
I thought “well maybe i should just install it fresh?” and so i tried but the same error appears on the installer
i tried a previous version of it, esxi 6.5u3, the version asrock says on the website this mobo supports, and the error mentioned above doesnt appear, but i cant proceed with the install because it doesnt detect the 2 10G nics on the board, so thats a deadend too. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
its weird having this not working as in vmware’s HCL all of the hardware im using is validated to work with ESXi 6.7U3 and previous.
any help getting this to work would be immensely appreciated!