This is more for my own records than for anyone elses, but to upgrade ESXi 3.5 U2 to 4.0 U1 on a HP DL360 G4p you need to perform the following steps
After messing around for the past 2hrs trying to figure out which driver I needed for the LSI Logic SCSI controller under ESXi I’ve finally worked it out.
After importing a Windows 2008 R2 OVF into VMWare ESXi 5.1 it had no network connectivity even though it reported an active connection. It had been assigned an IP from DHCP but could not contact LAN hosts nor could LAN hosts contact it.
You have performed a V2V of a Windows VM between Hyper-V and VMWare and after conversion the VM won't boot. All you see is a black screen with a flashing cursor.
I received this error after upgrading my Windows 8 PC with VMWare Workstation 9 to Windows 8.1 Preview. The solution was simply to run a repair the VMWare Workstation 9 installation.