VMware ESXi 5.5 U2 / 6.0 Installation Error : Can’t have partition outside the disk

When you installing ESXi 5.5 Update 2 or later on Cisco UCS blades using sd card ( FlexFlash) you might see error “partedUtil failed with message : Erorr : Can’t have partition outside the disk! ” .

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This is the know bug in Cisco UCS, to resolve this issue we need to install ESXi 5.5 Update 1 and upgrade to Update 2 or ESXi 6.0.

Cisco Bug report:

Cisco Bug: CSCus51007 – Unable to install ESXi 5.5 U2 on UCS FlexFlash

Last Modified

Sep 05, 2015

Product

Cisco Unified Computing System

Known Affected Releases

1.5(7) 2.0(3d)

Description (partial)

Symptom:

Installing ESXi 5.5 U2 onto Cisco FlexFlash fails with:

“partedUtil failed with message: Error: Can’t have a partition outside the disk!

Unable to read partition table for device”

Conditions:

Seen on UCS C220 M3 running 2.0(3d) firmware when trying to install ESXi 5.5 U2 (both Cisco custom and non-custom image)

Problem does not occur when installing ESXi 5.5 U1 custom image.

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