Please note the following conditions before installing ESX 4.1:
If you are going to install your OS on a disk that is part of a RAID array, you must configure the RAID array before installing your OS.
Refer to your disk management documentation for details.
Systems running ESX/ESXi 4.1 and ESXi 5 support limited numbers of NIC ports. Adding more than the recommended number of ports can cause your system to hang.
For the recommended maximum number of NIC ports for your system, refer to VMware knowledge base article 1026483 at:
Systems running ESX/ESXi 4.1 support a maximum of 1Tb of memory. Systems running ESXi 5 support a maximum of 2Tb of memory.
For more information, refer to VMware knowledge base article 1026483 at:
At the release of this document, your server supports VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1 Update 1, and ESXi 5. Check the Sun Server X2-8 (formerly Sun Fire X4800 M2) Product Notes for up-to-date information about OS support.
See your VMware documentation for additional limitations.