Nutanix AOS_ESXi installation getting failed through Foundation

  • 15 February 2024
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I'm trying to install “AOS+ESXi” on Dell XC6320 Node, through Foundation VM. but installation is getting failed with below errors.


Exception: This node is expected to have exactly 1 HBA with pci id 9005:028f. But phoenix could not find any such device

2024-02-12 10:43:42,845Z ERROR Exception in running <ImagingStepRAIDCheckPhoenix(<NodeConfig @bcd0>) @b8b0>
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "foundation/", line 160, in _run
  File "foundation/", line 154, in run
Exception: Couldn't find hardware_config.json 

DEBUG Setting state of <ImagingStepRAIDCheckPhoenix(<NodeConfig @bcd0>) @b8b0> from RUNNING to FAILED
DEBUG Setting state of <InstallHypervisorESX(<NodeConfig() @bcd0>) @b4c0> from PENDING to NR
WARNING Skipping <InstallHypervisorESX(<NodeConfig() @bcd0>) @b4c0> because dependencies not met


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Hi insanwin,

did you update the firmware prior to foundation, can you see if the hardware is present and funtioning from the iDRAC? if the pre-requisites are not met the foundation will fail…


Best Regards



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