When I was first starting to use AutoDeploy I ran into an issue where my blades would start to load ESX and then hang just like the screen below shows. Inspection of the logs turned up very little data, including no errors. It was just like the server ceased to exist. Turns out if you go to HP’s site and download the new OneConnect Flash 4.1.450.7 and update the firmware on your Emulex NICs that will fix the issue. Also, something to note is once you update the firmware you will need to go to the VMware site and download the new driver VIBs for your host to work.
First, download and install the vCLI tools from vmware.com on your desktop.
Second, download the CIM Providers from HP.com
Third, Place host in Maintenance Mode and then scan the ESXi host for the Bulletin ID to be installed
c:Program Files (x86)VMwareVMware vSphere CLIbin>vihostupdate.pl -server
should return a name like
hpq-esxi4.1uX-bundle-1.0 (note: this is case sensitive)
Fourth, install the bulletin
c:program files (x86)VMwareVMware vSphere CLIbin>vihostupdate.pl -server
Fifth, reboot the host.