When I start the vm it runs through the boot up. during the boot process is gets to networking (I do not use dhcp and only static through our firewall) it pauses and then fails network settings, it then goes on a couple of lines and then freezes. after about 5 min my whole system is unresponsive. I have to physically reboot the esxi platform. How a vm can crash the hypervisor is a real mystery to me.
It has happened twice now. I can not trust it again unless there is a fix or reason it is happening.
I run VMware's ESXi 5.1, I have both Linux and Win2008r2 servers running on the platform. 32gig ram 2 quad core processors. There are 8 vm's running on it currently.
Using your instructions to use the custom install I can not specify the size of the install. This might be a/the cause but I don't know.