My apologies if this is in the forums somewhere.
I searched for a while and did not come up with anything helpful.
Long story short, I have a Centos4 server on a VMWare ESX 3.5 host (version 4 vmware image) that gives a kernel panic as soon as I update to a new kernel and try to boot into it.
It appears that it may not loading the kernel module for VMWare's SCSI disk.
I have to boot back into the old kernel to bring the server online.
I tried to make a new init image but it did not help.
Granted, I may have done it wrong.
I have several RHEL4 & RHEL5 boxes that work just fine on ESX and they have had no such problem.
I can post some screen shots of the kernel panic by booting into the other kernel if it would help but I am curious if anyone else has had similar issues or can point me in the right direction before I ask for an outage to reboot the box.