While installing VMware on HP DL xxx servers with NC522 SFP 10GB Ethernet adapter, the installation freezes at 29% during the process of loading networking drivers.

Additionally, if you remove the 10GB adapters and install VMware, the installation will crash after you add the 10GB adapters again.

In the earlier days, NC522SFP 10Gbe adapter were not supported by VMware, but with the new version these adapters are supported.

To resolve this issue, you need to install additional drivers when prompted to install additional third party drivers during VMware installation.

These drivers can be downloaded from http://downloads.vmware.com/d/details/esx4x_qla_nx_nic_dt/ZHcqYmRAdyViZHdlZQ