The company I work for has tasked me with setting up their server. This is what I'm working with:
The hardware : Dell Poweredge T410The software : Microsoft Small Business Server 2011, ThinkServer edition/ESXi
Attempting to install the server software on either ESXi 6.5 or the bare metal causes this message to pop up:
"The installer is designed to load only on Lenovo systems. Please verify with Lenovo that your hardware is correctly configured for this software."
Is there anything I can do other than buy a different version of server software?
You have an OEM copy of the Windows Small Business Server 2011. This is an IBM vendor specific version. Either use a Dell version or a generic version.