Just that really - I load the .ovf template as instructed in the instructions using the default settings and then all I get is a flashing cursor.

Powering the VM off and on has no effect and neither does deleting and re--loading.

If it matters this is an ML110 G7 server with 32GB of RAM and 1.5TB Raid 5 94 x 750GB SAS ) seem by ESXi 5.1 as one drive

Are there any settings to check?

The ESXi server it can "see" the domain controllers here , the gateway and its own domain entry

All help would be good before we move on to Open Exchange