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HPE VMWare ESXi 6.5 Image

peterlyttle
Occasional Visitor

HPE VMWare ESXi 6.5 Image

Hello,

Please can anyone tell me when the HPE ESXi 6.5 Custom Image will be available?  If this is not soon, is there a list of the VIB's that can be manually loaded so that ESXi is aware of the Proliant Sensors and drivers?

Thanks,

Peter

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Corelias
Occasional Visitor

Re: HPE VMWare ESXi 6.5 Image

I would like to know too.

Reading VMWARE's documentation, I think that upgrading a host, that has a HPE version of ESXi, would migrate the VIBs and integrate them.

So I guess, doing a new install could be done by first installing the 6.0 U2 HPE version and then installing the VMWARE 6.5 version over it (upgrade von CD etc).

 

A few seconds ago (after having written the above, before it was not there) HPE 6.5 custom ISO has appeared on VMWARE download page.

MarcusJClifford
Occasional Visitor

Re: HPE VMWare ESXi 6.5 Image

Confirmed.

The HP Customised VMWare ESXi 6.5 Hypervisor is available at:

https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?downloadGroup=OEM-ESXI65-HPE&productId=614

Thorus
Established Member

Re: HPE VMWare ESXi 6.5 Image

Please be aware that ESXi 6.5 hosts can be managed individually, using old vSphere Client or can be managed ONLY on vSphere vCenter Server build 6.5, according to VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/sim/interop_matrix.php#interop&2=&1=2131

Paris Wells
Occasional Visitor

Re: HPE VMWare ESXi 6.5 Image

Anyone installing this should be careful of the current issues this build is having with HP servers and Vmware 6.5 ( It's purple screen of deathing ) per below and others! 

https://communities.vmware.com/message/2632536

https://communities.vmware.com/message/2633912

agolmar
Occasional Visitor

Re: HPE VMWare ESXi 6.5 Image

is there any solution availible meanwhile for the HP servers with Vmware 6.5 purple screen of death?

 

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cipollamitch
Occasional Visitor

Re: HPE VMWare ESXi 6.5 Image

I've deployed ESX 6.5 custom HPE image (650.9.6.0.28 released on November 2016 and based on ESXi 6.5.0 Vmkernel Release Build 4564106) on a MicroServer Gen8. Consists of 10GB RAM, mirrored RAID, iSCSI storage target and running 2 VMs simultaneously - It's not in a vcenter cluster. Reports of the Purple screen haven't occured yet after an up time of 1 month straight... 

Manuel Boosch
Frequent Advisor

Re: HPE VMWare ESXi 6.5 Image

Hi cipollamitch,

the reason why you are not experiencing a PSOD is that your platform is not affected by the buggy hpe-ilo driver 650.10.0.1-24 that is included in the only available hpe customized esxi image 6.5 build - 4564106:

https://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=5177949&docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c05378386

This PSOD will only occur on latest Proliant G8 & G9 - DL & ML Series and is solved with hpe-ilo driver 650.10.0.2 or later...

Rgrds,

Manuel

 

Ruben_Herold
Advisor

Re: HPE VMWare ESXi 6.5 Image

No there is also a PSOD issue with the hpe-smx-provider in G7

anon48484848
Occasional Visitor

Re: HPE VMWare ESXi 6.5 Image

hpe-smx-provider caused PSOD on my DL360 G7. Here is a handy guide

https://blog.monstermuffin.org/fixing-esxi-6-5-hpe-g7-servers/

 

Ruben_Herold
Advisor

Re: HPE VMWare ESXi 6.5 Image

Yes but on DL385 G7 with current firmware you will get a PSOD from hpe-cru after downgrade the hpe-smx.

Tested on more then 2 boxes with upgrade and with fresh installation.