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HP ESXi ISO vs. vmware ESXi ISO?

Paul Hutchings
Super Advisor

HP ESXi ISO vs. vmware ESXi ISO?

As subject really, for 2 new DL380 G7's each with 2 x NC375T additional NICs, which would you choose and why?

(We don't have a SIM environment or any reason I know of to need the HP management agents preinstalled unless it gives a benefit within vCenter).


Re: HP ESXi ISO vs. vmware ESXi ISO?

Hi Paul,

discussion around this topic


However, I see few benefit choosing HP ESXi over VMware ESXi

HP has seamlessly integrated VMware ESXi, delivering active HP ProLiant management and consolidated lifecycle management for a consistent, reliable ProLiant experience.

HP CIM (Common Information Module) providers proactively surface hardware monitoring data to deliver the most up-to-date server state information possible. HP CIM providers and VMware ESXi provide active hardware management using HP SIM (Systems Insight Manager).

HP customize it to work efficiently with HP hardware.

you will be entitled to get support from HP along with your hardware if purchased as a bundle.


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Jan Soska
Honored Contributor

Re: HP ESXi ISO vs. vmware ESXi ISO?

Hello Paul,
as mentioned above, especially with new G7 servers you have to use HP ESXi iso becouse currently Vmware iso DOESN'T have network drivers for newest HP NIC included... Maybe in next release they will be there, but until it HP iso is the only option.