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ESX 3.5 install on BL460c G6

 
Joe_UW
Advisor

ESX 3.5 install on BL460c G6

Hello All,

I am attempting to install VMware ESX 3.5 on a brand new BL460c G6 blade. I am running into an issue with the ethernet drivers during installation.

First off, where can I find them, and second how can I create a slipstream installer with the drivers that I need?

If anyone has done this and could give me and overview, that would be greatly appreciated.

Joe U.
3 REPLIES
Daniel Bowers
Trusted Contributor

Re: ESX 3.5 install on BL460c G6

Are you using 3.5 U4 image to install it? If the errors are coming from the integrated NIC (NC532i, based on Broadcom 57711), that driver (bnx2x) should already be in the 3.5 U3 and U4 CD images.

Original 3.5 patch with the driver:
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1007044

I think this is the latest bnx2x driver update:
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=1013184

Joe_UW
Advisor

Re: ESX 3.5 install on BL460c G6

Thanks for the reply. I have the 3.5 image and I only have the updaters for U3 and U4. They are under 100MB CD's.

Do I need to make a slipstream installer with those updates to make this work?

Joe
Joe_UW
Advisor

Re: ESX 3.5 install on BL460c G6

Downloaded and used the ESX 3.5u4 standalone installer to set-up ESX Server.