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Proliant ML350 G6 and VMware vSphere 4, which firmware updates to install

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Juha Rimmi
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Proliant ML350 G6 and VMware vSphere 4, which firmware updates to install

Hi

I'm about to install "VMware vSphere 4 Essentials Bundle for 3 hosts" to a new ML350 (P/N: 470065-113). It houses SA P410i controller and these disks:
2 pcs HP 146GB 10K 6G 2.5 SAS DP ENT HDD
2 pcs HP 1TB 6G SAS 7.2K 2.5IN MDL HDD
No tapedrive.

1. Is there any VMware specific firmware/drivers available from HP? I found only VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1/4.0/server 3.5 section under HP drivers and software site.
2. Can I download somewhere a CD/DVD which checks and updates all firmware for HW installed on the server?
3. Does SmartStart work with VMware? ANything spesific there?

Thanks in advantage.

Rgs,

Juha
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Torsten.
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Re: Proliant ML350 G6 and VMware vSphere 4, which firmware updates to install

You should download the smartstart firmware maintenance dvd 9.30 and do the firmware update offline.

Hope this helps!
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Juha Rimmi
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Re: Proliant ML350 G6 and VMware vSphere 4, which firmware updates to install

Thanks Torsten

Donwloading "Smart Update Firmware DVD v. 9.30" allready. Can I use "HP SmartStart CD x64 v. 8.70" to configure array and also to install VMware vSphere 4Essential?

Rgs,

Juha
Torsten.
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Re: Proliant ML350 G6 and VMware vSphere 4, which firmware updates to install

Of course you can use this cd to configure the array.

Hope this helps!
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Juha Rimmi
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Re: Proliant ML350 G6 and VMware vSphere 4, which firmware updates to install

Thanks

I can close the case now.

Rgs, Juha
Juha Rimmi
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Re: Proliant ML350 G6 and VMware vSphere 4, which firmware updates to install

I wasn't sure how to update all Proliant firmware and SW easely and was helped in this thread.

Currently the latest Smart Update Firmware DVD is version 9.3. I found it under Windows 2008 R2 drivers and software. Also SmartStart 8.7. was there.


Thanks,

Juha
ladymcse
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Re: Proliant ML350 G6 and VMware vSphere 4, which firmware updates to install

Can someone please confirm, that the Smartstart CD/DVD is applicable to install VSphere 4.1?