Driver Details

VMware ESXi 6.0 U3

This is Dell Customized Image of VMware ESXi 6.0 U3
Dell Version: A00, Build# 5050593

Fixes & Enhancements

For fixes & enhancements, please refer attached VMware release notes

Version

Version 6.0U3, A00

Category

Enterprise Solutions

Release date

29 Mar 2017

Last Updated

21 Sep 2017

Importance

Available formats

File Format:RBSD
File Name:VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.0.0.update03-5050593.x86_64-Dell_Customized-A00.zip
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 353 MB
Format Description:
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
5e376338ad1b1dcebd8f854902186e07
SHA1:
d3ac28194b487b3f87d47479e7417c9b9d61ff31
SHA-256:
8407b7f0863a15f6a9292c465cfc60f50c369aa727de22e1ce1145554cfc42eb
File Format:ISO Image
File Name:VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.0.0.update03-5050593.x86_64-Dell_Customized-A00.iso
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 363 MB
Format Description:This file contains an ISO image used to create a CDROM. Download the file to a folder on your hard drive, then create a CD using your preferred CD burning software.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
b253ddf6e90adc252c39c2fdf111b754
SHA1:
0500dbd69f238e38f0b22f37c9457fd3e6d0caae
SHA-256:
8ff73acb813923a7ce933f8eb8fca933624e199acb4e891a8d8b02257cce71cc
File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:ESXi_6.0U3-ReleaseNotes-Dell-A00.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 1 KB
Format Description:This file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
To ensure the integrity of your download, please verify the checksum value.
MD5:
2f30daef91cf573c86c9ee09cd2528cb
SHA1:
74861a9e475527112db643b88181080524695c28
SHA-256:
b8659e5e0b6d5638a1962be6596d11523d2dfbf7babb9c61ce521d765d3495c5

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Other versions
60U3,A05 19 Oct 201710:52:55 AM
60U3,A04 21 Sep 20176:16:29 AM
6.0 U3,A03 27 Jun 20176:38:55 AM
6.0U3,A01 23 May 20176:28:24 AM
Applies to
vSphere Hypervisor 6.0 U3
Installation instructions
Download:
1. Click Download now, to download the file.
2. When the File Download window appears, click Save this program to disk and click OK. The Save In window appears.
3. From the Save In drop-down menu, click to select Desktop and then click Save. The file will download to your desktop.
4. If a Download Complete window appears, click Close. A new icon appears on your desktop.

Installation:
To install VMware ESXi with this downloaded .ISO file using CD-ROM method, you need a CD-R or CD-RW and appropriate software to create a CD. Follow your CD writing software vendor's instructions to create a CD.

For additional install instructions, refer Installation/Deployment guides available at https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html
http://www.dell.com/virtualizationsolutions
Important Information
Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system

For Dell Support documentation on VMware ESX/ESXi , refer http://www.dell.com/virtualizationsolutions

The Dell Customized VMware ESXi image does not include Dell OpenManage Server Administrator. For detailed instructions to install and use Dell OpenManage Server Administrator, see the Dell OpenManage documentation at http://www.dell.com/openmanagemanuals
This image is customized by Dell which includes updated driver versions. Dell also modifies the below files as part of customization.

/etc/vmware/oem.xml
/etc/vmware/support

The drivers included in this ESXi image by Dell as part of the customization process are:-

Broadcom Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
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misc-cnic-register - 1.713.10.v60.1
bnx2 - 2.2.6a.v60.4
bnx2x - 2.713.10.v60.4
cnic - 2.713.10.v60.5
bnx2fc - 1.713.10.v60.4
bnx2i - 2.713.10.v60.3
bnxtnet - 20.2.16.0
tg3 - 3.137l

Qlogic Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
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qlnativefc - 2.1.50.0
qla4xxx - 644.55.37.0
qlcnic - 6.1.191
qlge - 3.0.0.59
Qedentv - 2.0.3.26

Intel Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
================================
igb - 5.3.2
ixgbe - 4.4.1
i40e - 1.4.28


Emulex Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
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lpfc - 11.0.237.0
be2iscsi - 11.0.231.0
elxnet - 11.0.259.0

Mellanox Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
===================================
nmlx4-core - 3.15.2.0
nmlx4-en - 3.15.2.0
nmlx-rdma - 3.15.2.0
nmlx5-core - 4.15.4.1000

Dell PERC Controller Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
============================================
lsi_mr3 - 6.904.43.00
megaraid_sas - 6.805.56.00
lsi_msgpt3 - 14.00.00.00

NVMe Drivers (Available at VMware.com)
====================================
nvme - 1.2.0.27

NOTE: The list of files appended/modified/customized by Dell may change during a later release.

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Dell's Important Policy Statement on virtual SAN support and certification.
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1. Always consult the VMware Compatibility Guide (VCG) for Virtual SAN (VSAN) certification information.
a. Dell and VMware only support Servers, HBA controllers, backplane extenders and drives that are listed in the VCG for the particular version of VSAN you are running.
b. Dell only supports Dell branded Ready Nodes, Dell platforms and Dell components as listed in the VSAN VCG.

2. Dell Strongly recommends using the Dell certified Ready Node configurations, which are validated to provide predictable scalability and performance for your virtual SAN components.

3. Dell will also support build your own VSAN configurations if they are built from Dell branded VSAN certified components.
a. This is an important distinction. For example:Dell does not support VSAN configurations build from off the shelf drives obtained from other channels, even though those drives may be listed in the VCG. Dell only supports Dell branded drives which are listed under the Partner name "Dell" in the VCG. This ensures you are using the Dell validated drives and firmware versions.

4. Dell and VMware support the exact controller driver and firmware versions listed in the VCG.

5. For drives, Dell and VMware support the firmware versions listed in the VCG and later versions. Please consult the Dell support site for the latest recommendations on the minimum firmware required for drives.
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