What is a firmware catalog?
A firmware catalog is an aggregation of all firmware bundles that is supported on multiple generations of DellEMC servers.
Firmware catalogs for DellEMC customized VMware ESXi
DellEMC started releasing firmware catalogs for Dell customized versions of VMware ESXi releases. The intent of this catalog is to announce the recommended firmware versions for Dell customized versions of VMware ESXi for various server models and peripherals. NOTE that the catalog contain firmware versions for all the generations of servers and corresponding peripherals. Hence it's advised that end users go through the compatibility matrix carefully to assess the support stance for the specific server model and the peripheral that they use for a specific version of VMware ESXi. The compatibility guides of various versions of Dell customized VMware ESXi is found at support.dell.com as below.
Below is a table which maps the recommended firmware for Dell customized VMware ESXi images. This is a living document and gets modified as and when new catalogs are released.
|DellEMC Customized VMware ESXi Revision||Release date||Catalog Location|
|VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 A04||7th Nov 2017||https://ftp.dell.com/FOLDER04655306M/1/ESXi_Catalog.xml.gz|
|VMware ESXi 6.0 U3 A05||19th Oct 2017||https://ftp.dell.com/FOLDER04655306M/1/ESXi_Catalog.xml.gz|
|VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 A05||14th Dec 2017||https://ftp.dell.com/FOLDER04796351M/1/ESXi_Catalog.xml.gz|
|VMware ESXi 6.0 U3 A07||14th Dec 2017||https://ftp.dell.com/FOLDER04796351M/1/ESXi_Catalog.xml.gz|
|VMware ESXi 6.7 A01||23th Apr 2018||https://ftp.dell.com/FOLDER04796351M/1/ESXi_Catalog.xml.gz|
|VMware ESXi 6.5 U1 A11||14th Jun 2018||https://ftp.dell.com/FOLDER04796351M/1/ESXi_Catalog.xml.gz|
Article ID: SLN311042
Last Date Modified: 09/20/2018 06:51 AM
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