VMware ESXi 7.0 U1

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This is a description of the DellEMC Customized Image of VMware ESXi 7.0 U1 Dell Version: A01, Build# 17325551 hosted at https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/downloads/details?downloadGroup=OEM-ESXI70U1-DELLEMC&productId=974
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ESXi_7.0U1-ReleaseNotes-DellEMC-A01.txt

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Fixes & Enhancements

For Fixes and Enhancements, Please refer to Release notes

NOTE:
Dell EMC has migrated the latest revision of the Dell customized ESXi images with customized drivers to VMware's website. This change aligns with industry-standard practices and brings the Dell EMC-customized image to the same location as our competitors. For customers who manage heterogeneous fleets, this simplifies the procurement of SW images as they will all be housed in one location. Please go to your my.vmware.com license portal or click the link below to be redirected now. Older revisions of these images can be downloaded from www.dell.com/support in case there is a requirement

ISO Image Link: https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/downloads/details?downloadGroup=OEM-ESXI70U1-DELLEMC&productId=974

Dell EMC recommends you to refer to Upgrading to Dell EMC vSphere and vSAN version 7.x doc published at
https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-us/product-support/product/vmware-esxi-7.x/docs
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Version

7.0 U1, A01

Release date

17 Jun 2021

Download Type

CD ISO Images

Category

Enterprise Solutions

Importance

Optional
Dell Technologies recommends reviewing this update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations or provides new features that may or may not apply to your environment.

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NOTE:
Dell EMC has migrated the latest revision of the Dell customized ESXi images with customized drivers to VMware's website. This change aligns with industry-standard practices and brings the Dell EMC-customized image to the same location as our competitors. For customers who manage heterogeneous fleets, this simplifies the procurement of SW images as they will all be housed in one location. Please go to your my.vmware.com license portal or click the link below to be redirected now. Older revisions of these images can be downloaded from www.dell.com/support in case there is a requirement

ISO Image Link: https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/downloads/details?downloadGroup=OEM-ESXI70U1-DELLEMC&productId=974


Dell EMC recommends you to refer to Upgrading to Dell EMC vSphere and vSAN version 7.x doc published at
https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-us/product-support/product/vmware-esxi-7.x/docs

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:

Intel Drivers:
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- igbn: 1.4.11.0
- ixgben: 1.8.9.0
- i40en: 1.10.9.0

Qlogic Drivers:
======================
- qcnic: 2.0.53.0
- qfle3: 1.4.8.0
- qfle3i: 2.1.5.0
- qfle3f: 2.1.9.0
- qedentv: 3.40.19.0
- qedrntv: 3.40.18.0
- qedf: 2.2.8.0
- qlnativefc: 4.1.14.0
- qedi: 2.19.9.0

Broadcom Drivers:
======================
- bnxtnet: 216.0.72.0
- bnxtroce: 216.0.65.0

Mellanox Drivers:
======================
- nmlx5_core: 4.19.70.1
- nmlx5_rdma: 4.19.70.1

Dell PERC Controller Drivers:
============================
- lsi_mr3:7.713.08.00
- lsi_msgpt35:15.00.00.00
- dell-shared-perc8:06.806.92.00

NOTE: The list of files appended/modified/customized by Dell may change during a later release
vSphere Hypervisor 7.0 U1
To Download the image:

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.

The latest DellEMC custom images can also be downloaded from VMware site by following the below instructions

1. Go to my.vmware.com and login with your account credentials.
2. Select View & Download products > All Products and then click the View Download Components link of VMware vSphere.
3. Click Custom ISOs.
The latest Dell EMC VMware ESXi customized images are displayed.
4. Click Download

ISO Image Link: https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/downloads/details?downloadGroup=OEM-ESXI70U1-DELLEMC&productId=974

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.

Download and Installing of Addon package:
a. Download the DellEMC addon package
b. Do not extract the package(*.ZIP)
c. Upload the package to vSphere LifeCycle Manager in vCemter to create base image & remediate
Refer to vLCM User guide from VMware fore more information

Addon Link: https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/downloads/details?downloadGroup=ADDON_ESXI70U1_DELLEMC&productId=974

For additional install instructions, refer Installation/Deployment guides available at
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/index.html
http://www.dell.com/virtualizationsolutions

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