VMware ESXi 5.5 Image

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This is Dell Customized Image of VMware ESXi 5.5
Dell Version: A00, Build# 1331820.
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Fixes & Enhancements

For fixes & enhancements, refer VMware release notes of 5.5 available at https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html
For known issues, refer VMware vSphere 5 on Dell PowerEdge systems - Release notes release notes available at http://www.dell.com/support/Manuals/us/en/19/Product/vmware-esxi-5
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Version

5.5, A00

Release date

01 Oct 2013

Download Type

CD ISO Images

Category

Enterprise Solutions

Importance

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Dell Technologies recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains changes to maintain overall system health. It ensures that the system software remains current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers, and software) and may include other new features.
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File Format: ISO Image for CD-ROM
File Name: VMware-VMvisor-Installer-5.5.0-1331820.x86_64-Dell_Customized_A00.iso
File Size: 327.4 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:
b9661e44c791b86caf60f179b857a17d
SHA1:
7c363607379f856ff705df92c18ad80aa9651755
SHA-256:
b0a9e704a2a0061ab9fffc3392617e38e68cdea1b7d481615ef0516eab61145a

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

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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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tg3 - 3.133d.v55.1
bnx2 - 2.2.3t.v55.7
bnx2x - 1.78.28.v55.2
cnic - 1.78.12.v55.6
cnic-register - 1.78.1.v55.7
bnx2fc - 1.78.16.v55.4
bnx2i - 2.78.11.v55.4

Qlogic Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
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qlnativefc - 1.1.7.0 -1OEM.550.0.0.1198610
qla4xxx - 634.55.20.0-1vmw
qlcnic - 5.5.164
qlge - v3.00.00.57

Intel Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
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igb - 4.2.16.8
ixgbe - 3.18.7iov

Emulex Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
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lpfc - 10.0.575.8-1OEM.550.0.0.1198611
elxnet - 10.0.575.7-10EM-550.0.0.1198611
be2iscsi - 4.6.261.0

Dell Storage controller Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
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mpt2sas - 15.10.05.00.1vmw

NOTE: The list of files appended/modified/customized by Dell may change during a later release.
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/support/Manuals/us/en/19/Product/vmware-esxi-5

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