VMware ESXi 6.5 U2

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This is Dell Customized Image of VMware ESXi 6.5 U2
Dell Version: A04, Build# 9298722

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65U2, A04

Release date

10 Sep 2018

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Dell Technologies highly recommends applying this important update as soon as possible. The update contains critical bug fixes and changes to improve functionality, reliability, and stability of your Dell system. It may also include security fixes and other feature enhancements.
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File Format: ISO Image for CD-ROM
File Name: VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0.update02-9298722.x86_64-DellEMC_Customized-A04.iso
File Size: 344.74 MB
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File Format: Base Drivers for Imaging
File Name: VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0.update02-9298722.x86_64-DellEMC_Customized-A04.zip
File Size: 335.05 MB
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File Format: External release notes
File Name: ESXi_65U2-ReleaseNotes-DellEMC-A04.txt
File Size: 1.98 KB
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Dell highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible.
This ESXi image includes patch release ESXi650-201808001 for 'L1 Terminal Fault' from VMware Refer VMware KB https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/56544 for more details

Additional NOTE: On Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers running ESXi 6.0 U3 (vA06/A07/A08/A08/A10), when an upgrade is attempted to either ESXi 6.0 U3 v A11 or ESXi 6.5, ESXi 6.5 U1, ESXi 6.5 U2, ESXi 6.7 it may result in an failure. Refer ESXI release notes for more details

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:
- bnxtnet -
- bnxtroce -

Qlogic Drivers:
- bnx2 - 2.2.6b.v60.2
- bnx2x - 2.713.60.v60.2
- cnic - 2.713.60.v60.2
- nqlcnic - 6.0.63
- qcnic -
- qedentv -
- qedrntv -
- qedf -
- misc-cnic-register - 1.713.60.v60.1
- qfle3 -
- qfle3f -
- qfle3i -
- qlnativefc -
- bnx2fc - 1.713.60.v60.1
- bnx2i - 2.713.60.v60.1
- qedil -
- qla4xxx - 644.6.06.0

Intel Drivers:
- i40e - 2.0.7
- igb - 5.3.3
- ixgbe - 4.5.3
- i40en - 1.5.8
- ixgben - 1.6.5
- igbn -1.4.1

Emulex Drivers:
- elxiscsi - 11.2.1197.17
- elxnet - 12.0.1108
- lpfc -

Mellanox Drivers:
- nmlx4-core -
- nmlx4-rdma -
- nmlx4-en -
- nmlx5-core -
- nmlx5-rdma -

Dell PERC Controller Drivers:
- lsi-mr3 - 7.703.20.00
- megaraid-sas - 06.805.56.00
- dell-shared-perc8 - 06.806.90.00

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

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For additional install instructions, refer Installation/Deployment guides available at https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html

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