VMware ESXi 5.5 Image

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This is Dell Customized Image of VMware ESXi 5.5
Dell Version: A04, Build# 1746974.
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VMware-VMvisor-Installer-5.5.0-1746974.x86_64-Dell_Customized_A04.iso | 327.01 MB
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File Format: ISO Image for CD-ROM
File Name: VMware-VMvisor-Installer-5.5.0-1746974.x86_64-Dell_Customized_A04.iso
File Size: 327.01 MB
Format Description
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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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5.5, A04

Release date

28 Apr 2014

Download Type

CD ISO Images


Enterprise Solutions


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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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.


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

Broadcom Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
tg3 - 3.135b.v55.2
bnx2 - 2.2.4f.v55.3
bnx2x - 1.78.80.v55.3
cnic - 1.78.76.v55.7
cnic-register - 1.78.75.v55.1
bnx2fc - 1.78.76.v55.1
bnx2i - 2.78.76.v55.1

Qlogic Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
qlnativefc - -1OEM.550.0.0.1331820
qla4xxx - 634.55.26.0-1vmw
qlcnic - 5.5.177
qlge - v3.00.00.57

Intel Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
igb -
ixgbe - 3.21.4

Emulex Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
lpfc - 10.0.727.44-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820
elxnet - 10.0.727.28-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820
be2iscsi -10.0.727.4401

Dell Storage controller Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
mpt2sas -
megaraid_sas - 06.803.52.00.
megaraid_perc9- 6.900.50.00.1vmw

Micron PCI-SSD controller drivers(Available at vmware.com)
mtip32xx_native - 3.6.9

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.

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

Reboot will be required

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