VMware ESXi 6.5 U2

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This is Dell Customized Image of VMware ESXi 6.5 U2
Dell Version: A07, Build#10719125
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File Format: ISO Image for CD-ROM
File Name: VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0.update02-10719125.x86_64-DellEMC_Customized-A07.iso
File Size: 344.68 MB
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65U2, A07

Release date

04 Dec 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: Base Drivers for Imaging
File Name: VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0.update02-10719125.x86_64-DellEMC_Customized-A07.zip
File Size: 334.99 MB
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File Name: ESXi_65U2-ReleaseNotes-DellEMC-A07.txt
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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:
Broadcom Drivers:
- bnxtnet - 212.0.93
- bnxtroce - 212.0.93

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 - 1.7.11
- ixgben - 1.7.10
- igbn -1.4.6

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 - 7.705.10.00
- megaraid-sas - 06.805.56.00
- dell-shared-perc8 - 06.806.90.00
lsi-msgpt3 -

NOTE: The list of files appended/modified/customized by Dell may change during a later release
65U2, A1217 Jun 2019
65U2, A1102 May 2019
65U2, A1019 Apr 2019
65U2, A0630 Nov 2018
65U2, A0510 Oct 2018
65U2, A0410 Sep 2018
65U2, A0305 Sep 2018
65U2, A0116 Jul 2018
65U2, A0004 May 2018
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