VMware ESXi 5.1 Recovery Image

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This is Dell Customized Image of VMware ESXi 5.1.
Dell Version: A01, Build# 799733.
This ISO image should be used only to recover/reinstall VMware ESXi image to SD Card/USB Key on Dell Supported Platforms. Refer compatibility section for Supported Platforms.
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File Format: ISO Image for CD-ROM
File Name: VMware-VMvisor-Installer-5.1.0-799733.x86_64-Dell_Customized_RecoveryCD_A01.iso
File Size: 303.86 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.

Fixes & Enhancements

For fixes & enhancements, refer VMware release notes of 5.1 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 available at http://www.dell.com/support/Manuals/us/en/19/Product/vmware-esxi-5
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5.1.0, A01

Release date

26 Dec 2012

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

This Dell Customized VMware ESXi Recovery ISO 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)
bnx2 - 2.2.3e.v50.1
bnx2fc - 1.74.02.v50.2
bnx2i - 2.74.07.v50.1
bnx2x - 1.74.17.v50.1
cnic - 1.74.04.v50.1
cnic-register - 1.72.1.v50.2
tg3 - 3.124c.v50.1

Brocade Drivers (Available at vmware.com)
bfa -
bna -

Dell Storage Controller Drivers (Available at vmware.com)
mpt2sas -

Emulex Drivers (Available at vmware.com)
lpfc820 - 0:
be2iscsi - 4.2.324.12

Intel Drivers (Available at vmware.com)
igb -

Qlogic Drivers (Available at vmware.com)
qla2xxx - 911.k1.1-26vmw
qla4xxx - 624.01.43
qlcnic - 5.0.750
qlge - v2.0.0.54-04202012

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

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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