Driver Details

VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 3

This is Dell Customized Image of VMware ESXi 5.5 Update 3
Dell Version: A11,Build# 8934887

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.

Fixes & Enhancements

For fixes & enhancements, please refer attached VMware release notes


Version 5.5 U3, A11


Enterprise Solutions

Release date

09 Aug 2018

Last Updated

09 Aug 2018


Available formats

File Format:ISO Image
File Name:VMware-VMvisor-Installer-5.5.0.update03-8934887.x86_64-Dell_Customized-A11.iso
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File Size: 360 MB
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File Size: 350 MB
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File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:ESXi_5.5U3_Release_Notes-Dell-A11.txt
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Applies to
vSphere Hypervisor 5.5 Update 3
Installation instructions
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
Important Information
For Dell Support documentation on VMware ESX/ESXi , refer

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

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
net-tg3 - 3.137l.v55.1
misc-cnic-register - 1.713.10.v55.1
net-bnx2 - 2.2.6a.v55.4
net-bnx2x - 2.713.10.v55.4
net-cnic - 2.713.10.v55.5
scsi-bnx2fc - 1.713.10.v55.4
scsi-bnx2i - 2.713.10.v55.3

Qlogic Drivers(Available at
qlnativefc -
qla4xxx - 644.55.37.0
net-qlcnic - 5.5.190
net-qlge -

Intel Drivers(Available at
net-igb - 5.3.2
i40e - 2.0.6
net-ixgbe - 4.5.2

Emulex Drivers(Available at
lpfc -
be2iscsi -
elxnet -

Dell Storage controller Drivers(Available at
mpt2sas -
mpt3sas -
megaraid_perc9 - 6.903.55.00
Megaraid-sas - 06.805.56.00

Micron PCI-SSD controller drivers(Available at
mtip32xx_native - 3.9.4

Mellanox Drivers(Available at
mlx4_core -
mlx4_en -
nmlx5_core -

NOTE: The list of files appended/modified/customized by Dell may change during a later release. **************************************************************************************
Dell's Important Policy Statement on virtual SAN support and certification.
1. Always consult the VMware Compatibility Guide (VCG) for Virtual SAN (VSAN) certification information.
a. Dell and VMware only support Servers, HBA controllers, backplane extenders and drives that are listed in the VCG for the particular version of VSAN you are running.
b. Dell only supports Dell branded Ready Nodes, Dell platforms and Dell components as listed in the VSAN VCG.
2. Dell Strongly recommends using the Dell certified Ready Node configurations, which are validated to provide predictable scalability and performance for your virtual SAN components.
3. Dell will also support build your own VSAN configurations if they are built from Dell branded VSAN certified components.
a. This is an important distinction. For example:Dell does not support VSAN configurations build from off the shelf drives obtained from other channels, even though those drives may be listed in the VCG. Dell only supports Dell branded drives which are listed under the Partner name "Dell" in the VCG. This ensures you are using the Dell validated drives and firmware versions.
4. Dell and VMware support the exact controller driver and firmware versions listed in the VCG.
5. For drives, Dell and VMware support the firmware versions listed in the VCG and later versions. Please consult the Dell support site for the latest recommendations on the minimum firmware required for drives.
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.