VMware ESXi 6.5 U2

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

Fixes & Enhancements

For fixes & enhancements, please refer attached VMware release notes


Version 65U2, A04


Enterprise Solutions

Release date

10 Sep 2018

Last Updated

11 Sep 2018


Available formats

File Format:RBSD
File Name:VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0.update02-9298722.x86_64-DellEMC_Customized-A04.zip
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File Size: 335 MB
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File Format:ISO Image
File Name:VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0.update02-9298722.x86_64-DellEMC_Customized-A04.iso
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File Size: 344 MB
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File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:ESXi_65U2-ReleaseNotes-DellEMC-A04.txt
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Applies to
vSphere Hypervisor 6.5U2
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.

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
Important Information
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
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 highly recommends applying this update as soon as possible. The update contains changes to improve the reliability and availability of your Dell system.