Driver Details

VMware ESXi 5.5 Image

This is Dell Customized Image of VMware ESXi 5.5
Dell Version: A00, Build# 1331820.

Fixes & Enhancements

For fixes & enhancements, refer VMware release notes of 5.5 available at
For known issues, refer VMware vSphere 5 on Dell PowerEdge systems - Release notes release notes available at


Version 5.5, A00


Enterprise Solutions

Release date

01 Oct 2013

Last Updated

24 Jun 2014


Available formats

File Format:ISO Image
File Name:VMware-VMvisor-Installer-5.5.0-1331820.x86_64-Dell_Customized_A00.iso
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 327 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.

By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

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
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
tg3 - 3.133d.v55.1
bnx2 - 2.2.3t.v55.7
bnx2x - 1.78.28.v55.2
cnic - 1.78.12.v55.6
cnic-register - 1.78.1.v55.7
bnx2fc - 1.78.16.v55.4
bnx2i - 2.78.11.v55.4

Qlogic Drivers(Available at
qlnativefc - -1OEM.550.0.0.1198610
qla4xxx - 634.55.20.0-1vmw
qlcnic - 5.5.164
qlge - v3.00.00.57

Intel Drivers(Available at
igb -
ixgbe - 3.18.7iov

Emulex Drivers(Available at
lpfc - 10.0.575.8-1OEM.550.0.0.1198611
elxnet - 10.0.575.7-10EM-550.0.0.1198611
be2iscsi -

Dell Storage controller Drivers(Available at
mpt2sas -

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 recommends applying this update during your next scheduled update cycle. The update contains feature enhancements or changes that will help keep your system software current and compatible with other system modules (firmware, BIOS, drivers and software).