VMware ESXi 6.5 U1

This is Dell Customized Image of VMware ESXi 6.5 U1
Dell Version: A04, Build# 6765664

Fixes & Enhancements

For fixes & enhancements, please refer attached VMware release notes


Version 6.5 U1, A04


Enterprise Solutions

Release date

07 Nov 2017

Last Updated

18 Jan 2018


Available formats

File Format:ISO Image
File Name:VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0.update01-6765664.x86_64-DellEMC_Customized-A04.iso
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 337 MB
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File Format:RBSD
File Name:VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0.update01-6765664.x86_64-DellEMC_Customized-A04.zip
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File Size: 329 MB
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File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:ESXi_65U1-ReleaseNotes-Dell-A04.txt
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Other versions
6.5 U1,A06 18 Jan 20184:34:12 PM
6.5 U1,A07 27 Dec 201712:33:30 PM
6.5 U1,A05 14 Dec 20178:02:51 AM
6.5 U1,A02 19 Oct 201710:52:15 AM
6.5 U1,A01 10 Oct 201711:44:02 AM
Applies to
vSphere Hypervisor 6.5U1
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
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.

The drivers included in this ESXi image by Dell as part of the customization process are:

Broadcom Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
bnxtnet -

Qlogic Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
net-bnx2 - 2.2.6b.v60.2
net-bnx2x - 2.713.30.v60.8
net-cnic - 2.713.30.v60.6
nqlcnic - 6.0.63
qcnic -
qedentv -
qedf -
misc-cnic-register - 1.713.30.v60.1
qfle3 -
qfle3f -
qfle3i -
qlnativefc -
scsi-bnx2fc - 1.713.30.v60.6
scsi-bnx2i - 2.713.30.v60.5
scsi-qedil -
scsi-qla4xxx - 644.6.06.0

Intel Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
net-i40e - 2.0.6
net-igb - 5.3.3
net-ixgbe - 4.5.1
igbn - 1.3.1

Emulex Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
elxiscsi - 11.2.1152.0
elxnet - 11.2.1149.0
lpfc -
brcmfcoe - 11.2.1153.13

Dell PERC Controller Drivers(Available at vmware.com)
lsi-mr3 - 7.700.50.00
scsi-megaraid-sas - 06.805.56.00

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 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.