Driver Details

VMware ESXi 6.5 U2

This is Dell Customized Image of VMware ESXi 6.5 U2
Dell Version: A07, Build#10719125

Fixes & Enhancements

For fixes & enhancements, please refer attached VMware release notes


Version 65U2, A07


Enterprise Solutions

Release date

04 Dec 2018

Last Updated

13 Dec 2018


Available formats

File Format:RBSD
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 334 MB
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File Format:ISO Image
File Name:VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0.update02-10719125.x86_64-DellEMC_Customized-A07.iso
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File Size: 344 MB
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File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:ESXi_65U2-ReleaseNotes-DellEMC-A07.txt
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65U2,A06 30 Nov 20189:17:11 AM
65U2,A05 10 Oct 20181:56:16 PM
65U2,A04 10 Sep 20187:22:44 AM
65U2,A03 05 Sep 201812:18:23 PM
65U2,A01 16 Jul 201812:05:56 PM
Applies to
vSphere Hypervisor 6.0 U3
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

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.
- 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 - 212.0.93
- bnxtroce - 212.0.93

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 - 1.7.11
- ixgben - 1.7.10
- igbn -1.4.6

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 - 7.705.10.00
- megaraid-sas - 06.805.56.00
- dell-shared-perc8 - 06.806.90.00
lsi-msgpt3 -

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.