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EddyChong
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Which Drivers for BL460c G7 installed ESXi 5.1 (VMware Image)

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Good day.

 

I have upgraded my BL460c G7 server with ESXi 4.1 u1 to ESXi 5.1 using official vmware image instead of HP customized image because HP image can't detect my network adapter.

 

Therefore, there are some HP customized drivers such as iLO has been removed. After the upgrade, iLO from HP Blade management web console using Integrated iLO is failed to load (still able to load if using java applet).

 

From vsphere client Hardware Status Tab, the onboard management i could not find the iLO. (it is not installed)

Therefore, I would like to ask if anyone has any idea which drivers i should install manually to esxi host?

 

I have installed following drivers downloaded from HP site and with no success iLO after reboot:

char-hpcru 5.0.3.09-1OEM.500.0.0.434156
char-hpilo 500.9.0.0.9-1OEM.500.0.0.434156
hp-smx-provider 500.03.02.00.23-434156
hp-ams-esx-500.9.3.0-13.434156

 

Also I found the following drivers:

hpacucli-9.40-12.0
hpbootcfg-01-01.02
hponcfg-04-00.10

 

Shall I install these three drivers? It is stated as 

HP ESXi Utilities Offline Bundle for VMware ESXi 5.x

 

My server specs:

BL460c G7

Serverengines NC553i 10G Dual Port 

intel xeon E5640

ILO3

BIOS: I27

 

Thanks

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Bjoern13
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Re: Which Drivers for BL460c G7 installed ESXi 5.1 (VMware Image)

Hello Eddy,

 

In general I would recommend you to install the complete offline Bundle to make sure that all drivers are installed.

 

If you are on the HP website and you are on the page where you can download the firmware and drivers.
You can download the Offline Bundle and the Offline Utilities Bundle.

 

The Utilities Bundle installs the HP Systems Tools.

 

Offline Bundle for drivers

* RECOMMENDED * HP ESXi Offline Bundle for VMware ESXi 5.x

 

Offline Utilities Bundle for HP tools
* RECOMMENDED * HP ESXi Utilities Offline Bundle for VMware ESXi 5.x


If you have questions concerning the compability of the versions and which drivers and firmware should be installed, I would recommend you to have a look at the recipe, where the recommended versions are given.

http://vibsdepot.hp.com/hpq/recipes/

 


Br
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Jeroen_Kleen
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Re: Which Drivers for BL460c G7 installed ESXi 5.1 (VMware Image)

Eddy, what hp customized image version did you used and from what URL?

As the one on: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=HP-ESXI-5.1.0-GA-10SEP2012&productId=285 should have all the HP drivers included including the one for your network card (assuming you reference the 553i). If ESX5.1 is not seeing your 553i by using the HP customized image then there is some other issue why the card is not correctly seen with ESX5.1i

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AlanJiang
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Re: Which Drivers for BL460c G7 installed ESXi 5.1 (VMware Image)

I  am expriencing the same problem. The HP 5.1 image(ver 5.34.23) can't detect the network adapter on our Bl460c G7 blades with 553 10Gb Flexfabric adapter.

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PatrickvanMeer
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Re: Which Drivers for BL460c G7 installed ESXi 5.1 (VMware Image)

We also have the same problem, setup (version 1065491) halts with the error no network card has been found.

 

Any updates on this problem from either HP or VMWare?

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indus
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Re: Which Drivers for BL460c G7 installed ESXi 5.1 (VMware Image)

First thing before upgrade or new installation I would recommend to check upon the perquisite and recommendation.

 

for NC553 adapter below firmware and drivers are recommended.

 

be2net                 Driver Version             Firmware Version

ESXi 5.0/5.1      4.2.327.0                      4.2.401.605

be2iscsi

ESXi 5.0/5.1      4.2.324.12                   4.2.401.605

 

lpfc

ESXi 5.0/5.1      8.2.4.141.55               4.2.401.605

 

Also please red the below advisory 

http://h20564.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/kb/docDisplay/?docId=emr_na-c03723487

 

these information is available @ http://vibsdepot.hp.com/

 

the above mentioned drivers are bundled with HP custom image Feb'2013 onwards.

 

@VMware portal you can see the below information

 

VMware compatibility

 

Still you are get the same kind of issue, I request to open an ticket with HP server support team.

 

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RODA2008
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Re: Which Drivers for BL460c G7 installed ESXi 5.1 (VMware Image)

encounter same problem downloaded hp custom image 5.1 U1 1065491 HP 5.50.26.iso - released date April 2013, cannot detect network adapter on my bl460c g7

 

tried 5.1 build 799733 - released date Feb 2013 - installed successfully...

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RODA2008
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Re: Which Drivers for BL460c G7 installed ESXi 5.1 (VMware Image)

i tried updating network firmware to v4.2.401.2215 (released June 2013) - it was able to continue installation..

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=0&...

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Fernando Cachay
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Re: Which Drivers for BL460c G7 installed ESXi 5.1 (VMware Image)

I had the same issue and the firmware update worked for me too. Thanks RODA2008.

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albertwt
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Re: Which Drivers for BL460c G7 installed ESXi 5.1 (VMware Image)

Hi Roda2008,

 

What type of hardware is that ?

 

My Blade servers are HP Blade BL 490c G7, can I just use the following files combined as single .ISO file to perform the upgrade:

 

VMware ESXi 5.1 Driver CD for Emulex OneConnect OCe11102 10GbE Adapter (Network Function)
be2net-4.6.247.10-1305371.zip

HP Custom Image for ESXi 5.1.0 Update 1 Install CD
VMware-ESXi-5.1.0-Update1-1065491-HP-5.50.26.iso  

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Casper42
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Re: Which Drivers for BL460c G7 installed ESXi 5.1 (VMware Image)

@albertwt - Roda's link is to a bootable ISO from Emulex that flashes the CNA (NC553i) firmware inside your 490c G7.

Before they flashed the firmware, the upgrade using the HP media you mentioned above was failing.
They flashed their firmware using the Emulex Offline Updater to a newer version and now the upgrade is working.

With the SPP and HP SUM versions released in 2013, you can now Flash firmware of an ESXi 5.x host while its running and then just reboot (do the drivers via VUM or ESXCLI or something too).
EXCEPT that the CNA/FC Firmware is not yet compatible with that process and must be done offline.
You can either boot from the SPP ISO which can take quite a while, or if you don't mind the manual nature of the Emulex utility, use that because its much faster. (30MB vs 3GB)
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albertwt
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Re: Which Drivers for BL460c G7 installed ESXi 5.1 (VMware Image)

Casper42,

 

Yes you are right, my ESXi 4.1 to 5.1U1 using the combined VMware-VMvisor-Installer-5.1.0.update01-1065491.x86_64.iso  and OneConnect-Flash-4.2.401.2215.iso failed as followsError.jpg

 

Where can I find the network info for the Network Card on the blade to do the Firmware upgrade ?

from the OBA device summary I can only find "HP VC FlexFabric 10Gb/24-Port Module"

 

 

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Davidson777
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Registered: ‎11-18-2013
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Re: Which Drivers for BL460c G7 installed ESXi 5.1 (VMware Image)

Hi all!

I have the same issue, i resolved this updating firmware HP – 4.6.247.5 (10.09.2013).

And ESXi 5.1.0, 1065491 was started successfully 

 

 

http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/swdDetails/?sp4ts.oid=4194638&sp...

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albertwt
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Re: Which Drivers for BL460c G7 installed ESXi 5.1 (VMware Image)

Davidson,

 

Do you just upgrade the NIC firmware or do you need to upgrade some other things as well ?

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btvarma
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Re: Which Drivers for BL460c G7 installed ESXi 5.1 (VMware Image)

Thanks a lot. It saved my day.....!

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