Using HP ESXi image to upgrade existing HP BL 490c G7 ESXi 4.1 into ESXi 5.1 U1 ? (920 Views)
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albertwt
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Registered: ‎01-20-2011
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Using HP ESXi image to upgrade existing HP BL 490c G7 ESXi 4.1 into ESXi 5.1 U1 ?

Folks,

 

I'm currently confused and would like to ask your guidance in selecting the ESXi image before I apply it into the current HP BL 490c G7:

 

After Googling around, I've come across to this page: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/software/vmware/esxi-image.html which specifically says about the ESXi custom image which includes all of the HP Blades specific drivers.

 

However, when I tried to download the latest image file from: https://vibsdepot.hp.com/hpq/custom/vsphere51U1 

I got this error: 

 

Not Found

The requested URL /hpq/custom/vsphere51U1 was not found on this server.

 

Can anyone please let me know if it is possible for me to continue the upgrade for all of my Production server with the VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 1 from Vmware site or do I need to use the image from the link above ?

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dupre299
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Re: Using HP ESXi image to upgrade existing HP BL 490c G7 ESXi 4.1 into ESXi 5.1 U1 ?

I would go to ESXi 5.5, not 5.1. But in any event, the latest/greatest image is the image you can build yourself. Invest the time in this...it is a good learning experience, and it will give you later VIBs (like CABs from MS Windows) than either the HP OEM ISO or the VMWare ISO will give you. You should attach (via Powershell) to the HP VIB Depot, and the VMWare VIB depot and include those latest VIBs in your image then export to ISO to boot and install.

 

Good luck.

 

http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2012/04/using-the-vsphere-esxi-image-builder-cli.html

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albertwt
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Re: Using HP ESXi image to upgrade existing HP BL 490c G7 ESXi 4.1 into ESXi 5.1 U1 ?

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hi dupre,

 

I got the files downloaded from the official VMware website as follows:

 

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 

 

 is this applicable for the BladeSystem as well as the Rack server (Proliant DL series) ?

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virtualfish
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Registered: ‎05-15-2014
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Re: Using HP ESXi image to upgrade existing HP BL 490c G7 ESXi 4.1 into ESXi 5.1 U1 ?

Is it possible to go straight to ESXi5.5? I am planning an upgrade on HP BL 490c G7 from ESXi 5.0 and would like to go to ESXi 5.5 but everything I am reading indicates a required hop to ESXi 5.1 first. Has this been tested?

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