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HP Customised VMware ESXi Images

The new Proliant Gen8 servers require you to use a customised image for the installation of ESXi to be a success.  The network and storage drivers are combined in the HP customised image and therefore you are unable to install ESXi with a standard download ISO from VMware.

There are a number of download options available to you which is summarised below:

 1 – HP Customised ESXi Image

  • ESXiandvSphere:
    • vSphere 5.5 U1 June 2014 – Download here
    • vSphere 5.5 June 2014 – Download here
    • vSphere 5.1 U2 June 2014 – Download here
    • vSphere 5.1 U1 Sept 2013 – Download here
    • vSphere 5.1 Feb 2013 – Download here
    • ESXi 5.0 U3 June – Download here
    • ESXi 5.0 U2 Sept 2013 – Download here
    • ESXi 5.0 U1 Oct 2012 – Download here
    • ESXi 4.x – Download here
    • Contents of above images available here
  • ESX
    • ESX 4.x – Download here
    • Contents of above image available here

2 – Build your own custom ESXi image

  • Compatible HP bundles for VMware Image Builder, Update Manager and ESXCLI
  • Download your required HP bundle from HP vibsdepot

3 – HP ESXi Offline Bundles

  • For customers already using VMware ESXi
  • It is recommended that customers update to the latest version on their supported ProLiant at their earliest convenience
  • Offline Bundle versions available here

NOTE – Please remember that these may only be available to customers based on their software license terms with HP.

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