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Ahmet H.
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Pinned topic IBM customized version of Vmware ESXi 5.1 U2 release date?

‏2014-01-28T11:48:53Z |
Hi
When IBM customized version of ESXi 5.1 U2 release date?
 
VMWare released ESXi 5.1 update 2 on 16 Jan 2014. We are now 2 weeks out from that release. Does anyone know when IBM is going to release its customized version of this vSphere release?
 
I keep checking this site hoping to see it in the downloads but it has not appeared yet, other vendor was relased our custom isos,
 
 
thanks
 
  • DaveQ
    DaveQ
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    Re: IBM customized version of Vmware ESXi 5.1 U2 release date?

    ‏2014-01-28T20:44:05Z  

    Generally it is released ~1 month after, based on past experience.

  • Vanito
    Vanito
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    Re: IBM customized version of Vmware ESXi 5.1 U2 release date?

    ‏2014-02-17T15:00:00Z  

    Hello,

    We are also waiting on this update because of several bugs in 5.1 U1.

    According to VMware it's better to use the OEM update to avoid problems.

    We hope there won't be late publishing of this release due to IBM x86 systems being acquired by Lenovo

  • vCenter
    vCenter
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    Re: IBM customized version of Vmware ESXi 5.1 U2 release date?

    ‏2014-02-25T14:59:07Z  

    Hello,

    Still ESXi 5.1 U2 is not available for download, any idea on release date?

     

  • Vanito
    Vanito
    5 Posts

    Re: IBM customized version of Vmware ESXi 5.1 U2 release date?

    ‏2014-02-26T08:48:33Z  

    Come on IBM... Dell has just released 5.1 U2 ISO for our 5 years old PE2900 servers...

  • MrBero
    MrBero
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    Re: IBM customized version of Vmware ESXi 5.1 U2 release date?

    ‏2014-03-05T20:29:52Z  
    • Vanito
    • ‏2014-02-26T08:48:33Z

    Come on IBM... Dell has just released 5.1 U2 ISO for our 5 years old PE2900 servers...

    I am still wait IBM customized 5.1 U2 ISO image but there is no news.. :(

    Vanito

    Can you link where is DELL custom ISO ESXI 5.1 U2? we have IBM and DELL servers too

    thanks

    Updated on 2014-03-05T21:29:28Z at 2014-03-05T21:29:28Z by MrBero
  • DaveQ
    DaveQ
    140 Posts

    Re: IBM customized version of Vmware ESXi 5.1 U2 release date?

    ‏2014-03-06T13:15:07Z  
    • MrBero
    • ‏2014-03-05T20:29:52Z

    I am still wait IBM customized 5.1 U2 ISO image but there is no news.. :(

    Vanito

    Can you link where is DELL custom ISO ESXI 5.1 U2? we have IBM and DELL servers too

    thanks

    Hi,

    You can try this. It mentions "This ISO image should be used only to recover/reinstall..." but I have read that it can be used in other scenarios like a fresh installation. I would give this a try and follow the usual prompts from the installer.

    VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 2 Recovery Image
    http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/driverdetails?driverid=GYGHF

    Hope this helps.

     

  • MrBero
    MrBero
    4 Posts

    Re: IBM customized version of Vmware ESXi 5.1 U2 release date?

    ‏2014-03-06T18:21:50Z  
    • DaveQ
    • ‏2014-03-06T13:15:07Z

    Hi,

    You can try this. It mentions "This ISO image should be used only to recover/reinstall..." but I have read that it can be used in other scenarios like a fresh installation. I would give this a try and follow the usual prompts from the installer.

    VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 2 Recovery Image
    http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/driverdetails?driverid=GYGHF

    Hope this helps.

     

    DaveQ

    Thank you for link

  • Vanito
    Vanito
    5 Posts

    Re: IBM customized version of Vmware ESXi 5.1 U2 release date?

    ‏2014-03-10T10:35:29Z  

    IBM has released 5.1 U2, but once selected and identified you get another list where you have to select 5.1U2 and it is not possible to select it as it is not in the list....

  • DaveQ
    DaveQ
    140 Posts

    Re: IBM customized version of Vmware ESXi 5.1 U2 release date?

    ‏2014-03-10T21:09:14Z  
    • Vanito
    • ‏2014-03-10T10:35:29Z

    IBM has released 5.1 U2, but once selected and identified you get another list where you have to select 5.1U2 and it is not possible to select it as it is not in the list....

    It shows up now, you might have checked before the content was fully posted. I was able to download the iso.

    VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 U2 with IBM Customization for VMware
    ESXi-5.1.2-1483097-IBM-20140305.iso

     

     

  • Vanito
    Vanito
    5 Posts

    Re: IBM customized version of Vmware ESXi 5.1 U2 release date?

    ‏2014-03-11T10:19:01Z  

    Yep, everything is fine now.

    Does someone know if the latest "Patch 7" from IBM has to be reapplied after update to 5.1 U2 ?!

  • Vanito
    Vanito
    5 Posts

    Re: IBM customized version of Vmware ESXi 5.1 U2 release date?

    ‏2014-03-11T10:20:35Z  

    Auto-reply :)

     

    From Patch 7 ReadMe :

    3.0 OS Support
    ===============================================================================
    Check IBM's website for current operating system support.
    This patch can be applied to the following IBM customized images only:

       
        * VMware ESXi 5.0 build 474610
        * VMware ESXi 5.0u1 build 623860
        * VMware ESXi 5.0u2 build 914586
        * VMware ESXi 5.1 build 799733
        * VMware ESXi 5.1u1 build 1065491