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  • Latest Post - ‏2012-10-22T11:21:35Z by HendersonD
HendersonD
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Pinned topic IBM customized version of vSphere 5.1, release date?

‏2012-09-30T14:34:06Z |
IBM puts out a customized version of vSphere that includes drivers needed for the various flavors of IBM server hardware:
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/os/vmware/esxi/

I downloaded ESXi 5.0 U1 from the above website and this is what is installed on my new IBM servers. I have two consultants in setting up my new vSphere and VMWare View environment and they suggested we install vSphere 5.1 which was released about a month ago. We did so and found out it did not contain the proper drivers for the IBM hardware. We retreated to the IBM customized version of vSphere 5.0 U1.

vSphere 5.1 has some really nice enhancement we would like to take advantage of. Do you know when IBM will release a customized version of vSphere 5.1?
Updated on 2012-10-22T11:21:35Z at 2012-10-22T11:21:35Z by HendersonD
  • BrisBrain
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    Re: IBM customized version of vSphere 5.1, release date?

    ‏2012-10-04T00:12:21Z  
    Did you have any luck finding out a release date from IBM ???

    Im struggling to find any further info on IBM site.
  • HendersonD
    HendersonD
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    Re: IBM customized version of vSphere 5.1, release date?

    ‏2012-10-04T11:06:10Z  
    • BrisBrain
    • ‏2012-10-04T00:12:21Z
    Did you have any luck finding out a release date from IBM ???

    Im struggling to find any further info on IBM site.
    I checked with my local IBM people and they said it is normally about a month after VMWare releases there software. vSphere 5.1 was released on September 11 so I am hoping sometime in the next week to 10 days
  • HendersonD
    HendersonD
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    Re: IBM customized version of vSphere 5.1, release date?

    ‏2012-10-15T23:34:35Z  
    I checked with my local IBM people and they said it is normally about a month after VMWare releases there software. vSphere 5.1 was released on September 11 so I am hoping sometime in the next week to 10 days
    It has been a full month since the release of vSphere 5.1, any word yet on when the IBM version will be released?
  • HendersonD
    HendersonD
    49 Posts

    Re: IBM customized version of vSphere 5.1, release date?

    ‏2012-10-22T11:21:35Z  
    It has been a full month since the release of vSphere 5.1, any word yet on when the IBM version will be released?
    The IBM version of vSphere 5.1 was released a few days ago