IBM puts out a customized version of vSphere that includes drivers needed for the various flavors of IBM server hardware:
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?
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4 replies Latest Post - 2012-10-22T11:21:35Z by HendersonD
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Re: IBM customized version of vSphere 5.1, release date?2012-10-04T11:06:10Z in response to BrisBrainI 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