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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  in response to HendersonD
    Did you have any luck finding out a release date from IBM ???

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

      ‏2012-10-04T11:06:10Z  in response to BrisBrain
      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
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        Re: IBM customized version of vSphere 5.1, release date?

        ‏2012-10-15T23:34:35Z  in response to HendersonD
        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
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          Re: IBM customized version of vSphere 5.1, release date?

          ‏2012-10-22T11:21:35Z  in response to HendersonD
          The IBM version of vSphere 5.1 was released a few days ago