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DaveQ
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Pinned topic IBM customized vSphere 5.1 Release Date?

‏2012-10-01T21:36:32Z |
Can anyone provide a release date for an IBM customized version of vSphere 5.1?

vSphere 5.1 was released a month ago; current IBM customized versions only cover to 5.0 U1. Would like to be able to update soon to leverage some of the new capabilities in 5.1 or at least have an idea when to expect the release.

VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) with IBM Customization
http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/os/vmware/esxi/index.html
Thanks.
Updated on 2013-02-22T23:59:44Z at 2013-02-22T23:59:44Z by SystemAdmin
  • ssstew
    ssstew
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    Re: IBM customized vSphere 5.1 Release Date?

    ‏2012-10-02T02:14:26Z  
    I to have asked the same question of our IBM account manager but they havent come back to me yet. I noted that HP had theirs available a day or so after the launch of 5.1.
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: IBM customized vSphere 5.1 Release Date?

    ‏2012-10-03T10:06:04Z  
    • ssstew
    • ‏2012-10-02T02:14:26Z
    I to have asked the same question of our IBM account manager but they havent come back to me yet. I noted that HP had theirs available a day or so after the launch of 5.1.
    Did your account manager come back to you with a date yet?
  • DaveQ
    DaveQ
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    Re: IBM customized vSphere 5.1 Release Date?

    ‏2012-10-03T20:12:44Z  
    IBM Software Sales channel responded with an expectation of an end of November time frame. No specific date, just the general time frame.
  • B.Hively
    B.Hively
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    Re: IBM customized vSphere 5.1 Release Date?

    ‏2012-10-04T00:33:51Z  
    We are currently waiting on the ESXi 5.1 customized image for a new deployment. Our implementation partner on this project talked to a System-x resource at IBM that told them the code is scheduled to drop on October 10th. I only hope that this date was firm as any later would force delays in our project that we would really like to avoid. It seems like a lot of time when the core driver framework and hardware monitoring stack didn't change significantly between the ESXi 5.0u1 release and the ESXi 5.1 release. HP had their image available on the release date and DELL has already posted their customized image as well.
  • ssstew
    ssstew
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    Re: IBM customized vSphere 5.1 Release Date?

    ‏2012-10-04T00:59:42Z  
    • B.Hively
    • ‏2012-10-04T00:33:51Z
    We are currently waiting on the ESXi 5.1 customized image for a new deployment. Our implementation partner on this project talked to a System-x resource at IBM that told them the code is scheduled to drop on October 10th. I only hope that this date was firm as any later would force delays in our project that we would really like to avoid. It seems like a lot of time when the core driver framework and hardware monitoring stack didn't change significantly between the ESXi 5.0u1 release and the ESXi 5.1 release. HP had their image available on the release date and DELL has already posted their customized image as well.
    I have been advised of an ETA of mid next week, but im not holding my breath.

    I too am disappointed that IBM are dragging their heels on this compared to HP and Dell.
  • Saltshaker2112
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    Re: IBM customized vSphere 5.1 Release Date?

    ‏2012-10-05T15:42:10Z  
    • ssstew
    • ‏2012-10-04T00:59:42Z
    I have been advised of an ETA of mid next week, but im not holding my breath.

    I too am disappointed that IBM are dragging their heels on this compared to HP and Dell.
    I was wondering the same thing and sent them an email before I saw this post. Their response was I contacted their pre-sales channel and to check their news board for updates. I am hoping they will have this out soon, as I wanted this for the weekend on a upgrade that needs to get done.
  • DaveQ
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    Re: IBM customized vSphere 5.1 Release Date?

    ‏2012-10-19T02:44:58Z  
    While IBM has not been swift on making vSphere 5.1 available, in retrospect this is a good thing. An environment which is a P2V target using VMware-centric conversion tools and vSphere 5.1 isn't supported by any of the available vCenter Converter versions; VMware also has dropped the ball. Until they release a vCenter Converter version that supports vSphere 5.1 as a target, there won't be any VMware-driven conversions. Sad that VMware has fallen apart, not allowing P2V with their own tool to 5.1 and stil not supporting GPT source disks from source machines.
  • DaveQ
    DaveQ
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    Re: IBM customized vSphere 5.1 Release Date?

    ‏2012-10-19T19:52:58Z  
    IBM customized vSphere 5.1 image is now available.

    http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/os/vmware/esxi/index.html
  • ssstew
    ssstew
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    Re: IBM customized vSphere 5.1 Release Date?

    ‏2012-10-20T07:41:21Z  
    • DaveQ
    • ‏2012-10-19T19:52:58Z
    IBM customized vSphere 5.1 image is now available.

    http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/os/vmware/esxi/index.html
    Excellant, thanks for the link DaveQ :)
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: IBM customized vSphere 5.1 Release Date?

    ‏2013-01-23T15:21:15Z  
    • ssstew
    • ‏2012-10-20T07:41:21Z
    Excellant, thanks for the link DaveQ :)
    Mmmm why does this image is for x86? What happens if i want to install it on a x64 server? Will it work? Has someone tested it?
  • DaveQ
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    Re: IBM customized vSphere 5.1 Release Date?

    ‏2013-01-23T23:42:43Z  
    Mmmm why does this image is for x86? What happens if i want to install it on a x64 server? Will it work? Has someone tested it?
    vSphere 5 onwards is 64-bit only. You must have a 64-bit capable system to use it.

    By that statement, yes it has been tested, by anyone running vSphere 5 or later.
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: IBM customized vSphere 5.1 Release Date?

    ‏2013-01-29T21:29:36Z  
    Does anyone know when the IBM Customized version of vSphere (ESXi) 5.0 U2 will be out?

    Specifically, I'm looking for IBM's version of Build 914586 but the latest posted from IBM for 5.0 is U1, not U2.

    This link here is the only place I know to look so perhaps I'm missing something but I would expect 5.0 U2 to show in the dropdown list. http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/os/vmware/esxi/index.html

    Anyone have a roadmap or ETA for 5.0 U2 from IBM by chance?

    Cheers!
  • DaveQ
    DaveQ
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    Re: IBM customized vSphere 5.1 Release Date?

    ‏2013-02-20T02:14:48Z  
    Does anyone know when the IBM Customized version of vSphere (ESXi) 5.0 U2 will be out?

    Specifically, I'm looking for IBM's version of Build 914586 but the latest posted from IBM for 5.0 is U1, not U2.

    This link here is the only place I know to look so perhaps I'm missing something but I would expect 5.0 U2 to show in the dropdown list. http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/os/vmware/esxi/index.html

    Anyone have a roadmap or ETA for 5.0 U2 from IBM by chance?

    Cheers!
    The IBM customized image for vSphere 5.0 U2 is available now.

    http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/os/vmware/index.html
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
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    Re: IBM customized vSphere 5.1 Release Date?

    ‏2013-02-22T23:59:44Z  
    • DaveQ
    • ‏2013-02-20T02:14:48Z
    The IBM customized image for vSphere 5.0 U2 is available now.

    http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/os/vmware/index.html
    Awesome, thank you DaveQ.
  • MrBero
    MrBero
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    Re: IBM customized vSphere 5.1 Release Date?

    ‏2014-03-04T10:39:48Z  
    • DaveQ
    • ‏2013-02-20T02:14:48Z
    The IBM customized image for vSphere 5.0 U2 is available now.

    http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/os/vmware/index.html

    When will be available IBM customized version of vSphere 5.1 U2? 

    vSphere 5.1 U2 was released a 1.5 month ago...

     

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