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  • Latest Post - ‏2013-06-29T08:12:16Z by DaveQ
HendersonD
HendersonD
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Pinned topic IBM customized version of ESXi 5.1 U1 release date?

‏2013-06-10T20:29:33Z |

VMWare released ESXi 5.1 update 1 on April 25th. We are now 6 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

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

  • great_notion
    great_notion
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    Re: IBM customized version of ESXi 5.1 U1 release date?

    ‏2013-06-18T20:36:01Z  

    We are also interested in that release

  • HendersonD
    HendersonD
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    Re: IBM customized version of ESXi 5.1 U1 release date?

    ‏2013-06-18T22:12:05Z  

    We are also interested in that release

    We are nearly 8 weeks out from the release of ESXi 5.1 Update 1. Dell and HP both have their customized version out, what about IBM?

  • youngec
    youngec
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    Re: IBM customized version of ESXi 5.1 U1 release date?

    ‏2013-06-27T14:20:43Z  

    It's there now.  Pick 5.1 from the list, then the next page will have 5.1 U1.

  • DHusby
    DHusby
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    Re: IBM customized version of ESXi 5.1 U1 release date?

    ‏2013-06-27T15:16:24Z  
    • youngec
    • ‏2013-06-27T14:20:43Z

    It's there now.  Pick 5.1 from the list, then the next page will have 5.1 U1.

    Thank you for the notice! I had just checked the list but didn't see the update. Thanks for drilling down and noticing it WAS there!

  • youngec
    youngec
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    Re: IBM customized version of ESXi 5.1 U1 release date?

    ‏2013-06-27T20:37:55Z  

    The new CD has additional updated vib's integrated (Emulex CIM provider and be2net drivers, Broadcom bnx2 drivers, etc), including newer than the latest IBM customization patch 6.  It doesn't look like there will be an easy way to update existing servers built with the old CD.

  • DaveQ
    DaveQ
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    Re: IBM customized version of ESXi 5.1 U1 release date?

    ‏2013-06-29T08:12:16Z  
    • youngec
    • ‏2013-06-27T20:37:55Z

    The new CD has additional updated vib's integrated (Emulex CIM provider and be2net drivers, Broadcom bnx2 drivers, etc), including newer than the latest IBM customization patch 6.  It doesn't look like there will be an easy way to update existing servers built with the old CD.

    Youngec,

    You can boot to the ISO, and when prompted, select the storage where your installation resides, then select Upgrade (then follow the remaining prompts). I've performed upgrades on servers built with the IBM customized 5.1 installer without issue. If you built servers with a non-IBM customized installer, that may present problems.

    Hope this helps.

    Dave