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BladeSymphony

Hitachi

Last updated: 12 Sep. 2014

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This release of the VMware ESXi 5.x Installable Hitachi Custom ISO Image provides an installable ESXi ISO image that includes drivers necessary to install Hitachi BladeSymphony/Compute Blade 2000, 320, 500 and HA8000/Compute Rack servers.

Third-Party Drivers Included in the VMware ESXi 5.x Installable Hitachi Custom ISO Image

ESXi 5.0
Install CD version
(Custom Image)
ESXi 5.0.0
build 469512
hitachi 01-01
ESXi 5.0.0
Update 1
build 623860
hitachi 02-00
ESXi 5.0.0
Update 2
build 914586
hitachi 03-00
ESXi 5.0.0
Update 3
build 1311175
hitachi 04-00
Driver name and URL VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver CD for Broadcom NetXtreme I Gigabit Ethernet Driver VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver CD for Broadcom NetXtreme I Gigabit Ethernet Driver VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver CD
for Broadcom
NetXtreme I
Gigabit Ethernet
including support
for 5717/5718/
5719/5720/
5725
VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver CD
for Broadcom
NetXtreme I
Gigabit Ethernet
net-tg3 3.120h.v50.2 3.120h.v50.2 3.131d.v50.1 3.133d.v50.1
Driver name and URL NA VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver CD for Emulex OneConnect OCe11102 10GbE and OCe10102 10GbE Adapter (Network Function) VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1
Driver CD
for Emulex
OneConnect OCe10102
10GbE Adapter
(Network Function)
VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1
Driver CD
for Emulex
OneConnect OCe10102
10GbE Adapter
(Network Function)
net-be2net NA 4.1.334.0 4.2.327.0 4.2.327.0
Driver name and URL NA NA VMware ESXi 5.0/ 5.1 Driver CD
for Broadcom
NetXtreme II
Network/iSCSI/
FCoE Driver Set
(Version 1.76.54.v50.1)
VMware ESXi 5.0/ 5.1 Driver CD
for Broadcom
NetXtreme II
Network/iSCSI/
FCoE Driver Set
misc-cnic-register NA NA 1.76.53.v50.1 1.78.1.v50.1
net-bnx2 2.2.3m.v50.4 2.2.3t.v50.2
net-bnx2x 1.76.54.v50.1 1.78.27.v50.1
net-cnic 1.76.59.v50.1 1.78.12.v50.4
scsi-bnx2i 2.76.56.v50.2 2.78.11.v50.1
scsi-bnx2fc NA NA NA NA
Driver name and URL NA VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver for Emulex LPe16002-M6 VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 Driver for
Emulex Fiber
Channel HBAs
and FCoE UCNAs
VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 Driver for
Emulex Fiber
Channel HBAs
and FCoE UCNAs
lpfc820 NA 8.2.2.126.50 8.2.4.146.59 8.2.4.146.59
Driver name and URL VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver for Hitachi hfcldd Fibre Channel Adapter VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver for Hitachi hfcldd Fibre Channel Adapter VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver for
Hitachi hfcldd
Fibre Channel
Adapter
VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver for
Hitachi hfcldd
Fibre Channel
Adapter
hfcldd 4.28.16.1148 4.28.16.1156 4.28.16.1158 4.28.16.1158
Driver name and URL NA VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver CD for Emulex OneConnect OCe11102 10GbE Adapter (iSCSI Function) VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver CD
for Emulex
OneConnect OCe10102
10GbE Adapter
(iSCSI Function)
VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver CD
for Emulex
OneConnect OCe10102
10GbE Adapter
(iSCSI Function)
scsi-be2iscsi
ima-be2iscsi
NA 4.1.334.3 4.2.324.12 4.2.324.12
Driver name and URL NA NA The ESX/ESXi 5.0 driver CD
includes version
6.506.51.00.1vmw
of LSI Corporation
megaraid_sas driver which enables
support for LSI
MegaRAID SAS products
The ESX/ESXi 5.0 driver CD
includes version
6.506.51.00.1vmw
of LSI Corporation
megaraid_sas driver which enables
support for LSI
MegaRAID SAS products
megaraid_sas NA NA 6.506.51.00.1vmw 6.506.51.00.1vmw
ESXi 5.1
Install CD version
(Custom Image)
ESXi 5.1.0
build 799733
hitachi 01-00
ESXi 5.1.0 Update 1
build 1065491
hitachi 02-00
ESXi 5.1.0 Update 2
build 1483097
hitachi 03-00
ESXi 5.1.0 Update 2
build 2000251
hitachi 03-01
Driver name and URL VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver CD for Broadcom NetXtreme I Gigabit Ethernet Driver VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 Driver CD for Broadcom NetXtreme I Gigabit Ethernet including support for 5717/5718/5719/5720 VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver CD for Broadcom NetXtreme I Gigabit Ethernet Driver VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver CD for Broadcom
net-tg3 3.124c.v50.1 3.129d.v50.1 3.135b.v50.1 3.136h.v50.1
Driver name and URL VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver CD for Emulex OneConnect OCe11102 10GbE and OCe10102 10GbE Adapter (Network Function) VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 Driver CD for Emulex OneConnect OCe10102 10GbE Adapter (Network Function) VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 Driver CD for Emulex OneConnect OCe10102/OCe11102 10GbE Adapter (Network Function) VMware ESXi5.0 Driver for Emulex and OEM Branded Adapters.
net-be2net 4.1.334.0 4.2.327.0 4.6.142.10 10.2.293.0
Driver name and URL NA VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 Driver CD for Broadcom NetXtreme II Network/iSCSI/FCoE Driver Set (Version 1.76.54.v50.1) VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 Driver CD for Broadcom NetXtreme II Network/iSCSI/FCoE Driver Set VMware ESXi 5.x Driver CD for Broadcom NetXtremeII Network/iSCSI/FCoE Driver
misc-cnic-register NA 1.76.53.v50.1 1.78.1.v50.1 1.710.30.v50.1
net-bnx2 2.2.3m.v50.4 2.2.3t.v50.2 2.2.2.5f.v50.6
net-bnx2x 1.76.54.v50.1 1.78.27.v50.1 2.710.39.v50.2
net-cnic 1.76.59.v50.1 1.78.12.v50.4 2.710.35.v50.5
scsi-bnx2i 2.76.56.v50.2 2.78.11.v50.1 2.710.30.v50.4
scsi-bnx2fc NA NA NA NA
Driver name and URL VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver for Emulex LPe16002-M6 VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 Driver for Emulex Fiber Channel HBAs and FCoE UCNAs VMware ESXi 5.x Driver for Emulex Fiber Channel HBAs and FCoE UCNAs. VMware ESXi5.0/ESXi5.1 FC/FCoE Driver for Emulex and OEM Branded Adapters.
lpfc820 8.2.2.126.50 8.2.4.146.59 8.2.4.151.65 10.2.292.0
Driver name and URL VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver for Hitachi hfcldd Fibre Channel Adapter VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver for Hitachi hfcldd Fibre Channel Adapter VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver for Hitachi hfcldd Fibre Channel Adapter VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 Driver CD for Hitachi hfcldd Fibre Channel Adapter
hfcldd 4.28.16.1156 4.28.16.1158 4.28.16.1158 4.28.18.2410
Driver name and URL VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver CD for Emulex OneConnect OCe11102 10GbE Adapter (iSCSI Function) VMware ESXi 5.0 Driver CD for Emulex OneConnect OCe10102 10GbE Adapter (iSCSI Function) VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 Driver CD for Emulex OneConnect OCe11102/OCe10102 10GbE Adapter (iSCSI Function) VMware ESXi5.0/ESXi5.1 iSCSI Driver for Emulex and OEM Branded Adapters.
scsi-be2iscsi
ima-be2iscsi
4.1.334.3 4.2.324.12 4.6.142.2 10.2.250.0
Driver name and URL NA NA VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 Driver for LSI MegaRAID SAS Adapters VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1 Driver for LSI MegaRAID SAS Adapters
megaraid_sas NA NA 6.601.56.00-1vmw 6.601.56.00.1vmw
Driver name and URL NA NA NA The ESXi 5.0/5.1 driver package includes version 5.2.5 of the Intel igb driver
igb NA NA NA 5.2.5
Driver name and URL NA NA NA The ESXi 5.0/5.1 driver package includes version 3.21.4 of the Intel ixgbe driver
ixgbe NA NA NA 3.21.4
ESXi 5.5
Install CD version
(Custom Image)
ESXi 5.5.0
build 1331820
hitachi 01-00
ESXi 5.5.1
build 1746018
hitachi 02-01
Driver name and URL VMware ESXi 5.5 Driver CD for Broadcom NetXtreme I Gigabit Ethernet including support for 5717/5718/5719/5720/5725 VMware ESXi 5.5 Driver CD for Broadcom NetXtreme I Gigabit Ethernet including support for 5717/5718/5719/5720/5725
net-tg3 3.133d.v55.1 3.136e.v55.1
Driver name and URL VMware ESXi 5.5 Driver CD for Emulex OneConnect OCe11102/10102 10GbE Converged Network Adapter (Network Function) VMware ESXi 5.5 NIC Driver for Emulex and OEM Branded Adapters
elxnet 10.0.575.7 10.0.727.28
Driver name and URL VMware ESXi 5.5 Driver CD for Broadcom NetXtreme II Network/iSCSI/FCoE Driver Set (Version 1.78.28.v55.2) VMware ESXi 5.5 Driver CD for Broadcom NetXtreme II Network/iSCSI/FCoE Driver Set
misc-cnic-register 1.78.1.v55.7 1.78.75.v55.1
net-bnx2 2.2.3t.v55.7 2.2.4f.v55.3
net-bnx2x 1.78.28.v55.2 1.78.80.v55.3
net-cnic 1.78.12.v55.6 1.78.76.v55.7
scsi-bnx2i 2.78.11.v55.4 2.78.76.v55.1
scsi-bnx2fc 1.78.16.v55.4 1.78.76.v55.1
Driver name and URL Vmware ESXi 5.5 Driver for Emulex Fibre Channel HBAs and FCoE UCNAs VMware ESXi 5.5 FC/FCoE Driver for Emulex and OEM Branded Adapters
lpfc 10.0.575.8 10.0.727.44
Driver name and URL VMware ESXi 5.5 Driver CD for Hitachi hfcldd Fibre Channel Adapter VMware ESXi 5.5 Driver CD for Hitachi hfcldd Fibre Channel Adapter
hfcldd 4.40.16.1172 4.40.16.1172
Driver name and URL Mware ESXi 5.5 Driver CD for Emulex OneConnect OCe11102/10102 10GbE Adapter (iSCSI Function) VMware ESXi 5.5 Driver CD for Emulex OneConnect OCe11102/10102 10GbE Converged Network Adapter (iSCSI Function)
scsi-be2iscsi
ima-be2iscsi
4.6.261.0 4.9.303.0
Driver name and URL VMware ESXi 5.5 Driver for LSI MegaRAID SAS Adapters VMware ESXi 5.5 Driver for LSI MegaRAID SAS Adapters
megaraid_sas 6.600.60.00.1vmw 6.602.55.00

Hardware Compatibility

For detailed information about ESXi Server hardware compatibility of Hitachi server products, search the VMware Compatibility Guide with 'Hitachi' as 'Partner Name'.

For the compatibility of current and previous versions of VMware vSphere components, including ESXi, VMware vCenter Server, the vSphere Client, and optional VMware products, please see the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix for details.

Installation Notes for This Release

Important: The VMware ESXi 5.x Installable Hitachi Custom ISO Image is designed for fresh installations of ESXi hosts. For details about how to upgrade or migrate VMware® ESX, ESXi, and vCenter Server to ESXi 5.x and vCenter Server 5.x, please see vSphere Upgrade for details.

For the procedure how to install ESXi on Hitachi server products using Hitachi Custom ISO Image, please see Installation Guide for VMware for details.

Known Issues

Currently no issue is reported for specifically related to this release of Hitachi Custom ISO image.

For a complete list of known issues in the vSphere 5.x release, see the vSphere 5.x release notes and documents at https://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-pubs.html.

Update History

2014-09-12 Updated for Hitachi Custom Image for ESXi 5.1.0 Update 2 Install CD
2014-08-27 Added Hitachi Compute Plug-in for VMware vCenter site
2014-04-07 Updated for Hitachi Custom Image for ESXi 5.5.0 Update 1 Install CD
2014-02-04 Updated for Hitachi Custom Image for ESXi 5.1.0 Update 2 Install CD
2013-11-01 Updated for Hitachi Custom Image for ESXi 5.0.0 Update 3 Install CD
2013-09-28 Updated for Hitachi Custom Image for ESXi 5.5.0 GA Install CD
2013-07-26 Updated for Hitachi Custom Image for ESXi 5.0.0 Update 2 Install CD
2013-05-31 Updated for Hitachi Custom Image for ESXi 5.1.0 Update 1 Install CD
2012-10-26 Updated for Hitachi Custom Image for ESXi 5.1.0 GA Install CD
2012-03-23 Updated for Hitachi Custom Image for ESXi 5.0.0 Update 1 Install CD
2011-08-24 Released for Hitachi Custom Image ESXi 5.0.0 GA Install CD

Support for Hitachi Custom ISO Image

Support of Hitachi branded products.

If you are customer of Hitachi branded products, please contact your contracted support representative of Hitachi Ltd..

Support of OEM branded products.

Please contact your sales representative where you purchased server products or contracted support representative.

General Inquiry

For general inquiries about Hitachi Custom ISO Image, please e-mail to global site contact.