Last HPE Pre-Gen9 ESXi 6.5 U3 Custom Image

HPE has released the last custom image for Pre-Gen9 ProLiant servers. Actually, the Pre-Gen9 was just Gen8! Seems, HPE Gen8 ProLiant is retiring.

HPE released ESXi 6.7 U3 custom image as well and it does support Gen9 and Gen10.

What’s Changed?

Same as all previous custom images, there were some changes on device drivers, management bundles and also ESXi image.

All the custom images have been created from latest ESXi image. Also you can find the other changes via the below links:

ESXi 6.7 U3:

Driver Versions in HPE supplied VMware ESXi images

ESXi 6.5 U3 (G9 Plus, Pre-G9):

Driver Versions in HPE supplied VMware ESXi images

Download Links

The custom images are available on VMware:

ESXi 6.7 U3 Dec 2019 – Support Gen9 Servers and forward

ESXi 6.5 U3 Dec 2019 – Support Gen9 Servers and forward

ESXi 6.5 U3 Dec 2019 – Last Pre-Gen9 custom image

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3 Responses

  1. ser says:

    ESXi 6.7 U3 HPE bundled qfle.1.0.87 but this version
    Enhancements
    This product now remove supports Synergy and Blade Server.
    https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_596bb468ec0842c3906bd0c3f8#tab-history

  2. ser says:

    end supported only
    This product contains the following drivers:

    qcnic, version 1.0.27.0
    qfle3i, version 1.0.25.0
    qfle3, version 1.0.87.0
    qfle3f, version 1.0.75.0
    Supported Devices and Features:

    These drivers support the following network adapters:

    HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530SFP+ Adapter
    HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 530T Adapter
    HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 533FLR-T Adapter
    HP FlexFabric 10Gb 2-port 534FLR-SFP+ Adapter
    HP StoreFabric CN1100R Dual Port Converged Network Adapter
    HPE StoreFabric CN1100R-T Dual Port Converged Network Adapter

  3. Alex says:

    the link to ESXi 6.5 U3 Dec 2019 – Last Pre-Gen9 custom image points to a file called “VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-Update3-14990892-HPE-Gen9plus-650.U3.10.5.0.67-Dec2019.iso”: doesn’t look like a PreGen9 image…

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