New HPE Customized ESXi Image Not Supported on ProLiant BL c-Class Servers

HPE has released the supported ESXi versions as customized images for ProLiant and other HPE server products. There is bad news about HPE ProLiant BL460c.

Which Version Have Released?

The below versions of HPE Custom Images for VMware Released in January 2021:

  • VMware-ESXi-7.0.1-17325551-HPE-701.
  • VMware-ESXi-6.7.0-17167734-HPE-Gen9plus-670.U3.
  • VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-Update3-17097218-HPE-Gen9plus-650.U3.

Which Hardware Products Not Supported?

The mentioned images don’t support installing on the below server products:

  • HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen10 Server Blade
  • HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen9 Server Blade
  • HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade

Which Versions Are Supported on ProLiant BL c-Class Servers?

The below versions must be used on ProLiant BL c-Class Servers:

  • VMware-ESXi-7.0.1-16850804-HPE-701.
  • VMware-ESXi-6.7.0-Update3-16713306-HPE-Gen9plus-670.U3.
  • VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-Update3-16389870-HPE-Gen9plus-650.U3.

What Should We Do For Future?

Don’t worry, the next releases will be supported on ProLiant BL c-Class Servers. Wait for new releases of HPE Custom Images for VMware.

See Also

Network Connection Problem on HPE FlexFabric 650 (FLB/M) Adapter


Notice: HPE c-Class BladeSystem – The HPE Custom Images for VMware Released in January 2021 Are Not Supported on ProLiant BL c-Class Servers

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2 Responses

  1. Patrick Long says:

    Davoud – In this article, you also link to “Network Connection Problem on HPE FlexFabric 650 (FLB/M) Adapter” – that seems to imply that this is the reason (or at least one of many reasons) that the January release of HPE Custom iso VMware-ESXi-7.0.1-17325551-HPE-701. is not supported on BL C-Class servers. If a c-Class environment does not have any of these Emulex-based adapters but rather is 100% QLogic/Marvell 630 FLB, is there any reason why VMware-ESXi-7.0.1-17325551-HPE-701. would not work properly? I see that the noted January image *does* include MRVL-E3-Ethernet-iSCSI-FCoE– which is the latest supported driver for this 630FLB hardware per the HPE Support site as well as the VMware Compatibility Guide.

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