New HP Proliant Releases (June 2012)

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HP has released a new versions of HP ESXi 5.0 U1 (June) and ESXi 4.1 U2 (June) which are available for download here:

  • VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5 (ESXi) and Updates

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=HPVM09

  • VMware vSphere Hypervisor 4.x (ESXi) and Updates

https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=HPVM06

  • Driver Versions in HP supplied VMware ESX/ESXi images

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/software/vmware-esxi/driver_version.htm

  • June 2012 VMware FW and Software Recipe

http://vibsdepot.hp.com/hpq/recipes/June2012VMwareRecipe1.0.pdf

  • New and updated in this release:

The new and updated features for the HP ESXi 5.0 U1 and HP ESXi 4.1 Update 2 Customized Images for June 2012 include:

    • VMware ESXi 5.0 U1 and HP ESXi 4.1 Update 2 is supported on new Gen8 servers
    • Updated VMware IOVP Certified Device Drivers added to HP ESXi 5.0 U1 installation images for HP device enablement (See blog post)
    • Supports HP Dynamic Smart Array
    • Updated providers:
      • New Gen8 servers and new hardware.
      • Additional support for HP Smart Carrier.
      • Additional support for AC Lost detection for power supplies.
      • Updated Agentless Management Service to:
        • Support new hardware.
        • Report network and SAS driver information.
        • Report performance data
  • HP BladeSystem c-Class Virtual Connect/FlexFabric 3.60 firmware download:

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=3794423&prodNameId=3794431&swEnvOID=2079&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-f8ab0a5ea5c8462390b90a1986

  • HP Virtual Connect Manager 3.60 Release Notes:
http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c03359139/c03359139.pdf
  • Please be aware of some issues that may occur while upgrading to Virtual Connect/FlexFabric firmware version 3.60. HP has released the following official customer advisory:

    Advisory: HP Virtual Connect – The VC 3.60 Firmware Upgrade Fails to Complete Successfully and Virtual Connect Support Utility (VCSU) Times Out When Updating From VC Firmware 3.18 (Or Earlier) to VC Firmware 3.60
    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c03395976
  • HP Service Pack for ProLiant 2012.06.0(B) has been released and available for download:

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/service_packs/en/index.html

    • Release Summary:
      • Added support for new HP ProLiant Gen 8 servers
      • Updated to HP Smart Update Manager 5.1.0
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By Rotem Agmon Posted in Info

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