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Release Notes for the VMware Installable Cisco Custom ISO Image

Contents

Revision History

Image Download Links

New Hardware Features

System Requirements

Hardware Requirements

Supported Servers

ISO Image Components

Upgrading to the New Software Release

Related Documentation

Service and Support

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Release Notes for the VMware Installable Cisco Custom ISO Image


First Published: February 28, 2012
Last Updated: December 12, 2013
Part Number: OL-26617-01

This document describes system requirements, new hardware features, ISO image components and links to VMware download and upgrade documentation pages for the VMware installable Cisco custom ISO images for releases, ESXi 5.5, ESXi 5.0, ESXi 5.0 U2, ESXi 5.1, ESXi 5.1 U1 and EXI 4.1 U3.

The VMware installable Cisco ISO Image provides an installable ESXi ISO image that includes Cisco and 3rd party drivers necessary for Cisco UCS blade and rack servers.

Contents

This document contains the following sections:

Revision History

Image Download Links

System Requirements

ISO Image Components

Upgrading to the New Software Release

Related Documentation

Service and Support

Revision History

Table 1 Online History Change 

Part Number
Revision
Date
Description

OL-26617-01

A0

September 11, 2012

Created release notes for VMware installable Cisco Custom ISO image, release ESXi 5.0.

B0

October 11, 2013

Updated release notes for ESXi 5.0 U2, ESXi 5.1, ESXI 5.1 U2, ESXi 4.1 U3.

C0

November 1, 2013

Updated release notes for release ESXi 5.5.

D0

December 12, 2013

Updated ESXi 5.5 system requirements table with B230 M2 .


Image Download Links

You can download the ISO image from the VMware web site as listed in the following table:


Note When you are on the Download VMware vSphere page, click the drop down option under Select Version to select the version of the image you want to download.


Table 2 Image Download Links

VMware Installable Cisco Custom ISO Image
VMware Website

ESXi 5.0 , ESXi 5.0 U2 and ESXi 4.1 U3

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/5_0#drivers_tools

ESXi 5.1 , ESXi 5.1 U1 and ESXi 5.5

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/info/slug/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vsphere/5_1#drivers_tools


New Hardware Features

The following table lists added hardware support for each of ESXi release versions that are not found in previous custom builds:

Table 3 New Hardware Features

Release
New Hardware Features

ESXi 5.0

UCSB-B200-M3

UCSC-C240-M3

UCSC-C220-M3S

ESXi 5.0 U2

C240 M3 (NEBS)

C24 M3 (LFF)

C22 M3 (LFF)


System Requirements

Hardware Requirements

You can access the hardware requirements for VMware installable Cisco Custom ISO image from the following link: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1003661

Supported Servers

The following tables provide the list of supported servers for the following releases:

Supported Servers for ESXi 5.0

Supported Servers for ESXi 5.0 U2

Supported Servers for ESXi 5.1

Supported Servers for ESXi 5.1 U1

Supported Servers for ESXi 4.1 U3

Supported Servers for EXSi 5.5

Table 4 Supported Servers for ESXi 5.0

Models
Minimum Management Software Level

B200 M1

Cisco UCS Manager 1.4(3)

B200 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 1.4(3)

B200 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(2)

B230 M1

Cisco UCS Manager 1.4(3)

B230 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 1.4(3)

B250 M1

Cisco UCS Manager 1.4(3)

B250 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 1.4(3)

B440 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 1.4(3)

B440 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 1.4(3)

C200 M1

-

C200 M2

-

C200 M2 (SFF)

-

C210 M1

-

C210 M1

-

C210 M2

-

C250 M1

-

C250 M2

-

C260 M2

-

C460 M1

-

C460 M2

-

C220 M3

CIMC 1.4(4a) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(2)

C240 M3

CIMC 1.4(4a) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(2)


Table 5 Supported Servers for ESXi 5.0 U2

Model
Minimum Management Software Level

B200 M1

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B200 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B230 M1

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B230 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B250 M1

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B440 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B200 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B22 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B420 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

C200 M1

CIMC 1.5(1)

C200 M2

CIMC 1.5(1)

C200 M2 (SFF)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C210 M1

CIMC 1.5(1)

C210 M2

CIMC 1.5(1)

C22 M3 (LFF)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C22 M3 (SFF)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C220 M3 (LFF)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C220 M3 (SFF)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C24 M3 (LFF)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C24 M3 (SFF)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C240 M3 (LFF)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C240 M3 (NEBS)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C240 M(SFF)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C250 M1

CIMC 1.5(1)

C250 M2

CIMC 1.5(1)

C260 M2

CIMC 1.5(1)

C420 M3

CIMC 1.5(1)

C460 M1

CIMC 1.5(1)

C460 M2

CIMC 1.5(1)


Table 6 Supported Servers for ESXi 5.1

Model
Minimum Management Software Level

B200 M1

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B200 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B230 M1

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B230 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B250 M1

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B440 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B200 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B22 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B420 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

C200 M1

-

C200 M2

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C200 M2 (SFF)

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C210 M1

-

C210 M2

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C250 M1

-

C250 M2

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C260 M2

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C460 M1

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C460 M2

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C22 M3(SFF)

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C22 M3 (LFF)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C220 M3 (SFF/LFF)

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C24 M3 (SFF)

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C24 M3 (LFF)

CIMC 1.5(1

C240 M3 (SFF/LFF)

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C240 M3 (NEBS)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C420 M3

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)


Table 7 Supported Servers for ESXi 5.1 U1

Model
Minimum Management Software Level

B200 M1

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B200 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B230 M1

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B230 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B250 M1

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B250 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B440 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B200 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B22 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B20 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

C200 M1

-

C200 M2

CIMC 1.5(2)

C200 M2 (SFF)

CIMC 1.5(2)

C200 M1

-

C200 M2

CIMC 1.5(2)

C200 M2 (SFF)

CIMC 1.5(2)

C210 M1

-

C210 M2

CIMC 1.5(2)

C250 M1

-

C250 M2

CIMC 1.5(2)

C260 M2

CIMC 1.5(2)

C460 M1

CIMC 1.5(2)

C460 M2

CIMC 1.5(2)

C22 M3 (SFF/LFF)

CIMC 1.5(2)

C220 M3 (SFF/LFF)

CIMC 1.5(2)

C24 M3 (SFF/LFF)

CIMC 1.5(2)

C240 M3

CIMC 1.5(2)

C420 M3

CIMC 1.5(2)


Table 8 Supported Servers for ESXi 4.1 U3

Model
Minimum Management Software Level

B200 M1

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B200 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B230 M1

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B230 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B250 M1

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B250 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B440 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B200 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B22 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B420 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

C200 M1

CIMC 1.4(7)

C200 M2

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C200 M2 (SFF)

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C210 M1

CIMC 1.4(7)

C210 M2

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C250 M1

CIMC 1.4(7)

C250 M2

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C260 M2

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C460 M1

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C460 M2

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C22 M3 (SFF)

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C22 M3 (LFF)

CIMC 1.4(7)

C220 M3 (SFF)

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C220 M3 (LFF)

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C24 M3 (SFF)

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C24 M3 (LFF)

CIMC 1.4(7)

C240 M3 (SFF)

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C240 (LFF)

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)

C420 M3

CIMC 1.4(7) or Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(1)


C460 M2

Table 9 Supported Servers for EXSi 5.5

Model
Minimum Management Software Level

B200 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B230 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B440 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B200 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B22 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B420 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

C200 M2

CIMC 1.4(3u)

C200 M2 (SFF)

CIMC 1.4(3u)

C210 M2

CIMC 1.4(3u)

C250 M2

CIMC 1.4(3t)

C260 M2

CIMC 1.5(2)

C460 M2

CIMC 1.5(2)

C22 M3 (SFF/LFF)

CIMC 1.5(2)

C220 M3(SFF/LFF)

CIMC 1.5(2)

C24 M3 (SFF/LFF)

CIMC 1.5(2)

C240 M3 (SFF/LFF)

CIMC 1.5(2)

C220 M3 (V2)

CIMC 1.5 (3d)

C240 M3 (V2)

CIMC 1.5 (3d)

C420 M3

CIMC 1.5(2)


ISO Image Components

The following tables list the components included in the VMware ESXi Installable Cisco Custom ISO Image.

ISO Image Components for ESXi 5.0

ISO Image Components for 5.0 U2

ISO Image Components for 5.1

ISO Image Components for 5.1 U1

ISO Image Components for 4.1 U3

ISO Image Components for ESXi 5.5

Table 10 ISO Image Components for ESXi 5.0 

Driver Component
Version

Cisco UCS M81KR and P81E VIC Storage Driver

1.5.0.7 fnic

Cisco UCS M81KR and P81E VIC Network Driver

2.1.2.22 enic

QLogic QLE8152 network driver

1.0.0.47

QLogic QLE8152 storage driver

911.k1.1-19vmw

QLogic QLE2x62 storage driver

911.k1.1-19vmw

QLogic 3200/8200 series

5.0.736

Emulex OCe10102 network driver

4.0.355.1

Emulex OCe10102 storage driver

8.2.2.105.36

Emulex LPe1x002 storage driver

8.2.2.105.36

Intel X520 network driver

3.7.13

Intel I350 network driver

3.2.10

LSI 92xx storage driver

5.34

LSI 2008M storage driver

5.34


Table 11 ISO Image Components for 5.0 U2

Driver Component
Version

Cisco UCS M81KR and P81E VIC Storage Driver

1.5.0.20 fnic

Cisco UCS M81KR and P81E VIC Network Driver

2.1.2.38 enic

QLogic QLE8152 network driver

1.0.0.47

QLogic QLE8152 storage driver

911.k1.1-19vmw

QLogic QLE2x62 storage driver

911.k1.1-19vmw

QLogic iSCSI driver

634.5.13.0

QLogic 3200/8200 series

5.0.736

Emulex OCe10102 network driver

4.0.355.1

Emulex OCe10102 storage driver

8.2.2.105.36

Emulex LPe1x002 storage driver

8.2.2.105.36

Intel X520 network driver

3.7.13

Intel I350 network driver

3.2.10

LSI 92xx storage driver

5.34

LSI 2008M storage driver

5.34

net-tg3 Broadcom tg3 driver

3.123b.v50.1

VMware ESXi 5.x Driver CD for Broadcom NetXtreme II Network/iSCSI/FCoE Driver Set

1.74.17.v50.1


Table 12 ISO Image Components for 5.1

Driver Component
Version

Cisco UCS M81KR and P81E VIC Storage Driver

1.5.0.8 fnic

Cisco UCS M81KR and P81E VIC Network Driver

2.1.2.22 enic

QLogic QLE8152 network driver

1.0.0.47

QLogic QLE8152 storage driver

911.k1.1-26vmw

QLogic QLE2x62 storage driver

911.k1.1-26vmw

QLogic 3200/8200 series

5.0.750

Emulex OCe10102 network driver

4.0.355.1

Intel X520 network driver

3.7.13

Intel I350 network driver

3.2.10

LSI 92xx storage driver

5.34

LSI 2008M storage driver

5.34

net-tg3 Broadcom tg3 driver

3.123b.v50.1

VMware ESXi 5.x Driver CD for Broadcom NetXtreme II Network/iSCSI/FCoE Driver Set

1.74.17.v50.1


Table 13 ISO Image Components for 5.1 U1

Driver Component
Version

Cisco UCS M81KR and P81E VIC Storage Driver

v1.5.0.8 fnic

Cisco UCS M81KR and P81E VIC Network Driver

v2.1.2.22 enic

QLogic QLE8152 network driver

1.0.0.47

QLogic QLE8152 storage driver

911.k1.1-26OEM

QLogic QLE2x62 storage driver

911.k1.1-26OEM

QLogic 3200/8200 network driver

5.0.750

Emulex OCe10102 network driver

4.0.355.1

Intel I350 network driver

3.2.10

net-tg3 Broadcom tg3 driver

3.123b.v50.1

VMware ESXi 5.x Driver CD for Broadcom NetXtreme II Network/iSCSI/FCoE Driver Set

1.74.17.v50.1


Table 14 ISO Image Components for 4.1 U3

Driver Component
Version

Cisco UCS M81KR and P81E VIC Storage Driver

1.4.0.201 fnic

Cisco UCS M81KR and P81E VIC Network Driver

2.1.2.20 enic

QLogic qlge network driver

1.0.0.43

QLogic qlcnic network driver

4.0.735

QLogic qla2xxx storage driver

841.k1.34.1-1vmw

Emulex be2net network driver

2.103.377.0

Emulex lpfc820 storage driver

8.2.1.105.34

Intel ixgbe network driver

3.1.17.1

net-bnx2x VMware ESX 4.x Driver CD for Broadcom NetXtreme II

1.62.15.v41.2

scsi-bnx2i VMware ESX 4.x Driver CD for Broadcom NetXtreme II

1.9.1t.v41.2


Table 15 ISO Image Components for ESXi 5.5

Driver Component
Version

Cisco UCS VIC Storage Driver

v1.5.0.45

Cisco UCS VIC Network Driver

v2.1.2.38

QLogic QLE8152 network driver

3.0.0.57

QLogic 3200/8200 network driver

5.5.164

QLogic qlnativefc FC-FCoE driver

1.1.7.0

QLogic qla4xxx iSCSI driver

634.55.20.0


Upgrading to the New Software Release

VMware ESXi Installable Cisco Custom ISO Images are designed for fresh installations of ESXi hosts. If you want to upgrade or migrate the ESXi images from a previous version or vCenter Servers, you can access VMware's upgrade guides from the links listed in the table:


Related Documentation

Refer to the following documents for platform specific installation instructions:

Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers VMware Installation Guide

Cisco UCS C-Series Servers VMware Installation Guide

Service and Support

For support on Cisco branded products, please contact your authorized Cisco Systems service representative at:

http://www.cisco.com/web/siteassets/contacts/international.html

For support on OEM branded products, please contact your service contract representative for the OEM product.

For general inquiries, please consult the Cisco Systems contact information web page.

http://www.cisco.com/web/siteassets/contacts/index.html

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, using the Cisco Bug Search Tool (BST), submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see What's New in Cisco Product Documentation at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html.

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This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the "" section.