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Release Notes for the VM wa re ESXi I nstallable Cisco Custom ISO Image

Contents

Revision History

Image Download Links

System Requirements

Hardware Requirements

Supported Servers

ISO Image Components

Upgrading to the New Software Release

Related Documentation

Service and Support

Release Notes for the VMware ESXi Installable Cisco Custom ISO Image

First Published: February 28, 2012

Last Updated: June 6, 2014

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 the following releases: ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 5.5 U1; ESXi 5.1, ESXi 5.1 U1, and ESXi 5.1 U2; ESXi 5.0, ESXi 5.0 U2, and ESXi 5.0 U3; and ESXi 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.

Cisco custom images for ESX releases are meant only for ESX installation and may not contain the latest drivers. After installation, the drivers supported with the corresponding firmware should be installed from the Cisco UCS driver CD.

For information on supported drivers, please refer to the Cisco UCS Hardware and Software Interoperability Matrix listed in the “Related Documentation” section.

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 .

E0

April 2, 2014

Updated release notes for releases ESXi 5.5 U1, ESXi 5.1 U2, and ESXi 5.2 U3; reorganized so that newest Update tables are at the top for each (5.0, 5.1, and 5.3) release; added info to intro about drivers with reference to interop matrix; updated Related Documentation section with new URLs (install guides & new ref to interop matrix;) updated minimum software versions in tables 4, 6, and 9; deleted the New Hardware Features section; and added a note regarding supported processor families..

F0

June 2, 2014

Added “Heart bleed” patch info and additional Driver Component (Intel igb Network Driver).

G0

June 6, 2014

Added B250 M2 to supported servers for ESXi 5.5.

Image Download Links

You can download ISO images from the VMware web pages listed in Table 2 . The ESXi 5.5 and ESXi 5.5 U1 web page contains Cisco Custom Images that include the patch to address the OpenSSL issue (dubbed "Heart bleed").

For more information about the Heart bleed issue, products affected, and available fixes, please refer to the following links:

  • VMware KB Article:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2076225

  • VMware Security Advisory:

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2014-0004.html


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


 

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:


Note ESXi supports all processor families that are supported for the server model.


 

Table 3 Supported Servers for ESXi 5.5 U1

Model
Minimum Management Software Level

B22 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B200 M1, M2, & M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B230 M1 & M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B250 M1 & M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B420 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B440 M1 & M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

C22/C24 M3(SFF/LFF)

CIMC 1.5.(5)

C220/C240 M3(SFF/LFF)

CIMC 1.5.(4)3

C240 M3 (NEBS)

CIMC 1.5.(4)3

C260 M2

CIMC 1.5.(4)3

C420 M3

CIMC 1.5.(4)3

C460 M1 & M2

CIMC 1.5.(4)3

 

Table 4 Supported Servers for ESXi 5.5

Model
Minimum Management Software Level

B22 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B200 M2 & M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B230 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B250 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B420 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B440 M2

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)

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)

C460 M2

CIMC 1.5(2)

 

Table 5 Supported Servers for ESXi 5.1 U2

Model
Minimum Management Software Level

B200 M1, M2, & M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B230 M1 & M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B250 M1 & M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B440 M1 & M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B22 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B420 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

C260 M2

CIMC 1.5.(4)3

C240 M3 (NEBS)

CIMC 1.5.(4)3

C220/C240 M3(SFF/LFF)

CIMC 1.5.(4)3

C22/C24 M3(SFF/LFF)

CIMC 1.5.(4)3

C220/C240 M3(SFF/LFF) w/E5-2600 V2

CIMC 1.5.(4)3

C22/C24 M3(SFF/LFF) w/E5-2400 V2

CIMC 1.5.5

C420 M3

CIMC 1.5.(4)3

C460 M1 & M2

CIMC 1.5.(4)3

 

Table 6 Supported Servers for ESXi 5.1 U1

Model
Minimum Management Software Level

B20 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B22 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B200 M1, M2, & M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B230 M1 & M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B250 M1 & M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B440 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

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 & M2

CIMC 1.5(2)

C22 M3 (SFF/LFF)

CIMC 1.5(2)

C24 M3 (SFF/LFF)

CIMC 1.5(2)

C220 M3 (SFF/LFF)

CIMC 1.5(2)

C240 M3

CIMC 1.5(2)

C420 M3

CIMC 1.5(2)

 

Table 7 Supported Servers for ESXi 5.1

Model
Minimum Management Software Level

B22 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B200 M1, M2, & M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B230 M1 & M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B250 M1

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B420 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B440 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

C22 M3 (LFF)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C22 M3(SFF)

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

C24 M3 (LFF)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C24 M3 (SFF)

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

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)

C220 M3 (SFF/LFF)

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

C240 M3 (SFF/LFF)

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

C240 M3 (NEBS)

CIMC 1.5(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)

C420 M3

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

C460 M1 & M2

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

 

Table 8 Supported Servers for ESXi 5.0 U3

Model
Minimum Management Software Level

B22 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B200 M1, M2, & M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B230 M1 & M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B250 M1 & M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B420 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

B440 M1 & M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.1(3)

C22 M3 (LFF)

Software 1.5.3d

C22 M3 (SFF)

Software 1.5.3d

C24 M3 (LFF)

Software 1.5.3d

C24 M3 (SFF)

Software 1.5.3d

C200 M1 & M2

Software 1.4(3u)

C200 M2 (SFF)

Software 1.4(3u)

C210 M1 & M2

Software 1.4(3u)

C220 M3 (LFF)

Software 1.5.3d

C220 M3 (SFF)

Software 1.5.3d

C240 M3 (LFF)

Software 1.5.3d

C240 M3 (NEBS)

Software 1.5.3d

C240 M3 (SFF)

Software 1.5.3d

C250 M1 & M2

Software 1.5.3d

C260 M2

Software 1.5.3d

C460 M1 & M2

Software 1.5.3d

 

Table 9 Supported Servers for ESXi 5.0 U2

Model
Minimum Management Software Level

B22 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B200 M1, M2, & M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B230 M1 & M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B250 M1

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B420 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

B440 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(5)

C22 M3 (LFF)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C22 M3 (SFF)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C24 M3 (LFF)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C24 M3 (SFF)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C200 M1 & M2

CIMC 1.5(1)

C200 M2 (SFF)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C210 M1 & M2

CIMC 1.5(1)

C220 M3 (LFF)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C220 M3 (SFF)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C240 M3 (LFF)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C240 M3 (NEBS)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C240 M3 (SFF)

CIMC 1.5(1)

C250 M1 & M2

CIMC 1.5(1)

C260 M2

CIMC 1.5(1)

C420 M3

CIMC 1.5(1)

C460 M1 & M2

CIMC 1.5(1)

 

Table 10 Supported Servers for ESXi 5.0

Models
Minimum Management Software Level

B200 M1 &M2

Cisco UCS Manager 1.4(3)

B200 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(2)

B230 M1 & M2

Cisco UCS Manager 1.4(3)

B250 M1 & M2

Cisco UCS Manager 1.4(3)

B440 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 1.4(3)

C200 M1 & M2

C200 M2 (SFF)

C210 M1 & 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)

C250 M1 & M2

C260 M2

C460 M1 & M2

 

Table 11 Supported Servers for ESXi 4.1 U3

Model
Minimum Management Software Level

B22 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B200 M1, M2, & M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B230 M1 & M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B250 M1 & M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B420 M3

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

B440 M2

Cisco UCS Manager 2.0(4)

C22 M3 (LFF)

CIMC 1.4(7)

C22 M3 (SFF)

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

C24 M3 (LFF)

CIMC 1.4(7)

C24 M3 (SFF)

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

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)

C220 M3 (LFF)

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

C220 M3 (SFF)

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

C240 M3 (LFF)

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

C240 M3 (SFF)

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)

C420 M3

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

C460 M1 & M2

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

ISO Image Components

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

 

Table 12 ISO Image Components for ESXi 5.5 U1

Driver Component
Version

Cisco UCS VIC Storage Driver

v1.6.0.5

Cisco UCS VIC Network Driver

v2.1.2.42

Emulex lpfc Driver

10.0.727.44

Intel igb Network Driver

5.2.5

QLogic qla4xxx iSCSI Driver

634.55.20.0

QLogic qlcnic Network Driver

5.5.164

QLogic qlge Network Driver

3.0.0.57

QLogic qlnativefc FC-FCoE Driver

1.1.7.0

 

Table 13 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

Intel igb Network Driver

5.2.5

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

 

Table 14 ISO Image Components for ESXi 5.1 U2

Driver Component
Version

Cisco UCS VIC Storage Driver

1.6.0.5

Cisco UCS VIC Network Driver

2.1.2.42

QLogic qlge Network Driver

1.0.0.47

QLogic qla2xxx Storage Driver

934.5.29.0

QLogic iSCSI Driver

634.5.26.0

QLogic qlcnic Driver

5.0.750

Emulex lpfc Storage Driver

10.0.727.24

Intel ixgbe Network Driver

3.18.7

Intel igb Network Driver

3.2.10

LSI megaraid-sas Storage Driver

6.602.54.0

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

1.74.17.v50.1

 

Table 15 ISO Image Components for ESXi 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 16 ISO Image Components for ESXi 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 17 ISO Image Components for ESXi 5.0 U3

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 18 ISO Image Components for ESXi 5.0 U2

Driver Component
Version

Cisco UCS VIC Storage Driver

1.5.0.45

Cisco UCS VIC Network Driver

2.1.2.38

QLogic qlge Network Driver

1.0.0.47

QLogic qla2xxx Storage Driver

934.5.29.0

QLogic iSCSI Driver Set

634.5.13.0

QLogic qlcnic Driver

5.0.736

Emulex be2net Network Driver

4.0.355.1

Emulex lpfc Storage Driver

8.2.4.151.65

Intel ixgbe Network Driver

3.7.13

Intel igb Network Driver

3.2.10

LSI megaraid-sas Storage Driver

5.34

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 19 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 20 ISO Image Components for ESXi 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

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:

 

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/c/en/us/td/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html .

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This document is to be used in conjunction with the documents listed in the “Related Documentation” section.