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Dell Customized bits for VMware vSphere 5.1(ESXi 5.1) is now available:
- UPDATED with Direct Download URL Dell | VMware ESXi 5.1 Recovery Image Build #799733 v. A00 from DellTechCenter.com -or- Dell | VMware ESXi 5.1 Recovery Image Build #799733 v. A00 from Dell.com contains the ISO image to recover/re-install the ESXi image to SD card or USB Key on Dell PowerEdge servers.
- UPDATED with two direct download locations below. Please note that you can also choose any of the supported Dell PowerEdge Servers listed in the Compatible section and also select ESXi 5.1 to get the Enterprise Solutions option, which contains the ISO bits. Please let me know if you if you have any further download issues. Please try the first URL for downloads outside of the US.
Compatible Dell PowerEdge Servers Include:
Important Release Notes:
You should use VirtualCenter 5.1 (latest build) with this release. The Dell Customized ESXi Factory image does not include Dell OpenManage Server Administrator. For detailed instructions to install and use Dell OpenManage Server Administrator, see the Dell OpenManage documentation at support.dell.com/manuals. Select Software, then Systems Management.
This image is customized by Dell which includes updated Driver/Provider versions. Dell also modifies the below files as part of customization.
The drivers included in this ESXi image by Dell as part of customization are:
Broadcom Network Adapter Drivers & its Versions(Available at vmware.com) ================================================================ tg3 – 3.123b.v50.1