March 2014 VMware FW and Software Recipe

Important Support Notes
This document specifies the versions of firmware, and software that are recommended for use with VMware vSphere 5.x OS releases in conjunction with the HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) 2014.02.0. The firmware versions and software versions listed in this document have been tested as a solution set using this SPP as a baseline, and are fully supported by HP. When posted, the SPP will contain the firmware specified in this document. The specified drivers are either included in the VMware base image or HP Custom image, available from VMware.com or available on HP’s vibsdepot (5.0/5.1 and 5.5) for this release. The specified system management software is included in the HP Custom Image, available from hp.com or available on HP’s vibsdepot (5.0/5.1 and 5.5) for this release.
It is recommended that users revisit the download site for this document to check for updates periodically.
Review the SPP Contents Report on www.hp.com/go/spp/documentation to see which firmware components are included in the SPP.
VMware vSphere 5.5 Update1, VMware vSphere 5.5, VMware vSphere 5.1 Update 2, and ESXi 5.0 Update 3 are the VMware Releases that have been tested against this entire SPP.
VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1 Update 3 and ESX/ESXi 4.1 Update 2 is supported only with the System ROM and iLO FW in this SPP. The FW supported on VMWareESX/ ESXi 4.x is from the Service Pack for Proliant (SPP) 2012.03.0 (B) and the device drivers listed are included in the VMware base image available on VMware.com or the HP Custom Image available on hp.com at: https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productN....
Please note that this recipe lists some servers and HW that support one or more of the VMware ESXi and vSphere OS releases covered by this recipe. For a complete reference on which HP Proliant Server models support which version of VMware OS, you can access the HP Server Support Matrix for ProLiant from the HP website here. This recipe should be used in conjunction with the HP Server Support Matrix to build a supported HW and SW configuration.
A new version of this recipe will be published when a new HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) is published, when VMware publishes a new OS Release (e.g. 5.1) or when VMware publishes a new update release (e.g. 5.1 U1).
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