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VMware ESX Server 2.5.4 Update for HP ProLiant DL585 G2 Server Systems


Released 3/08/07

ISO Image

This document contains the following information:

What's New

This update enables support for HP ProLiant DL585 G2 server with AMD Opteron 8000 Series, Rev F, dual core processors.

Applicability

This update is for ESX Server 2.5.4 on HP ProLiant DL585 G2 server with AMD Opteron 8000 Series, Rev F, dual core processors only. For installation on all other servers, please obtain the installation ISO here.

Note: Remote and scripted installations are not supported. The installed server will be equivalent to ESX Server 2.5.4 with Upgrade Patch 5 (build 39751).

Downloading the ISO Image

To download the ISO image:
  1. Download the ISO image.
  2. Check the m5sum of the package:
    # md5sum esx-2.5.4-40616.iso

    The md5 checksum output should match the following:

    adc0cd904ec23e0b515dccf2acc20079 esx-2.5.4-40616.iso

Preparing the System for the ESX Server Installation

To prepare the HP DL585 G2 system for the ESX Server installation:
  1. Make sure the system has the HP ProLiant A07 BIOS (12/02/2006) on it.
  2. Power on the system and Press [F9] to boot into the system BIOS.
  3. Select System Options from the menu and disable the USB 2.0 Controller.

    Note: For more details on ESX Server installation with USB 2.0 controller, please refer to knowledge base article 8749435.

  4. Save the settings and exit the BIOS utility.

Installing ESX Server

Please refer to the instructions in Installation and Upgrade guide for ESX Server 2.x for new installations.

Note: Remote and scripted installations are not supported.