VMware OS support tool for HPE Synergy

VMware OS versions

This tool provides information for using VMware HPE ESXi Synergy Only releases with HPE Synergy Custom SPPs or HPE Synergy Service Packs (SSPs).

Hewlett Packard Enterprise provides VMware HPE ESXi images for HPE servers that integrate the VMware ESXi drivers and HPE Value Added Management Software required to run ESXi on HPE servers. Observe the following:

  • These images are provided as a starting point to ensure a successful installation.

  • The HPE ESXi 7.0 U1, 7.0 U2, 6.7 U3, and 6.5 U3 HPE Synergy Only May 2021 images are available on the VMware ESXi images for HPE Servers website. To access them, select the appropriate HPE ESXi version. Once you are logged into the VMware download site, scroll down to the "Synergy Custom Images" section, and select the Install CD.

  • Updated patches and security builds can be installed from VMware. Installed updates will be reflected with a higher build number than the baseline build from the ESXi HPE Synergy Only custom images.

  • You can optionally add, remove, or update the HPE Management and Utilities Offline Bundles as needed to ensure accurate reporting of HPE Synergy compute node components.

  • Driver updates might be required to match a supported HPE Synergy software release, as documented on these pages.

  • You can update VMware ESXi and vSphere using the standard VMware update tools.

  • Although drivers can be obtained through other resources such as vibsdepot, the HPE Synergy firmware and driver versions that are installed must be compliant with the chosen HPE Synergy Management combination and HPE Synergy Custom SPP or SSP.

  • For HPE Recommended VMware Lifecycle Manager Desired Image definitions, see http://vibsdepot.hpe.com/synergy/Valid-vLCM-Combos-Synergy.pdf

Select an HPE ESXi Custom Image from the table below. Then, select an associated HPE Synergy Custom SPP or SSP to view information about VMware OS support.

VMware OS Versions