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VMware Certification of G6 BladeSystem Servers (ProLiant BL460c, BL490c, BL495c)

We get lots of questions regarding VMware and what HP servers are certified on the various VMware Operating Systems. They do have a Hardware Compatability List (HCL) and we just wanted to let you know which of the latest G6 BladeSystem Servers are on that list for VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0, the latest VMware vSphere Operating System. This is from our VMware alliance team.

"We are pleased to announce that the following servers are now fully certified with VMware ESX/ESXi 4.0.  

 VMware ESX/ESXi 3.5 Update 4 is also certified for these servers.


·         ProLiant BL460c G6

·         ProLiant BL490c G6

·         ProLiant BL495c G5

·         ProLiant BL495c G6


For ESX/ESXi 4.0, these servers require a new Broadcom network driver. The link to download the driver is available at VMware’s HCL page http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl   (there will be a footnote next to the version with the link to the driver) and soon at our HP.COM certification support matrix. www.hp.com/go/vmware (click on “Certified ProLiants”).  Installation information will also be available with the download."

Hope this helps as we work very hard with VMware to certify our servers with their latest Operating Systems. See you at VMworld August 31 - September 3 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco.


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