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scott_sanders
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Are there recommended drivers for ESX 3.01 Virtual Machines.

Hi,

Is there a recommended driver list that is hardware specific for ESX3.01 Virtual Machines?

We are using HP C-Class Blade infrastructure which consists of a C7000 enclosure and HP Proliant BL685c Blades. These are AMD boxes, so just trying to make sure we are using the most relevant drivers.

Thanks,

Scott.

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evilcraig
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Don't install any drivers. I have the exact same hardware setup and everything you need installs automatically from the esx CD. Make sure you install the patches once finished. These patches contain driver updates as and when problems are identifed and resolved.

I don't think any of the hardware in your servers needs a patch though. But check yourself. You may be using emulex FC cards and I recall there was a patch for those.

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bister
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Except VMware Tools no other "hardware" drivers are necessary.

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