BartV77
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HBA firmware: Emulex or OEM ?

Hello,

we have HP Proliant servers with FC2142SR HBA's.

These are in fact the HP OEM HBA's of the Emulex LPe1150.

I am having doubts on which kind of firmware I should use, the HP one or the Emulex one?

I was assuming I should go for the OEM one, but the storage team requests the Emulex one since they say it is better supported from our storage vendor (EMC).

When I check on the VMware site, the support is mentioned for the cards and their corresponding drivers, but not for a specific firmware version.

I can't contact our VMware support on this, since it is also HP OEM, and they are therefore not really objective on this one.

Feel free to give your opinion,

Bart

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It's not about objectivity it's about support. Ask HP which one you should use as they are the ones supporting your systems

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BartV77
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that's true, for now...

But this might change in 2010, so I would like to know the VMware point of view on this one.

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