jfoutwest
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Correct vShere Images for IBM Flex System x220 Compute Node (PureFlex)

We need to figure out what is the correct software packages to use to upgrade the following hardware:

  • IBM Flex System x220 Compute Node (PureFlex) : CPU Series:Intel Xeon E5-2400 Series
  • from vSphere v 5.5 to v6.0 U2. (currently running the IBM 5.5 image)

Do we use the generic package listed under the Product Downloads tab or the Lenovo System x Custom Image for ESXi 6.0 U2 Install CD listed under the ISO tab?

The following URL is from the Compatibly Matrix, but does not mention a custom image.

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/detail.php?deviceCategory=server&productid=19408&devic...

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jfoutwest
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A few more updates:

The servers are x240s with E5-2600v2 CPUs.

Here is additional  information from IBM guides:

The Note states: No custom image support. The servers in Table 4-11 do not support any of the Lenovo custom images for VMware ESXi, that are currently available on the VMware web site.

Flex_vSphere.jpg
Does this mean we should only be using the generic image?

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