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HS 23 firmware prep for ESXi 6.0

Hardware Environment: IBM BladeCenter H

I succeeded upgrading one host from vSphere 5.5 to vSphere 6.0 on a HS 23 bladeserver (machine type 7875AC1; SAS storage, copper passthrough ethernet plus 10 Gb fabric network). However, there seem to be firmware issues with my other HS 23 bladeservers. In one instance the upgrade succeeded, but the vSwitch using the 10 Gb NIC is not getting replies from the BNT switch port internal to the Blade Center chassis. The configuration and FRUs are identical to the first host, only the NIC firmware version is different. How can I update the firmware to one that is compatible? I've got gobs of shared storage on this system which still performs well and I hope to keep it running for a while longer with supported vmware versions.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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vSphere 6.0 goes out of support next month: VMware Knowledge Base


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Thank you Scott28tt. Yes, I am familiar with that hw/sw cabal.

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