The current HPE OEM ESXi image includes "hpe-ilo - 618.104.22.168-24.4240417", so that's what I'd use for ESXi 6.5. You may also consider to run a firmware upgrade on the host.
The HPE image, and offline bundle can be downloaded from https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=OEM-ESXI65-HPE&productId=614
Thank you very much for your answer. It worked perfectly (and so fast ! almost 10 seconds !)
My ESXi has now switched from 6.0 to 6.5, and the https://ESXI-IP-ADDRESS/ui is working perfect.
Here is the process for everyone who needs it :
- Download the Offline Bundle from : https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=OEM-ESXI65-HPE&productId=614
- Upload the Offline Bundle in your datastore (do NOT change its name - do NOT unzip it)
- Shut down your VM's
- Put your ESXi in "Maintenance mode"
- Manually Start the ESXi SSH service
- Type the following PUTTY command-line (assuming that your datastore is named "datastore1" in my example) :
esxcli software profile update -p HPE-ESXi-6.5.0-OS-Release-622.214.171.124.28 -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/VMware-ESXi-6.5.0-OS-Release-4564106-HPE-6126.96.36.199.28-Nov2016-depot.zip
- You should get "The update completed sucessfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective"
- Type the following command-line to Reboot :
- Connect to https://ESXI-IP-ADDRESS/ui, got to your Host > "Services", and ensure that the TSM-SSH (SSH) Service is "Stopped".
(Stop it and configure it to never start automatically if needed)
That's it ! You ESXI server is now 6.5 and the HP ILO was upgraded during the process.
PS to a.p. : Everything is working well. I'm not fan of touching more things.. I never performed any FIrmware upgrade of a produciton remote server as you recommend it.. and I do not know how to do it, and where to find it ? Do you think it is useful ?
Like with other vendors, HPE adds features, fixes issues, ... with new software/firmware versions.
It may not be necessary to apply the upgrades, but it shouldn't hurt either.
HPE makes it very easy to apply firmware updates by providing a Service Pack for ProLiant. This is an bootable ISO image, which can be used for interactive, or automatic firmware upgrades. Note that in case you are running a firmware upgrade while connected through iLO, you have to select the automatic upgrade option (the default) to avoid issues with iLO.
i know this is a late reply but FYI:
as mentioned above the only current available HPE ESXi Custom Image 6.5 (Build 4564106 - 2016-11-18) includes driver version hpe-ilo - 6188.8.131.52-24.4240417. This driver version is causing random PSOD's on nearly all HPE Proliant Platforms:
So always update at least your hpe-ilo drivers via ssh / update manager when using HPE ESXi Custom Image 6.5 (Build 4564106 - 2016-11-18) after a fresh install!
HPE Bundle including the latest hpe-ilo driver:
Thank you very much for your (late) but very useful addition !
Yes : Today, I encountered random PSOD's caused by the 6184.108.40.206-24.4240417 driver.
The server freezed with purple screen exactly as documented in the link you provided.
And so, I need to promptly update my hpe-ilo drivers (or preferably the full ESXi 6.5 bundle).
(I've found this vib Depot, but do not know if it will suit, and how to install these .zip files... )
So the basic problem is that : I do not know how to perfom that task !
My only available tools are :
- IPMI access to the ILO
- ESXi Shell via Putty
This is a relatively new topic for me Manuel, and you would really save my day(s) if you could provide me a "step-by-step" way to perform this upgrade.
Thank you very very much for this,
SIDE NOTE : As I need to update "almost anything" (HP ILO + ESXi to version 6.5U1), I am wondering if it would be sufficient to use the latest "HPE Custom Image for ESXi 6.5U1 Install CD", released 2017-07-27 ? That seems far more simple that having to upgrade the HP parts, then the ESXi parts ?
However, the procedure for upgrading the HP parts of the system could be useful for the future...
I am eagerly waiting for your answer ;-)