VMware vSphere ESXi 5.0 with IBM Customization Patch 7 v7 - IBM BladeCenter, Flex Systems, and System x

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VMware vSphere ESXi 5.0 with IBM Customization Patch 7 v7 - IBM BladeCenter, Flex Systems, and System x

Version: Release 7 (09/09/13)

Support Overview

This is patch 7 for VMware vSphere ESXi 5.0.x and 5.1.x with IBM Customization release for all IBM eServer BladeCenter, System x, and Pureflex systems, including both on-board Ethernet and adapter options.

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Version history changes only between Patch 7 release and previous Patch 6 release:

Software Patch 7 Patch 8
fupb 5.1-7.450 5.7.390
concretejob 500-2ACE19BUS 500-2ACE17BUS
filetrans 500-2ACE19BUS 500-2ACE17BUS
fwupdate 500-2ACE19BUS 500-2ACE17BUS
immpassthru 500-2ACE19BUS 500-2ACE17BUS
pciinfo N/A 500-ESXI05ACN
Brcmfwup (facade) 500-2.00.20130305 500-1.00.20121017
ilfu (facade) N/A 500-1.01.20130201
lsiprovider 500.04.v0.38-0006 500.04.v0.32-0005
qlcnic N/A 5.0.750-1OEM.500.0.0.472560
provider-cna 1.4.7-469512 1.4.3-469512
scsi-qla2xxx 934.5.6.0-1OEM.500.0.0.472560 934.5.4.0-1OEM.500.0.0.472560
net-be2net (5.0.x) 4.2.327.0-1OEM.500.0.0.472560
net-be2net (5.1.x) N/A
be2iscsi 4.2.324.12-1OEM.500.0.0.472629
ima-be2isci 4.2.324.12-1OEM.500.0.0.472629
ibmpowercim 5.0-00ACN N/A

Key Fixes & Enhancements with latest Patch 7 release include:

Patch 7:

  1. Fixed an LSI message that spammed the log that read: 013-04-18T11:19:06Z sfcb-LSIESG_SMIS13_HHR[12382]: INTERNAL ProviderFacade::getInstance - unsupported class requested, returning null
  2. BRCM facade provider returns successfully even if there is no BRCM adatper installed in system
  3. DSA can't get qlogic information and uxspi can't show fw
  4. After updating UEFI and IMM FW on ESXi, IMM fails to restart.
  5. QLogic CIM provider mismatch entries appear in syslog
  6. Qlogic provider performs async firmware update (reduce time to flash)
  7. Numerous "qlgc_cna" provider msgs reported in ESXi 5.1 U1 "Syslog"
  8. Sys log shows Init lib failed
  9. SR M5014 adapter's battery status displayed as "Unknown" in vSphere 5.1
  10. Add Host Version and MachineType property in IBM_SoftwareInstallationService
  11. Improved lan-over-usb network config in immpassthru provider to support IMM inband network change.
  12. Fixed an issue that can cause machine type retrieval fails.
  13. Fixed an issue that can cause sfcb restart by mistake when firmware update is running

Patch 6:

  1. Added qlogic provider-cna
  2. Fixed performance when flashing code

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Document id:  MIGR-5091988
Last modified:  2013-08-30
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