Any idea when the UCS B200M1/2/3 and B230M2 blades will be certified for vSphere 5.5?
I see the C-Series servers are already on the list, but none of the B-Series blades.
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Please find the below link for supported model for VMware:-
Thanks for the response, but those links speak nothing about Vsphere 5.5. The Vmware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL)is the list I am referencing. It contains every server and blade that is certified to work with each version of Vsphere.
If you search for Esxi 5.5 with Vendor Cisco and System Type All you will see that only C-series servers are currently listed.
My question is when will the B-series blades be certified for 5.5 and listed in the HCL.
B200 M1 will not be supported. ESX support ceased after ESX 5.0 U2 for the B200 M1.
As for M2 support on ESX 5.5, B230 M2 and B440 M2 will be supported for sure. We're currently gauging the qualificaiton possibility for the B200 M2 also. As soon as I have confirmation either way, I'll update this thread.
Is there any technical reason/motivation why B200M1 is not supported? Or is it aligned to the product being EoS?
Thanks Robert. +1 on the M2 support request. More specifically though do you know where they stand on the Gen 1 Palo UCS M81KR adapters? VMware lists one fnic version 184.108.40.206-1vmw for 5.5, which is promising.
I also have a bunch of B250M2 extended memory servers, which I'm sure will likely be lumped with the B200M2 whichever way Cisco falls on this.
I've been told unofficially that UCS 2.1(3a) firmware willl be the version on the HCL. So if your planning for vSphere 5.5, upgrade to this version.
The list is now available on the Vmware Compatibility Guide:
Looks like the B200M2 made the cut (with the Xeon 56xx CPU)
The Bios required is listed as S5500.2.1.3.0.081620131102.
|Cisco||UCS - B200 M2 Blade Server||Intel Xeon 56xx Series|
|Cisco||UCS - B200 M3 Blade Server||Intel Xeon E5-2600 Series|
|Cisco||UCS - B200 M3 Blade Server||Intel Xeon E5-2600-v2 Series|
|Cisco||UCS - B22 M3 Blade Server||Intel Xeon E5-2400 Series|
|Cisco||UCS - B230 M2 Blade Server||Intel Xeon E7-2800 Series|
|Cisco||UCS - B230 M2 Blade Server||Intel Xeon E7-4800 Series|
|Cisco||UCS - B420 M3||Intel Xeon E5-4600 Series|
|Cisco||UCS - B440 M2 Blade Server||Intel Xeon E7-4800 Series|