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Apr 27 2018

Double check your vendor support when updating ESXi hosts from VMware vSphere 5.5 to 6.0. There are a lot of systems that are no longer supported. The following servers were supported in 5.5 but are according to the VMware HCL no longer supported in vSphere 6.0 .

Your server is listed and you want to upgrade? Don’t panic.

  • Usually, the list gets smaller a couple of weeks after a new vSphere version has been released. I will update this post when I notice changes.
  • Not supported does not mean that it does not work.
  • Servers get certified by their vendor, not VMware. If you want a server to get certified, ask your vendor.
  • Vendor support matrices and VMware HCL have some mismatches at the moment (HP and IBM). Servers are listed at the bottom. Pleask ask your vendor or VMware if you are allowed to upgrade.
  • Did I miss something? Please comment.

Last Update: September 10, 2015

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As an interesting way of seeing how things progress, would you mind NOT deleting items from the list when the vendor adds support?

Perhaps just do a strikethrough on that line with a note on the end of the date you noticed support was added (obviously not the exact date it was added, but whenever you noticed should be close enough)

Something interesting to me is some models that are listed are definitely supported by their OEM, but digging in it seems like the HCL published support is for Ivy Bridge (v2) but not Sandy Bridge (v1).
So I wouldn’t panic if you see a fairly new model that you use on the list.
I expect a lot of those will disappear over time.

On previous verisons (had this list for 5.5 and 5.1) were lot of changes in the first weeks. I also had mismatches between VMware HCL and Vendor HCL (eg. HP which I check often as this is our vendor of choice.)

I create this list more or less automatically, so it’s not directly possible to to strike systems out. But I am going to do a diff on the changes to point out when servers appear in the HCL.

Removed because now listed at VMware HCL:

Cisco UCS – E140S M2 (Intel Xeon E3-1100-C-v2 Series)
Cisco UCS – E160D M2 (Intel Xeon E5-2400-v2 Series)
Cisco UCS – E180D M2 (Intel Xeon E5-2400-v2 Series)
Cisco UCS – EN120S-M2 (Intel Pentium B925C)
Cisco UCS – E140D M1 (Intel Xeon E5-2400 Series)
Cisco UCS – E140DP M1 (Intel Xeon E5-2400 Series)
Cisco UCS – E140S M1 (Intel Xeon E3-1100 Series)
Cisco UCS – E160D M1 (Intel Xeon E5-2400 Series)
Cisco UCS – E160DP M1 (Intel Xeon E5-2400 Series)
Cisco UCS – B230 M2 Blade Server (Intel Xeon E7-48xx Series)

DELL PowerEdge XC630-10 (Intel Xeon E5-2600-v3 Series)
DELL PowerEdge XC730xd-12 (Intel Xeon E5-2600-v3 Series)
DELL PowerEdge XC730xd-24 (Intel Xeon E5-2600-v3 Series)
DELL PowerEdge R320 (Intel Xeon E5-1400-v2 Series)
DELL PowerEdge T320 (Intel Xeon E5-1400-v2 Series)
DELL PowerEdge R210-II (Intel Xeon E3-1200-v2 Series)
DELL PowerEdge T110-II (Intel i3-2100 Series)
DELL PowerEdge T110-II (Intel Xeon E3-1200-v2 Series)
DELL PowerEdge R510 (Intel Xeon 55xx Series)
DELL PowerEdge R510 (Intel Xeon 56xx Series)
DELL PowerEdge R210-II (Intel i3-2100 Series)
DELL PowerEdge R210-II (Intel Xeon E3-1200 Series)
DELL PowerEdge T110-II (Intel Xeon E3-1200 Series)

HP ProLiant ML350e Gen8 (Intel Xeon E5-2400 Series)
HP ProLiant BL460c G6 (Intel Xeon 56xx Series)
HP ProLiant BL465c G7 (AMD Opteron 61xx Series)
HP ProLiant BL490c G7 (Intel Xeon 56xx Series)
HP ProLiant DL360 G6 (Intel Xeon 55xx Series)
HP ProLiant DL360 G6 (Intel Xeon 56xx Series)
HP ProLiant DL380 G6 (Intel Xeon 55xx Series)
HP ProLiant DL380 G6 (Intel Xeon 56xx Series)
HP ProLiant BL465c G7 (AMD Opteron 6200 Series)

IBM System x3550 M3 (Intel Xeon 55xx Series)
IBM System x3650 M3 (Intel Xeon 55xx Series)
IBM Flex System x280 X6 (Intel Xeon E7-8800/4800/2800-v2)
IBM Flex System x480 X6 (Intel Xeon E7-8800/4800/2800-v2)
IBM Flex System x880 X6 (Intel Xeon E7-8800/4800/2800-v2)
IBM Flex System x222 (Intel Xeon E5-2400 Series)
IBM System x3650 M4 BD (Intel Xeon E5-2600-v2 Series)
IBM Bladecenter HS23 (Intel Xeon E5-2600-v2 Series)
IBM Flex System x240 (PureFlex) (Xeon E5-2600-v2 Series)
IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M4 (Xeon E5-2600-v2 Series)
IBM System x NextScale nx360 M4 (Xeon E5-2600-v2 Series)
IBM BladeCenter HS22 (Intel Xeon 55xx Series)
IBM BladeCenter HS22 (Intel Xeon 56xx Series)
IBM BladeCenter HS22V (Intel Xeon 55xx Series)
IBM BladeCenter HS22V (Intel Xeon 56xx Series)
IBM BladeCenter HX5 (Intel Xeon 65xx Series)
IBM BladeCenter HX5 (Intel Xeon 75xx Series)
IBM System x3550 M3 (Intel Xeon 56xx Series)
IBM System x3650 M2 (Intel Xeon 55xx Series)
IBM System x3650 M3 (Intel Xeon 56xx Series)
IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M2 (Intel Xeon 55xx Series)
IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M3 (Intel Xeon 55xx Series)
IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M3 (Intel Xeon 56xx Series)
IBM BladeCenter HX5 (Intel Xeon E7-2800 Series)
IBM BladeCenter HX5 (Intel Xeon E7-4800 Series)
IBM BladeCenter HX5 (Intel Xeon E7-8800 Series)
IBM Bladecenter HS23 (Intel Xeon E5-2600 Series)
IBM Flex System x220 (PureFlex) (Intel Xeon E5-2400 Series)
IBM Flex System x240 (PureFlex) (Intel Xeon E5-2600 Series)
IBM Flex System x440 (PureFlex) (Intel Xeon E5-4600 Series)
IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M4 (Intel Xeon E5-2600 Series)
IBM BladeCenter HX5 (Intel Xeon 75xx Series)

Lenovo ThinkServer RQ940 (Intel Xeon E7-8800/4800/2800-v2)
Lenovo ThinkServer RD340 (Intel Xeon E5-2400-v2 Series)
Lenovo ThinkServer RD440 (Intel Xeon E5-2400-v2 Series)
Lenovo ThinkServer RD540 (Intel Xeon E5-2600-v2 Series)
Lenovo ThinkServer RD640 (Intel Xeon E5-2600-v2 Series)
Lenovo System x3850 X5 2 Node (Intel Xeon E7-8800 Series)

Where you can view that HP ProLiant BL465c G7 (AMD Opteron 6200 Series) is supported on vSphere 6.0??
I don’t found this information in the VMware Compatibility web.

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