can someone from cisco tell me how to get cisco vmware vsphere ESXi 4.1 update 1 that was certified by Cisco ?
because the last release from the vmware website still 4.1 without update 1.
My customer datacenter is vblok environment and running vmware 4.1, but on vmware level i see a differrent sensor on each blade even there on same series (b440, b250, and b200). from vmware expert guy told me that i should asking cisco to get vmware vsphere 4.1 U1 that was certified by cisco. i need upgrade 4.1 to 4.1 U1 to run SAP on vmware.
yes, i running vcenter 4.1, and you just say the way that i will upgrade to vmware 4.1 U1.
my vmware expert guy say that the differrent sensor issue maybe will be solved if updating from cisco customize vmware 4.1 U1 source.
i just thought that cisco costumize vmware 4.1 U1 are ready release on cisco internal but still not get publish.
Sorry for any spelling errors:
What is working well for us, is to always get the latest ESX(i) release from vmware, apply all patches and then make sure to install the newest drivers for Cisco fnic (hba) and enic (lan) that can be found on the vmware site.
During our first UCS upgrade (we did not have installed the Cisco drivers) we experienced some issues. A lot of our VMs lost connectivity to storage for about 2-3 minutes during the reboot of the primary FI. After opening a support request at vmware and Cisco, vmware sent us a newer fnic driver, as the standard driver included in the ESX iso did not handle hba failover very well.
Since that upgrade we always keep up to date the enic and fnic drivers for Cisco UCS. They can be found on the VMWare ESX download site.
Newer drivers are also available on the Cisco UCS driver CD, but those are not yet signed by vmware, so it may be a better idea to use those tested by vmware.
Since we are handling ESX updates like this, every UCS upgrade and everything else worked like a charm and my pulse during upgrades got divided by 2
BTW: Also with other server manufacturers we could have saved us a lot of trouble if we simply had upgraded adapter drivers earlier.