VMware ESXi 5.5 - Unsupported Hardware

Double check your vendors support when updating ESXi hosts from VMware vSphere 5.x to 5.5. There are a lot of systems that are no longer supported. The following servers were supported in 5.x but are no longer supported in 5.5:

  • HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8 SE - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant DL288 G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant DL585 G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant ML150 G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant SL160s G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant SL165s G7 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant DL160 G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant DL180 G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant DL320 G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant SL160z G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant SL165z G7 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant SL170s G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant SL2x170z G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant SL390s G7 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant DL160se G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant DL170h G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant SL170z G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant BL280c G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant BL2x220c G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant BL465c G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant BL490c G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant BL495c G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant BL680c G5 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant BL685c G5 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant BL685C G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant DL370 G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant DL385 G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant DL580 G5 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant DL585 G5 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant DL785 G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant ML330 G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • HP ProLiant ML370 G6 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • IBM Flex System x222 Compute Node - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M4 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • IBM System x NextScale nx360 M4 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • IBM System x3500 M4 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • IBM System x3550 M4 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • IBM System x3650 M4 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • IBM System x3650 M4 HD - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • IBM System x3755 M3 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • IBM System x3550 M3 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • IBM System x3620 M3 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • IBM BladeCenter HS12 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • IBM System x3200 M3 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • IBM System x3400 M2 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • IBM System x3400 M3 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • IBM System x3500 M2 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • IBM System x3500 M3 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • IBM System x3850 M2 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • IBM System x3950 M2 1 Node - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M2 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M3 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • IBM System x3250 M3 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • IBM System x3630 M3 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • DELL PowerEdge C6145 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • DELL PowerEdge T605 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • DELL PowerEdge 1950 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • DELL PowerEdge 1955 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • DELL PowerEdge 2900 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • DELL PowerEdge 2950 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • DELL PowerEdge 6950 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • DELL PowerEdge C1100 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • DELL PowerEdge C2100 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • DELL PowerEdge C6100 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • DELL PowerEdge M605 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • DELL PowerEdge R200 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • DELL PowerEdge R300 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • DELL PowerEdge T100 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • DELL PowerEdge T300 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • Cisco CAM 35/45 - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support
  • Cisco UCS - B250 M2 Blade Server - No vSphere ESXi 5.5 Support

Last Update: January 2014
Source: VMware HCL

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26 Comments.

  1. Upgrade vmware esxi free 5.1alla versione 5.5 | Ivan Zini - pingback on October 2, 2013 at 8:57 am
  2. Jeah,

    i missing the new HP DL380gen8 & HP DL560gen8. Shame on you, VMware.

    socke

    • This hardware listed here is unsupported. I've updated the post to make it more clear.
      DL380 Gen8 and DL560 Gen8 are supported.

  3. Good list. One thing here to consider is that the partners have not had time to fully test their hardware yet, so the list might and probably will change as hardware partners do the proper certification.

    Cheers

  4. Most of the IBM systems on the list are on the HCL with 5.5 support - 3550 and 3650 M2 and M3's are at least (all I cared to check) - so the list is already obsolete.

  5. List Updated.
    - Removed some Systems that are supported now
    - Dell added

  6. Does not support? Because the machine is too old?
    Is the machine cannot be installed? Or is installed, you can't use?

    • "Does not support" means that VMware is not going to help when you have problems with that hardware.
      Of course, you can install and use it. But when you create a support case at VMware with that hardware they would probably close it.

  7. Howto Update vCenter and ESXi Hosts to vSphere 5.5 | Virten.net - pingback on October 11, 2013 at 8:04 pm
  8. HP ProLiant BL490c G7 seemes to be supported as far as vmwares site can tell me.

  9. Keep in mind the vendors do the certification, VMware just posts the information. Talk to the vendor to push them to re-certify if something falls off the list.

  10. Cisco UCS Blades -
    B22 M3
    B200 M2 / M3
    B230 M2
    B420 M3
    B440 M2

    Are now listed at VMware to support ESXi 5.5

  11. IBM System x3755 M3 is supported.
    and other system X servers also.
    pls check the OS support list by IBM:
    http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/nos/vmware.html

    but, the VMware HCL is not yet updated with this informations

  12. Well I have no idea where you're info is coming from but that list is definitely not correct. I had to check if our x3650 M3 would run ESXi 5.5 or not and it does. This info is verified by an IBM representative. On top of that I have just installed ESXi 5.5 on one of our x3650 M3 and it is running just fine.

    http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/nos/vmware.html

  13. I am using Dell 2950 with 5.5, i am not sure about the direct support from vmware..

    http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/driverdetails?driverid=5YC4T

  14. Here - http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/Redbooks.nsf/RedbookAbstracts/tips0804.html?Open

    is writen the x3550m3 support VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi).

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