Hewlett Packard has released Intel Xeon E5v3 (aka Haswell) Proliant Generation 9 server systems. Gen9 Servers are available as Rack Servers, Blades and Towers. Time to have a look at VMware Support for the new series.
HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers with ESXi Support:
- BL460c Gen9
- DL160 Gen9
- DL180 Gen9
- DL360 Gen9
- DL380 Gen9
- ML350 Gen9
Supported VMware Hypervisor Versions:
- ESXi 5.1 Update 2
- ESXi 5.5 Update 2
There is no 4.x and no 5.0 support. Only the latest Versions of ESXi 5.1 and 5.5 are supported. To install ESXi you should use HP Customized ESXi Images.
VMware HCL has not been updated for Gen9 Servers by now. I expect it to be updated in the next days. As you might now, it's mainly not VMware testing hardware, it's the vendor certifying his hardware for ESXi. The first source to get a support matrix should be the vendor. Of course, VMware support might stick to the the HCL.
As mentioned in the title, Hewlett Packard sticks with the naming Gen9, instead of G9. The change was introduced with Gen8.
[Update September 16, 2014: DL360 and DL380 are now listed in the HCL.]