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HBA compatibility

I have found that my esxi servers are having LPE1250-E (16x8G single port Emulex HBA card) and i checked HCL of vmware  in the IO compatibility that it is not compatible.Would you please confirm that this model is not compatible and if it is not what is the procedure to upgrade this before upgrading to ESXI 5.5

Upgrading from esxi 4 to esxi 5.5

Storage is compatible vnx5300,h/w is compatible but only this HBA is having an issue.
kastro Abbasi
kastro Abbasi
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If the HBA is not on the HCL, it's not certified for use with ESXi 5.5.

However, this does not mean that the HBA device does not work with ESXi 5.5.

If after upgrading to 5.5, it does not show the HBA, you will need to change the HBA to a certified HBA.

Is it on the list for 5.0 or 5.1?

Are your servers on the HCL, as the specifications and requirements have changed for 5.5
kastro AbbasiIT consultantAuthor Commented:
yes my servers and storage is in the HCL only HBA card  Emulex LPE1250-E is not listed


the listed model of HBA in 'IO device type 'FC' with Brand Name 'Emulex'  for esxi 5.5 is as below.

 Emulex LPe1250-M8 Single-Channel 8Gb/s Fibre Channel HBA

Am i searching in a right way ?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, this is the correct way to search the HCL.

I would check with the vendor Emulex, if this HBA has been certified, it could just be delayed, as 5.5 is failry new.

I'm not seeing your current card listed!

You may find the same driver supports both the  Emulex LPE1250-E and LPe1250-M8
kastro AbbasiIT consultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks for ur quick response

I ll wait for ur response as tomorrow is the date of implementation.
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