Install dell OEM esxi 5.1 question

Posted on 2014-01-21
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Last Modified: 2016-11-23
Dear all
               Would like to install dell OEM esxi 5.1 on my physical server, model is dell R410
But my server model R410 doesnt show in below compatility list of vmware esxi 5.1  recovery image, which mean my model can not install dell OEM ? i only can install the vmware esxi 5.1 ?  for the vmware HCL, it shows

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Partner Name and Features, i dont know which to choose

do you think you can check for me does R410 can install dell oem 5.1 ?

VMware ESXi 5.1 Recovery Image

PowerEdge 1950
PowerEdge 2900
PowerEdge 2950
PowerEdge 2970
PowerEdge M420
PowerEdge M520
PowerEdge M520 (for PE VRTX)
PowerEdge M610
PowerEdge M620
PowerEdge M620 (for PE VRTX)
PowerEdge M710
PowerEdge M710HD
PowerEdge M805
PowerEdge M820
PowerEdge M905
PowerEdge M915
PowerEdge R320
PowerEdge R420
PowerEdge R510
PowerEdge R520
PowerEdge R610
PowerEdge R620
PowerEdge R710
PowerEdge R715
PowerEdge R720
PowerEdge R720xd
PowerEdge R805
PowerEdge R810
PowerEdge R815
PowerEdge R820
PowerEdge R900
PowerEdge R905
PowerEdge R910
PowerEdge T320
PowerEdge T420
PowerEdge T605
PowerEdge T610
PowerEdge T620
PowerEdge T710
Question by:piaakit
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LVL 126
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Although the server may not be listed, you can try and install the software.

It means it's not been tested and certified by DELL.

I though I would try the OEM version, if it does not work, try the VMware version.
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by:Seth Simmons
ID: 39797505
not sure if you are looking to try this, but found the dell 5.5 custom image which has the R410 in the compatibility list


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ID: 39805689
Hi Andy

            I have tried to install dell OEM esxi 5.1 on R410 but it hang during the installation, if i try vmware version esxi 5.1 , the dell open manager it wont work correct ?
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LVL 126
ID: 39805830
You will have to add the additional CIM providers if there is a download available to add to the VMware version of ESXi 5.1, before adding the Open Manager VIB.

This is why it's recommended to use the OEM version which already has this component.

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ID: 39805927
understand, is there any document to show how to add additional CIM Providers ? and i need to add CIM before the VIB ? can not do the other way round ?
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Accepted Solution

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
ID: 39806023
First you need to check if the CIM providers are available separately from DELL!

Dell assumes you will always use the OEM version for their server builds.

Type in your Dell TAG number at Dell, and see what software and drivers are available.

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