HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 - How to update the drivers with ESXi 5.5 Installed

Posted on 2014-08-08
Last Modified: 2014-08-08

I have a HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 rack server that needs it's drivers updated.  VMware ESXi 5.5 is installed on the server.  I don't know how to update the drivers on this server.

Could someone please instruct me on how to go about this?

Question by:Lumious
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    Accepted Solution

    Are you using the correct version of OEM HP ESXi 5.5 downloaded from HP ?

    This should not require any drivers for your server ?

    If you need to apply updates, which update?

    You need to transfer the update file to the server using WinSCP, and then login via SSH, and then type

    esxcli software profile update -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/<update file>

    It's similar process to my EE Article

    HOW TO: Upgrade from VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 5.1 to VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 5.5 for FREE

    but change the update file to the driver update

    Author Comment


    Yes I'm using the correct version of OEM HP ESXi 5.5 downloaded from HP.

    I was on the phone with VMware Support and they looked at the network drivers an indicated that I should upgrade them because they were such an old version.

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    Expert Comment

    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    Okay, so which drivers did they suggest you use ?

    HPs version is June 2014, so are there newer drivers since June 2014 ?

    did they give you a link?

    Do you have issues with your network interfaces ?

    The procedure is still the same outlined above.

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