Upgrade from ESXi 5.5 to 6.5 shows.. You are running Dell Customized Version

Interesting issue,,,,

I have a Dell r420 that i have been using since ESXi v5.1.  
At that time, I recall Dell had the ESXi software that was to be installed on the server.
I used their version.  Never noticed any Dell relate VMware messages.

Over the past years, I have used VMware ISOs to move to the ESXi 5.5 versions.

Today, I upgraded the r420 from 5.5 to 6.5 U1 using the option "Upgrade ESXi preserve VMFS datastore"

When I login to ESXi 6.5, I see the below information message on the 6.5 Web Client...
"You are running Dell Customized VMware ESXi 5.1.0 (VMKernel Release Build 799733)"

I am not sure if I need to remove something or reinstall and select the option to "Install ESXi preserve VMFS datastore" to
get rid of the Dell Customized VMware ESXi 5.1.0 version?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Can you screenshot this ?

Can you see the ESXi 6.5 build version ?
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sjniiiAuthor Commented:
It is build 5969303esxi65.pdf
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
it's cosmetic because you've upgraded.

the version under esxi-knight is important.
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sjniiiAuthor Commented:
any way to get rid of the message
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
should be a x or close at the end of the bar on right... dismiss, acknowledge

same as the license warning
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sjniiiAuthor Commented:
Ok,

6.5 is installed but just curious on where the info is being extracted from...
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
ESXi configuration information.
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compdigit44Commented:
What do you get when you running the following command on the host:    vmware -v
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sjniiiAuthor Commented:
i have to boot the server and check what the command shws
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sjniiiAuthor Commented:
Comes back with ....

VMware ESXi 6.5.0 build-5969303
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
So your running VMware ESXi 6.5.0 build-5969303!

Upgrade completed!

This information is contained in the configuration information on the host.

Does it bother you that much, that you Would you like to remove it?
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compdigit44Commented:
you could always try to run grep from the root down looking for any all files that have the syntax 799733 in them as an example.
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sjniiiAuthor Commented:
After acknowledging  the message in the 6.5 Web Client, the message no longer appears.
I rebooted the server to make sure and it no longer appears.

I don't think it will affect any operations.  I sent Dell the info and they wanted me to set some info back to them.
I was just curious why the message only showed up now, and not when I upgraded to 6.0
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
After acknowledging  the message in the 6.5 Web Client, the message no longer appears.
I rebooted the server to make sure and it no longer appears.

correct.

It's cosmetic.
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sjniiiAuthor Commented:
interesting follow up ...

Dell has a customized ISO for 6.5 with dell server drivers and rolled in u1 and the patches to produce an  
ISO  named

 VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.5.0.update01-7388607.x86_64-DellEMC_Customized-A07
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Correct they do released  27 Dec 2017
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sjniiiAuthor Commented:
answers provided
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