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Advisory: VMware ESXi 5.0 - The HP Custom Image Profile for Auto Deploy Includes a Mellanox Network Driver Package That Is Incorrectly Identified As Not Stateless-Ready

SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - CUSTOMER ADVISORY

Document ID: c03161928

Version: 1

Advisory: VMware ESXi 5.0 - The HP Custom Image Profile for Auto Deploy Includes a Mellanox Network Driver Package That Is Incorrectly Identified As Not Stateless-Ready
NOTICE: The information in this document, including products and software versions, is current as of the Release Date. This document is subject to change without notice.

Release Date: 2012-01-23

Last Updated: 2012-01-23


DESCRIPTION

The HP Custom Image Profile for Auto Deploy includes a Mellanox network driver (mlx4) 1.6.1.2 package that is incorrectly identified as not stateless-ready. When configuring an Auto Deploy solution using the HP Custom Image Profile, the following error message may be displayed:

Warning: Image Profile HP ESXi 5.0.0 Image Profile contains one or more software packages that are not stateless-ready. You may experience problems when using this profile with Auto Deploy.

Auto Deploy by VMware is a term used to describe a VMware environment that is capable of deploying the VMware ESXi 5.0 operating system that is loaded on the host system RAM at system start-up.

SCOPE

Any HP ProLiant server using VMware ESXi 5.0 and the VMware AutoDeploy feature.

RESOLUTION

The error message can be safely ignored because there is no impact to server or operating system functionality. The Mellanox network driver (mlx4) 1.6.1.2 driver included with the Image Profile incorrectly identifies itself as not supporting stateless deployment; however, the Mellanox driver fully supports the Auto Deploy feature.

A future release of the Mellanox driver will be certified with the stateless-ready attribute set correctly. This advisory will be updated when more information is available.



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KEYWORDS: VMware ESXi 5.0, AutoDeploy, warning message, stateless-ready


Hardware Platforms Affected: HP ProLiant BL260c G5 Server series, HP ProLiant BL280c G6 Server series, HP ProLiant BL2x220c G6 Server series, HP ProLiant BL460c G5 Server series, HP ProLiant BL460c G6 Server series, HP ProLiant BL460c G7 Server series, HP ProLiant BL460c Server series, HP ProLiant BL465c G5 Server series, HP ProLiant BL465c G6 Server series, HP ProLiant BL465c G7 Server series, HP ProLiant BL480c Server series, HP ProLiant BL490c G6 Server series, HP ProLiant BL490c G7 Server series, HP ProLiant BL495c G5 Server series, HP ProLiant BL495c G6 Server series, HP ProLiant BL620c G7 Server series, HP ProLiant BL680c G5 Server series, HP ProLiant BL680c G7 Server series, HP ProLiant BL685c G5 Server series, HP ProLiant BL685c G6 Server series, HP ProLiant BL685c G7 Server series, HP ProLiant DL160 G6 Server series, HP ProLiant DL160se G6 Server series, HP ProLiant DL165 G7 Server series, HP ProLiant DL170e G6 Server series, HP ProLiant DL170h G6 Server series, HP ProLiant DL180 G6 Server series, HP ProLiant DL320 G6 Server series, HP ProLiant DL360 G6 Server series, HP ProLiant DL360 G7 Server series, HP ProLiant DL365 G5 Server series, HP ProLiant DL370 G6 Server series, HP ProLiant DL380 G5 Server series, HP ProLiant DL380 G6 Server series, HP ProLiant DL380 G7 Server series, HP ProLiant DL385 G5 Server series, HP ProLiant DL385 G5p Server series, HP ProLiant DL385 G6 Server series, HP ProLiant DL385 G7 Server series, HP ProLiant DL585 G5 Server series, HP ProLiant DL585 G6 Server series, HP ProLiant DL585 G7 Server series, HP ProLiant DL980 G7 Server series, HP ProLiant ML150 G6 Server series, HP ProLiant ML330 G6 Server series, HP ProLiant ML350 G5 Server series, HP ProLiant ML350 G6 Server series, HP ProLiant ML370 G5 Server series, HP ProLiant ML370 G6 Server series, HP ProLiant SL160s G6 Server series, HP ProLiant SL160z G6 Server series, HP ProLiant SL165s G7 Server series, HP ProLiant SL165z G6 Server series, HP ProLiant SL165z G7 Server series, HP ProLiant SL170s G6 Server(Standard HP Product), HP ProLiant SL170z G6 Server series
Operating Systems Affected: VMware ESXi 5.0(Standard HP Product)
Software Affected: Not Applicable
Support Communication Cross Reference ID: IA03161928
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