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# 111317 30-Oct-2012 10:09
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In the past we have always used the generic VMware ESXi disk which has worked fine, but I see HP do their own version of the disk with a few bits installed. Has anyone used this at all? Is there any real advantage?


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  # 709002 30-Oct-2012 10:29
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I think they have slightly more relevant driver support but beyond that not much different at all.

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  # 709004 30-Oct-2012 10:32
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It will include updated drivers for HP hardware like the RAID controller etc, saves you worrying about it when doing a standard ESXi install.


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  # 709008 30-Oct-2012 10:35
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I have found the usually ESXi installer has most drivers these days....

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  # 709019 30-Oct-2012 10:44
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Helps with recognising some hardware so you don't get the "Unknown" statuses.

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  # 709261 30-Oct-2012 16:40
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Thanks guys, just been talking to someone who pointed out HP may be less willing to help in a support case if we are not using their version. Might just download the HP version and migrate the host I think.

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