HPE has removed all ESXi 7.0 U3 content from vibsdepot in alignment with the VMware announcement that ESXi 7.0 Update 3, ESXi 7.0 Update 3a, and ESXi 7.0 Update 3b were removed from all online and offline download portals on November 18th 2021.Please see KB 86398 for further details. HPE has published new ESXi 7.0 U3 content on vibsdepot based on the VMware announcement of a new ESXi 7.0 U3 release, as well as a new ESXi 7.0 U3 HPE Custom Image and AddOn and new and updated documentation. See the HPE Custom Image download page to download the latest ESXi 7.0 U3 HPE Custom Image and AddOn. See the links on vibsdepot under Current Mapping and Recipe Documents and the Documentation section for the new and updated documentation.

Software Delivery Repository - vibsdepot

(aka HPE VMware Software Depot)

compatible HPE bundles for VMware® Image Builder, Update Manager and ESXCLI

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Welcome to HPE vibsdepot! This is a one-stop repository that provides access to HPE developed bundles along with device drivers that are part of the HPE Customized VMware images. These bundles and associated vibs can be used with VMware applications and tools like VMware Update Manager (VUM), ESXCLI and Image Builder. To learn more about these tools, refer to the VMware documentation

The "Getting Started" link on the top panel describes how to effectively use vibsdepot. The "Downloads" link on the top panel will allow you to directory browse and download from groupings that correspond to HPE Customized VMware image releases.

Current Mapping and Recipe Documents

All HPE VMware SPP Component Release Notes

Current SPP HPE Custom Image vibsdepot SPP Mapping for Gen9 and later

Current SPP HPE Custom Image vibsdepot SPP Mapping for Pre-Gen9

Current HPE Servers and option firmware and driver support recipe document

HPE Unsupported VMware Inbox Drivers

HPE Recommended vLCM Desired Image Definitions for ProLiant

HPE Recommended vLCM Desired Image Definitions for Synergy

Getting Started with HPE Customized images

VMware ESXi is a "bare metal" full-function hypervisor solution from VMware. It is highly secure, has a small footprint, and is set to be the long-term hypervisor platform for future VMware releases. We are committed to continue making HPE servers and the supported infrastructure the best platform for hosting VMware ESXi. As part of this commitment, we provide HPE Customized VMware images that integrate the VMware ESXi base image with support for advanced HPE server features for a seamless deployment experience. HPE Customized VMware images simplify configuring and deploying the ESXi hypervisor.

Certain HPE servers require using a custom image to run the ESXi hypervisor. Using the custom images on other HPE servers is optional but highly recommended. To determine if your server requires the HPE Custom Image, refer to the HPE server support matrix.

To get started with the HPE Customized VMware image, see the HPE VMware ESXi Getting Started Guide (PDF 298KB) and the HPE custom ESXi images for HPE Servers Technical White Paper (PDF 170KB).

For information on the contents of the HPE Customized VMware images use the HPE customized image contents

To download the HPE Customized VMware images, use the HPE customized VMware image downloads

Updated patches and security builds from VMware can be installed. Installed updates will be reflected with higher build numbers than the baseline builds included in the HPE Customized VMware images. Patches are supported if they do not cross a VMware ESXi "update" boundary (i.e. 7.0 Update 2 does not become 7.0 Update 3) and do not install drivers that conflict with the HPE software release. Driver information can be found in the HPE customized image contents.



Support Information

Important information: The HPE Gen8 and newer servers require the use of the HPE Customized image for a successful installation. The drivers for the new network and storage controllers in the Gen8 and newer servers are integrated in the HPE Customized image and are not part of the generic ESXi image that is distributed by VMware. ESXi requires drivers for these key controllers to be integrated in the base image. You will not be prompted to install key drivers during the installation process for ESXi.

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vibsdepot/hpelogo.png New domain name: With the launch of the new company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, please refer to this host as vibsdepot.hpe.com. If you access this system using VMware Update Manager, VMware Image Builder or VMware vSphereCLI, please update your repository configuration files accordingly.

New gpg key: Please downloaded the latest HPE public key in order to verify packages in these software repositories.