Wednesday, September 15, 2010
HP BLADE VSPHERE TIPS:
I have been heavily engaged in working with both HP and VMware support over the last few weeks on a problem and wanted to share if case this helps anyone else. Using C7000 chassis and BL460 G6 blades and virtual connect all at the current release versions. A working vsphere 4 update 1 blade removed from chassis and put back would fail to load with a "no compatible network driver found" error. Running the Firmware update CD 9.10b even if everything was current to fix the issue and vsphere would then load properly.
We narrowed this down to the 1.48 network driver fixed the issue for vSphere 4 update 1. The 1.54 driver works with vSphere 4.1.
Be aware when using vSphere 4.1 there are two items you need to be aware of: