The HP image starts with the VMware image and adds the following items to it:
- Drivers required for HP servers (fully certified and supported by VMware)
- Management components (providers…)
- Utilities (ACUCLI, Conrep…)
For a specific list look at vibsdepot.hp.com and click on the custom image contents link. That will list out everything that HP has included in specific custom images.
There are certain servers (all Gen8 servers) that require custom images for 5.0 and some for 5.1. The HP HCL documents those cases.
courtesy : colleague