Monday, January 28, 2013

HP Gen 8 and NMI Driver & HP custom image Confusion!!!

If you have come across a PSOD on your HP servers then you might have been advised to install the hp nmi driver, however now it is not applicable for HP Gen 8 Servers as per HP website but does this mean the hp ESXi 5.x custom image with the nmi driver isn't supported?
Well the ESXi 5.x image with the hp nmi image is supported and during the installation of the hp custom ESXi 5.x the nmi driver will not get installed once the nmi driver detects that it is a Gen 8 server.
For Gen8 servers, system ROM logs the NMI information. On ESXi 5.0 and later, the OS will crash without the HP NMI sourcing driver.
So go on and use the same hp esxi image on all the servers.