Quick note about Intel-v4 and HPE server’s compatibility with ESXi –
I was surprised when I looked at the VMware HCL (VMware Compatibility Guide) for HPE servers with v4 processor, the version of ESXi 6 U1 was missing…
I contact HPE support and they told me that it is not supported, HPE skipped this version (6 U1) to version 6 U2.
This is also documented in the HPE SupportMatrix – look at the footprint notes –
- 10Includes support for the Intel® Xeon® E5-2600-v4 Series (6.0 U2)
- 15Includes support for the Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8800/4800 v4 (6.0 U2)
- 16Includes support for the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 v4 (6.0 U2)
Lesson learned – always check compatibility before the purchase, assume nothing.