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Lenovo VMware Updates Repository
Provides links to specific Lenovo VMware updates and file downloads
[Importance notice]
1. It may occur PSOD when installing Lenovo ESXi 6.7 U3 CI image (release in 12/17/2021) on ThinkSystem SN550/SN850/ST550 systems due to onboard network driver issue, it will be fixed by next Lenovo ESXi 6.7 U3 CI release. For more information, please refer to the TIP: https://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht513386
2. The release (12/17/2021) of Lenovo ESXi 6.7 U3 CI image does not support vSAN with VMD enabled Intel NVMe devices
[Storage Issue]
If hot-add or hot remove an Intel NVMe drive on AMD system, ESXi will PSOD. This problem is caused by the intel-nvme-vmd driver packaged in the CI image and will be fixed by a future release of such driver. To avoid PSOD when hot-plug Intel NVMe drives, following workaround should be applied before hot-add/hot-remove:

The first workaround(no need reboot):

 Run the following command to disable intel-nvme-vmd module:
 # esxcli system module set --enabled=false --module=intel-nvme-vmd

The second workaround(need reboot):

 Run the following command to remove the intel-nvme-vmd from ESXi:
 # esxcli software vib remove -n intel-nvme-vmd
  Removal Result
  Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
  Reboot Required: true
  VIBs Installed:
  VIBs Removed: INT_bootbank_intel-nvme-vmd_2.6.0.1345-1OEM.700.1.0.15843807
  VIBs Skipped:
File Name Date Modified Documentation Description

Parent Directory

Best Recipe and Documentation 03/19/2021 Best recipe and documentation for October 2021 release
esxi_670_custom_vibs 12/17/2021 ESXi 6.7 VIBs Repository for Lenovo System x and ThinkSystem
esxi_700_components 03/08/2022 ESXi 7.0 Components Repository for Lenovo System x and ThinkSystem
Lenovo_Custom_ISO 03/08/2022

Custom Image User Guide

ESXi Custom Images

Lenovo Data Center OS Support Center - VMware

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