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NetApp HCI H700E/H410S compatibility with ESXi 7.0 U3

NikRamak
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Our environment includes solidfire H410S and H700E nodes.
We're upgrading to ESXi 7.0 U3 (from 6.7 U3).
I wanted to know about HCI and VMware compatibility to run the latest version of the 7.0 U3 hypervisor and the minimal HCI software and firmware versions.


What NDE, Element Software, and computing (BMC, BIOS, NIC) firmware is needed for ESXi7.0 U3?

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elementx
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Generally

1) IMT today shows SF 12.0 and higher supports ESXi 7.0U3c

https://imt.netapp.com/matrix/imt.jsp?components=104343;&solution=1377&isHWU&src=IMT

2) You still need to read release notes and KBs; here VCP (Element vSphere Plug-in) points to a KB related to a common problem when upgrading, for example.

https://docs.netapp.com/us-en/element-software/upgrade/task_sf_upgrade_all_vsphere.html

3) VCP release notes for v4.9

https://docs.netapp.com/us-en/vcp/rn_relatedrn_vcp.html#netapp-element-plug-in-for-vcenter-server

4) HCC release notes - I'd just use latest & greatest to get new security updates together with any other ESXi-related stuff.

https://docs.netapp.com/us-en/vcp/rn_relatedrn_vcp.html#netapp-element-plug-in-for-vcenter-server

In a recent HCC update where node H410S update would get stuck in some cases due to one step (BIOS update) timing out, so check KB and online updates of HCC before you start.

I think you can ask Support to shadow you over Zoom while updating.

 

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elementx
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Generally

1) IMT today shows SF 12.0 and higher supports ESXi 7.0U3c

https://imt.netapp.com/matrix/imt.jsp?components=104343;&solution=1377&isHWU&src=IMT

2) You still need to read release notes and KBs; here VCP (Element vSphere Plug-in) points to a KB related to a common problem when upgrading, for example.

https://docs.netapp.com/us-en/element-software/upgrade/task_sf_upgrade_all_vsphere.html

3) VCP release notes for v4.9

https://docs.netapp.com/us-en/vcp/rn_relatedrn_vcp.html#netapp-element-plug-in-for-vcenter-server

4) HCC release notes - I'd just use latest & greatest to get new security updates together with any other ESXi-related stuff.

https://docs.netapp.com/us-en/vcp/rn_relatedrn_vcp.html#netapp-element-plug-in-for-vcenter-server

In a recent HCC update where node H410S update would get stuck in some cases due to one step (BIOS update) timing out, so check KB and online updates of HCC before you start.

I think you can ask Support to shadow you over Zoom while updating.

 

NikRamak
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Thanks for your feedback @Element , its very helpful.

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