Esxi 5.1 Update to Support VGA Passthrough on HP ML110 G7.

On the HP ML110 G7  You have to edit the bios for it to work with Esxi5 or you will get a Pink screen of death, the changes needed are.

“Power Management Options” >> “Advanced Power Management Options” >> “Minimum Processor Idle Power State” >> “C6 State”

And

“Power Management Options” >> “Hp Power Regulator” >> “OS Control Mode”

To update Esxi 5.1 to support VGA Passthrough a patch is needed.

ESXi510-201212001

http://www.vmware.com/patchmgr/findPatch.portal?product=ESXi+%28Embedded+and+Installable%29&version=121

To apply the update, log into your Esxi Host, Press “F2″, go to “Troubleshoot” and enable “Shell” then press “Ctrl + Alt +F1″ , login with root and password and insert this command.

esxcli software vib update --depot=/vmfs/volumes/datastore1/ESXi510-201212001.zip

To upload the patch to Esxi you can use the vSphere client to upload files to your Datastore, You just need to go to “Configuration” >> “Storage” and right click your Datastore and select “Browse Datastore”

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