VMware ESXi 5.1
Network Server
VMware, Inc.
06 Jan 2016

YES CERTIFIED with the following products:

Virtual Machines (Guests OS):
4   SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 12 for AMD64 & Intel64
  SP:  Service Pack 1 for SLES 12     Arch:  64     Mode:  Fully Virtualized

Product Description
VMware ESXi is a complete, scalable and robust virtualization platform. Designed to reduce capital and operation costs. Maximize IT efficiency while giving you agility through automation and the freedom to choose applications, SUSE® Linux Enterprise OS and hardware.

Tested Configuration:
Computer Type:Virtual Machine
Mother Board Revision:Intel 440 BX Desktop Reference Platform / Motherboard Rev B0
BIOS/uEFI:BIOS: 6.00 (10/22/2013)
CPU:8 Intel  Xeon® Processor E7-2850 2.0 GHz
RAM:Host Platform: 2048 GB, Multi-VM Guests : 500 GB, Single Max VM Guest Tested Memory: 1011 GB
Ports and Bus Types:PCI Express X8
32-Bit PCI
3 32-Bit PCI
Parallel Port
Video Adapter:VMware®  VMware SVGA II
Host Bus Adapter:VMware®  Paravirtual SCSI (PVSCSI) adapter , SCSI
VMware®  Virtual IDE Device for SUSE Linux , IDE
Hard Disk Drive:VMware®  Virtual Hard Disk , SCSI
CD/DVD:VMware®  Virtual IDE CDR10 , IDE
Test Kit:System Certification Kit 7.5.0-20.4

Config Notes
  1. The VMware Memory Ballooning driver included in SLES 12 SP1 is auto loaded to improve the virtual machine memory performance.
  2. Virtual machine guest: System certification testing was performed with a virtual machine configured with up to 1011 GB of memory on a SLES 12 SP1 x86-64 guest.
  3. Virtual machine guest: System certification testing was performed with a SLES 12 SP1 64-bit virtual machine configured with up to 64 CPUs.
  4. Requires ESXi 5.1 U3 or higher update level.
  5. VMware guest OS installation information can be found at: http://partnerweb.vmware.com/GOSIG/SLE_12.html
  6. VMware recommends to install deployPkg with open-vm-tools if creating a Template http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2075048
  7. VMware recommends using the Open VM Tools redistributed by the operating system vendors. For additional information, see knowledge base article 2073803 at http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2073803.

Adapters and Drivers
VMware®  VMXNET3 Ethernet Adapter
Driver Type: LAN DriverDriver Name: vmxnet3.ko
Driver Date: 11-Nov-2015Driver Size: 85455
Checksum: 65a0b65da742d481454bcaa6f491eae1
Driver Version:

VMware®  Paravirtual SCSI (PVSCSI) adapter
Driver Type: HBA DriverDriver Name: vmw_pvscsi.ko
Driver Date: 11-Nov-2015Driver Size: 42959
Checksum: a964f82902ce219d42f9e57271e451e0
Driver Version:

VMware®  Virtual IDE Device for SUSE Linux
Driver Type: HBA DriverDriver Name: ata_piix.ko
Driver Date: 11-Nov-2015Driver Size: 54383
Checksum: 91038decff1f4b6e0f29ad6a9419f32d
Driver Version: 2.13

Driver Type: HBA DriverDriver Name: ata_generic.ko
Driver Date: 11-Nov-2015Driver Size: 13959
Checksum: cfdb53f6d40013098d81d6d310defdef
Driver Version: 0.2.15

VMware®  VMware SVGA II
Driver Type: Video DriverDriver Name: vmware_drv.so
Driver Date: 22-Sep-2014Driver Size: 157656
Checksum: 05729d3e4493ab9197f65870a07191e2
Driver Version: 13.0.2

Driver Type: Video DriverDriver Name: vmwgfx.ko
Driver Date: 11-Nov-2015Driver Size: 243895
Checksum: a6a02550a8380dda7f3b667b19113fa6

Driver Type: Video DriverDriver Name: drm.ko
Driver Date: 11-Nov-2015Driver Size: 524567
Checksum: ea67ead62c08bc1d779ca8f94688f21b

The term YES CERTIFIED applies only to the exact configuration documented in this bulletin. For more information on hardware exchange policies, please access the following document and view the Hardware Component Exchange Guide.


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