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Devices deprecated and unsupported in ESXi 6.5 (2145810)

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Purpose

This article provides information about deprecated devices in ESXi 6.5 and implications for support.

Resolution

Support for some devices are deprecated in ESXi 6.5. During an upgrade, these device drivers may still be installed on the ESXi 6.5 host, and may continue to function, but the device is no longer officially supported on ESXi 6.5

If you are upgrading ESXi using the ISO or VMware Update Manager, you may see a warning indicating that you are attempting to upgrade a server with a deprecated device. If you are upgrading using esxcli, you do not see a warning. If you proceed with the upgrade, in all cases, the deprecated drivers are carried over as part of the ESXi 6.5 upgrade, but the device is not supported in ESXi 6.5.

Note: While creating an image that includes driver VIBs supporting deprecated device IDs, you do not see any warnings during the installation or auto deployment. However, during a fresh installation, you see a warning about the deprecated device. You can ignore the warning and complete the installation.

This table lists the devices that are deprecated and no longer supported in ESXi 6.5:
 
Partner Driver Name Device IDs Device Name
Emulex lpfc 10DF:F0E5:0000:0000 Emulex LPe1105-M4 4 Dual-Channel 4Gb/s Fibre Channel HBA
10DF:F0E5:0000:0000 Emulex LPe1150 Single-Channel 4Gb/s Fibre Channel HBA
10DF:F0E5:0000:0000 Emulex LPe1150 4Gb/s Fibre Channel Adapter
10DF:F0E5:10DF:F0E5 Emulex LPe1150 Single-Channel 4Gb/s Fibre Channel HBA
10DF:F0E5:10DF:F0E5 LPe1150-E Emulex LPe1150 Single-Channel 4Gb/s Fibre Channel HBA for Dell and EMC
10DF:FE00:0000:0000 LPe11002 4Gb Fibre Channel Host Adapter
10DF:FE00:0000:0000 NE3008-102
10DF:FE00:0000:0000 NE2000-001
10DF:FE00:0000:0000 Emulex LPe11000 4Gb PCIe Fibre Channel Adapter
10DF:FE00:10DF:FE00 Emulex LPe11002 Dual-Channel 4Gb/s Fibre Channel HBA
10DF:FE00:10DF:FE00 N8403-018
10DF:FE00:10DF:FE00 EMC LPe11000-E
10DF:FE00:10DF:FE00 EMC LPe11002-E
10DF:FE00:10DF:FE00 Emulex LPe11000 Single-Channel 4Gb/s Fibre Channel HBA
10DF:FE00:10DF:FE22 Emulex L1105-M Emulex LPe1105-M4 Dual-Channel 4Gb/s Fibre Channel mezzanine card for Dell PowerEdge
10DF:FE00:103c:1708 403621-B21 Emulex LPe1105-HP Dual-Channel 4Gb/s Fibre Channel mezzanine card for HP BladeSystem c-Cl
10DF:FE00:10DF:FE00 A8002A - FC2142SR Emulex LPe1150-F4 Single Channel 4Gb/s Fibre Channel HBA for HP
19A2:0704:0000:0000 Emulex OneConnect OCe10100 FCoE Initiator
19A2:0704:1137:006E M72KR-E Emulex OneConnect OCe10102 10GbE FCoE Mezzanine CNA for Cisco UCS-B Servers
19A2:0704:10DF:E630 OCe10102-FM-E Emulex OneConnect 10GbE FCoE, iSCSI, NIC CNA for EMC VNX (including VNXe) Symmetrix an
19A2:0704:10DF:E630 OCe10102-FX-E Emulex OneConnect 10GbE FCoE, iSCSI, NIC CNA for EMC VNX (including VNXe) Symmetrix an
elxnet 19A2:0211:0000:0000 Emulex OneConnect OCe10100 NIC
19A2:0700:0000:0000 Emulex OneConnect OCe10100 NIC
19A2:0700:103C:1746 HP NC550m Dual Port Flex-10 10Gbe BL-c Adapter
19A2:0700:103C:1747 HP NC550SFP Dual Port 10GbE Server Adapter
19A2:0700:103C:1748 Emulex OneConnect OCm10102-I-HP, NIC
19A2:0700:103C:1749 Emulex OneConnect OCe10102-I-HP, NIC
19A2:0700:103C:174A HP NC551m Dual Port FlexFabric 10Gb Network Adapter
19A2:0700:103C:174B HP CN1000E Converged Network Adapter
19A2:0700:103C:3314 HP NC551i Dual Port FlexFabric 10Gb Converged Network Adapter
Qlogic qla4xxx 1077:4022:0000:0000 QLA4022
1077:4022:1077:0122 QLA4050
1077:4022:1077:0124 QLogic QLA4050C
1077:4022:1077:0124 QLA4050C-E-SP
1077:4022:1077:0124 QLA4050C-HDS-SP
1077:4022:1077:0124 IBM iSCSI Server TX adapter (30R5201) (QLA4050C)
1077:4022:1077:0124 QLA4050C
1077:4022:1077:0128 QLogic QLA4052C
1077:4022:1077:0128 QLA4052C-E-SP
1077:4022:1077:0128 QLA4052C-HDS-SP
1077:4022:1077:0128 QLA4052C
1077:4022:1077:012E QLogic iSCSI Expansion Card for BladeCenter (32R1923) (QMC4052R)
1077:4032:1077:014F QLogic QLE4060C
1077:4032:1077:014F QLE4060C
1077:4032:1077:014F QLE4060C-E-SP
1077:4032:1077:014F QLogic iSCSI Single-Port PCIe HBA for IBM System x (39Y6146) (QLE4060C)
1077:4032:1077:0158 QLE4062C
1077:4032:1077:0158 QLE4062C-E-SP
1077:4032:1077:0158 QLogic iSCSI Dual Port PCIe HBA for IBM System x (42C1770) (QLE4062C)
1077:4032:1077:0158 QLogic QLE4062C

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