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I checked the VMWAre Compatability Guide and have a bit of confusion regarding what it states.

The machine in question is an HP ProLiant DL380 G7 which it lists ESXi 4.1 Installable as compatible, with a caveat. The caveat states...

This server uses a processor series that requires a 4.0 U1 patch (Release Name - ESX400-201002001, Bulletin ID ESX400-201002401-BG / Release Name ESXi400-201002001, Bulletin ID ESXi400-201002401-BG) or newer for full support.

I located the patch...however it appears this is all geared for 4.0 not, 4.1. In addition if I go download ESXi right now would this not be bundled as part of the download?

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You should be fine with v4.1, as that falls under the "or newer" clause in the text you quoted.

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ErikA On the compatibility guide why even place the reference to the caveat though, as it is hanging off a 4.1 reference to begin with, not a 4.0...? So there is no possible way to ever end up with 4.1 and needing that patch. Bad docs? –  Aaron McIver Dec 1 '10 at 17:26
    
Yes, I would guess that it was indeed a case of bad documentation on HP's part. –  EEAA Dec 1 '10 at 17:40
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@Aaron because someone simply amended an already existing document slightly when VMWare released 4.1 instead of reading through it carefully and tidying up things like that. –  RobM Dec 1 '10 at 18:12

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