Install ESXi 5.x on HP EliteBook 8560w Workstation


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11 Responses

  1. Ben says:

    I have been trying to get this working with the docking station so that I can have two wired network cards. It is seeming impossible…I believe the docking station doesn’t actually provide a separate network card, just a port replicator.

    • doOdzZZ says:


      Good thinking, but with docking stations it’s merely acts as a patch panel and doesn’t have an actual NIC built into it. On the other hand I’ve been rethinking my lab and I will most probably get an HP Micro Server soon.


  2. Vishal says:

    Thank you so much for your information. I managed to install ESXi5.5.0 on my HP Elitebook 8460p.


  3. Andres Sarmiento says:

    great post, thank you!!!

  4. Soroush says:

    Thanks for your post! Works like a charm :)

  5. Jeff says:

    Abdullah^2: Thanks for the info. It was very useful as I had the same NIC issues when installing ESXi 5.5U2 on a couple of 8460p and 8470p laptops.
    I would like to use the SD Card slot for the ESXi host software but I’m not able to locate an ESX driver for the SD reader. By chance have you ever come across such a driver? If so, please email me.

    Again, thanks for the info.

    • doOdzZZ says:

      Hello Jeff,

      Glad I could be of help, I haven’t tried looking for the SD card drivers, the NIC driver was hard enough to locate however I was trying to locate drivers for the graphic card but no luck till now as well.

      If I happen to find anything I will for sure update the blog post :-).

  6. Ilyas says:

    Hello Abdullah and thank you so much for your post , it was very useful for me .


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