The default download of vSphere hasn’t got vendor specific management drivers included and without these drivers you won’t be able to check the health of your Array-Controller or discs. What if a problem occurs?
Well you can install the HP management drivers by installing the offline bundle.
In my case i’m using a HP DL380G7 server.
- Download the following file: HP ESXi Offline Bundle for VMware ESXi 5.0
- Upload the zipfile to your vSphere datastore01 (don’t extract)
- Connect to your vSphere server with SSH and typ the following command:
- Copy / Paste the path to notepad
- edit the following commandline with your <ip>, <username> , <pwd>, <datastore path>
esxcli -s <ip> -u <username> -p <pwd> software vib install -d <datastore>/hp-esxi5.0uX-bundle-1.1-37.zip
- Start the VMware vSphere CLI and execute the above created commandline
- After a little while the output will give you something like this:
- Reboot your vSphere server
- After the reboot log on to your server and go to the Configuration tab
- Check your server health
Your Storage should appear and look something like the above.
On my ESXi 5 ssh to host only folowing worked
-s -u -p options did not work
esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/4e1df885-a6c6cf5b-50d4-441ea1545f1c/HPOB/hp-esxi5.0uX-bundle-1.1.2-4.zip
anyway thank you for your post
Peter, did you provide the correct ip , username, password?
For example: esxcli -s 192.168.0.1 -u root -p mypass ……………
Same here on free esxi you cannot use the parameters, after reboot I have no health status at all though trying to figure out what is going wrong. (Running ESXi 5 U1)
nevermind took a while to populate status thx for the article !