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HP’s ESXi 5.0 Server Deployment, Management, and Update Support (2004171)

Purpose

HP’s provides tools to deploy and manage HP ProLiant servers running ESXi 5.0. This article provides information about the available utilities and tools.
 
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Resolution

Plan for Supporting the vSphere 5.0 ESXi Architecture

HP provides tools to deploy and manage HP ProLiant servers running ESXi 5.0. To simplify the deployment process, HP provides a custom ESXi 5.0 ISO that contains all of HP’s management components along with any required drivers to fully support the HP ProLiant product family. The deployment can be further simplified by using HP Insight Control for VMware vCenter Server to easily deploy multiple servers at once. After the server is deployed HP provides tools to monitor, manage, and update the server. HP also provides an Online Depot that supports customers who build their own ESXi images, deploy using the new AutoDeploy feature of ESXi 5.0 or for updates using VMware Update Manager.

Platform Management Products, Applications, and Utilities

This table lists HP’s platform management host and client based tools for managing HP servers running VMware ESXi 5.0:
 
Tool Description Version ESXi Compatible Versions
HP CIM Providers WBEM Providers for ProLiant Monitoring, Management and FW updating ESXi 4.0, 4.1, and 5.0*
HP NMI Driver
Driver to enable proper reporting of NMI events ESXi 4.0, 4.1, and 5.0*
HP Utility Offline Bundle
Delivers the HP Boot Configuration utility and HP iLO Configuration utility for online configuration ESXi 5.0
HP Insight Control for VMware vCenter VMware vCenter plug-in that provides a high level of monitoring and management of HP ProLiant servers inside VMware vCenter
6.3 ESXi 4.0, ESXi 4.1, ESXi 5.0*
HP Custom ESXi Image
ESXi custom image with HP management tools and required drivers integrated with VMware’s standard ESXi ISO. ESXi 5.0
HP ESXi 5.0 ImageProfile
ESXi 5.0 ImageProfile defining the components that HP includes in our custom image. It can be used by customers to create their own image or as a starting point for AutoDeploy support. ESXi 5.0

Note: For items marked with an asterisk (*), HP provides versions of these components that are tested and compatible with the version of ESXi listed. A single version of these components does not support all of the listed versions of ESXi.

For more information, see http://www.hp.com/go/vmware.

Support information

For support contact information, see http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/wwcontact.html.

Compatible HP bundles for VMware Image Builder, Update Manager and ESXCLI, see the HP Software Delivery Repository

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