Installing ESXi 5.0 HP Offline Bundle

On 25/01/2012, in VMware, by admin

Download and install ‘vSphere CLI 5.0’ from here –  Automation Tools

Download and install ‘HP ESXi Offline Bundle for VMware ESXi 5.0’ from here – link

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Using vSphere Client upload the Offline Bundle to a datastore on the ESXi host.

C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI\bin>

# Place host into Maintenance mode.
“ –server -operation enter”

# Confirm host is in Maintence mode. –server -operation info

Enter username: root
Enter password:
Host Name            :
Manufacturer         : HP
Model                : ProLiant ML350 G6
Processor Type       : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           E5606  @ 2.13GHz
CPU Cores            : 4 CPUs x 2132 GHz
Memory Capacity      : 24565.671875 MB
VMotion Enabled      : no
In Maintenance Mode  : yes
Last Boot Time       : 2011-06-29 T12:26:59

#Install HP ESXi Offline Bundle, in this example versiopn 1.1-37
esxcli –server software vib install -d [datastore1]
Enter username: root
Enter password:
Installation Result
Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
Reboot Required: true
VIBs Installed: Hewlett-Packard_bootbank_char-hpcru_5.0.0.8-1OEM.500.0.0.434156,
VIBs Removed:
VIBs Skipped:

#Reboot the host -–server –operation reboot
Enter username: root
Enter password:
Host rebooted successfully.

#When the host comes back up after reboot check modules installed
esxcli –server software vib list

#Exit maintenance mode to complete the procedure –-server –operation exit

Notes : copy/paste into the cli sometimes has problems.

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Your host should now have the HP CIM Providers installed and useable.


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