Update host without Update Manager by using esxcli

This blog post describes how to update respectively install VIBs on hosts without using VMware Update Manager (VUM). Instead of VUM we will use esxcli. esxcli software is a really powerful framework which you can use to keep your hosts up-to-date, install and remove bundles. The commands below are using real repositories and vSphere Installation Bundles (VIBs). These examples should work fine for ESXi 5.x. […]

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[HP] bugs you should know about

[HP] bugs you should know about

This is a list of bugs in HPE hardware and software. These are issues that could harm the availability of your environment. The list is updated irregularly. See this post for VMware bugs you should know about. [October 2017] PROBLEM In a certain constellation of NIC driver (bnx2x) and firmware version, an update of driver version (2.713.30) in ESXi hosts can physically kill a NIC. […]

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VMworld2014|14.10.|[VAPP2635-SPO] Best practices for managing your VMware environment with HP integrations

I thought the session would be focused on HP tools and practices to integrate HP servers and storage into vSphere environments for managing, monitoring and installation. But this session was mainly focused on OneView integration into vCenter. HP OneView for VMware vCenter Plug-in to Web Client is available for OneView integration Networking graphical display of network cabling – which is very nice! you can see […]

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configure esxi shutdown in case of power loss (HP UPS)

configure esxi shutdown in case of power loss (HP UPS)

These steps are necessary to implement a graceful shutdown of an vSphere environment. For this scenario you need supportet HP UPSs for HP Power Protector.

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configure Smart Array Controller by use of esxcli

The following commands show how to configure an HP Smart Array Controller by use of command line utility esxcli. Some time ago, ACU is replaced by Smart Storage Administrator (SSA). So if the command hpacucli doesn´t work for you any more, replace it by hpssacli. To be able to do this, HP offline bundle must be installed on the host.

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