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  • 1.  Upgrade from non-HP ESXi to HP ESXi. Possible?

    Posted May 20, 2011 01:11 PM

    Hello guys,

    I have a host (HP Proliant ML 350 G5) with plenty of guest VM's. The host was installed with a standard version of ESXi 4.0 (the ISO without the HP Insight management tools). I want to upgrade this host to the version of ESXi 4.1 WITH the HP Insight management tools.

    What are my options?

    Can I just upgrade to the version with the HP tools using the installable ISO?

    Or is there perhaps a plugin for the HP Insight manager tools that I can just dump on top of the current install?

    Anyone done this before, or do I have to backup all the VM's and start from scratch?

    Thank you in advance for your suggestions/answers.

    ---Jaco



  • 2.  RE: Upgrade from non-HP ESXi to HP ESXi. Possible?
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  • 3.  RE: Upgrade from non-HP ESXi to HP ESXi. Possible?

    Posted May 20, 2011 09:16 PM

    Hello,

    Thanks for the helpful links, I have been searching HP's site for those. :smileyhappy:

    Just to clarify, I basically just want to be able to get the event from the SmartArray that I have a failed disk in the array. If the HP ISO is able to give me that info, and allows me to trigger an event based on it, then I will be happy. :smileyhappy:

    But, thats a bit off-topic alltogether.

    Still want to know if its possible to "upgrade" the current without-hp-stuff install to a with-hp-stuff install without having to completely re-install ESXi (and without me actually attempting this and completely breaking it). :smileysilly:

    Thank you.

    ---Jaco



  • 4.  RE: Upgrade from non-HP ESXi to HP ESXi. Possible?

    Posted May 22, 2011 10:58 AM

    Just some feedback.

    I managed to install the HP CIM's using the offline bundle. Thank you very much for that.

    I now have information available about the storage array as well as the individual disks in the array.

    Now I must just figure out how to generate notifications if something goes bad.

    Thanks again.

    ---Jaco