VMware Version: Free VMware ESX Server 3i 3.5.0 build-207095
HP Installer ISO Version: ESXi_HD_Image_Installer_53
HP SIM Version: 5.3 with SP1 - Windows, Build version: C.05.03.01.00
I would like to be able to receive critical alerts for failed hardware on HP DL servers using the free version of VMware ESXi 3.5 from HP that includes the HP agents. Apparently, the free version of ESXi 3.5 will not allow the installation of SNMP or other software. As you can see from the screenshot, HP SIM recognizes the VMware host however, when I performed a test to generate an alert (pulled a hard disk out of the RAID 1 array), nothing was generated nor were there any indications in HP SIM that something was wrong.
I have been fishing on google and HP forums for a solution but have not been able to find anything useful. Note that I understand that there are other utilities such as CACTI and VEEAM.