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I have an HP Proliant ML 350 that we installed the latest updates to ESXi 4.1 to, as well as the HP Offline Bundle for ESXi 4.1 so we could monitor the individual drives in the array. Upon completion, we no longer have anything else in the health monitoring screen other than Storage and Processor (no Fan, Power Supply, etc, when we pre-upgrade all these were listed).. Any idea how to get them back?
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Question by:jstakely
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Ive seen this happen many times when applying updates the CIM providers provided by HP, break.

have you reapplied the correct supported version of the Offline bundle?
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by:Alan OBrien
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Do you have a second server that you can setup esxi on, you could then try and move ther vm to this new box. Once setup you can also use the datastore browser to download the vm files and upload them to the new host.  Converter would be the easiest method.  Otherwise, you can enable ssh on the ESXi host, which is disabled by default, and then use scp/winscp to transfer files from one host to another. to use scp/winscp use the following.

First, you need to access the unsupported shell:

press ALT-F1 to access the console window.

Enter "unsupported" in the console and then press Enter. You will not see the text you type in.

If you typed in unsupported correctly, you will see the Tech Support Mode warning and a password prompt. Enter the password for the root login.

 
Enable SSH

vi /etc/inetd.conf

Make sure to create a folder for the new vm, put the new files in.  Then, browse the datastore from the new ESXi host, browse to the vm folder, right-click the vmx file, and register the vm with the new host.  Then, power on and you're good to go.



Find #ssh and remove the #, and save

kill -HUP `ps | grep inetd`
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by:Alan OBrien
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If you dont have another server, backup the vm's on esxi and reinstall unless this is a production server and you dont have time for this to be down for extended periods.
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if you complete a reinstallation from scratch make sure you use the HP version of ESXi from the HP site
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you go to the ESXi download section you should see the SIM agents. Install them on your vcenter server, make sure vSphere CLI is installed and run:

vihostupdate.pl --server --install --bundle hp-esxi4.1uX-bundle-1.0a.zip
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by:jstakely
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I haven't tried reapplying the bundle - I will tonight when I can get some downtime..
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