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Storage view not visible in VMware ESXi 5.0 on Hardware Status tab

I am running VMware ESXi 5.0 on an HP Proliant DL360 G5 server and I am unable to see the status of internal disk drives in this host.

I have installed the current version (1.2 release 6/4/12) of the HP Offline Bundle for VMware ESXi 5.0.  After install, I rebooted the host and there was nothing new added to the Hardware status tab for this ESXi host.

I would like to know if anyone else has had this same problem and how it can be corrected.  Right now, I am able to see the status of two ESXi 5.0 hosts running on Dell PowerEdge 1950 servers but I cannot see it on my four different HP Proliant DL360 G5 servers.

Thank you.
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eagle-bob
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Did you install the VMware version of ESXi 5.0, and then add the OEM Offline Bundle, rather than installing the HP OEM version of ESXi 5.0?

The symptoms you have reported can occur, if you complete a VMware installation, followed by OEM bundle update.
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eagle-bobAuthor Commented:
I did install the VMware version of ESXi 5.0.  Is there no other way to do this if you do not have the OEM version of ESXi?

The servers are 4 years old and did not come with VMware.

Thanks.
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Jamie McKillopCommented:
Hello,

You can download the HP customized ESXi 5 image here - https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=HPVM09

I recommend you rebuild your ESXi hosts using this image.

JJ
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eagle-bobAuthor Commented:
You don't have to purchase it through HP then?  Download from there and use my license keys from VMware?

I appreciate your advice.
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Jamie McKillopCommented:
That is correct. They are just providing an image with the HP tool embedded. After you install, you just need to enter the license keys you have already purchased.

JJ
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
HP ESXi 5.0 is a FREE download from HP.

It's always better to use the HP version.

But please note, you cannot perform any RAID manamgement function still with the HP version. Only view Hardware Health Status of items.
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