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VMware CIM collection unavailable & not able to import esx5i in vcenter

Posted on 2013-01-17
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At the esxi 5 server there is no cim collection available.
also we we try attach this esxi to a vcenter we get a error.
the vcenter is on de esxi5 and also on a second esxi, both give same error.
we tried to restart the agent, no succes.
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ID: 38788612
did you install the HP version of ESXi 5.x? available from the HP Website available as a download, which has the OEM CIM providers available, which comminicates with the hardware?
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by:bnater
ID: 38788721
The hardware is HP, however i didn't install it myself.
is it possible to add the software ?
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ID: 38788734
The hardware is a Proliant BL460c G1
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ID: 38788951
Yes, you can add the CIM providers, but to be hionest with you, it's easier to re-install HP ESXi!

software is here

RECOMMENDED * HP ESXi Offline Bundle for VMware ESXi 5.x


 RECOMMENDED * HP ESXi Utilities Offline Bundle for VMware ESXi 5.x
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by:bnater
ID: 38792000
ok, any hint om how to reinstall this over a production ESXi that only has a downtime window off 2 hours and is 5000miles away.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 38792015
Power off any virtual machines that are running on the host and place the host into maintenance mode.
    Transfer the offline bundle onto the ESXi host local path, or extract it onto an online depot.
    Install the bundle on the ESXi host.
        Install remotely from client, with offline bundle contents on a online depot:
           esxcli -s <server> -u root -p mypassword software vib install -d <depotURL/bundle-index.xml>
        Install remotely from client, with offline bundle on ESXi host:
           esxcli -s <server> -u root -p mypassword software vib install -d <ESXi local path><bundle.zip>
        Install from ESXi host, with offline bundle on ESXi host:
           esxcli software vib install -d <ESXi local path><bundle.zip>
    After the bundle is installed, reboot the ESXi host for the updates to take effect.
    (Optional) Verify that the vibs on the bundle are installed on your ESXi host.
       esxcli -s <server> -u root -p mypassword software vib list
    (Optional) Remove individual vibs. <vib name> can be identified by listing the vibs as shown in #5.
       esxcli -s <server> -u root -p mypassword software vib remove -n <vib name>
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by:bnater
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Below the output after the installation 4 months ago!

We have spent about two hours to try to update/upgrade your ESXi 4 on 212.124.112.140, but with 50/50 success only:(

We have successfully upgraded it to version 5, but can't connect it to vCenter to install patches. Probably, this installation of ESXi is corrupted.

But HP utilities we have installed manually via ESXi CLI.

Here is output of hpacucli on 212.124.112.140:

~ # /opt/hp/hpacucli/bin/hpacucli ctrl all show config detail Unable to open lpfcdfc

Smart Array E200i in Slot 0 (Embedded)
   Bus Interface: PCI
   Slot: 0
   Serial Number: PBACBA49VWU0CL
   RAID 6 (ADG) Status: Disabled
   Controller Status: OK
   Hardware Revision: A
   Firmware Version: 1.86
   Rebuild Priority: Medium
   Expand Priority: Medium
   Surface Scan Delay: 15 secs
   Surface Scan Mode: Idle
   Post Prompt Timeout: 0 secs
   Cache Board Present: True
   Cache Status: OK
   Cache Ratio: 100% Read / 0% Write
   Drive Write Cache: Disabled
   Total Cache Size: 64 MB
   Total Cache Memory Available: 32 MB
   No-Battery Write Cache: Disabled
   Battery/Capacitor Count: 0
   SATA NCQ Supported: False

   Array: A
      Interface Type: SATA
      Unused Space: 0  MB
      Status: OK
      Array Type: Data



      Logical Drive: 1
         Size: 465.7 GB
         Fault Tolerance: RAID 1
         Heads: 255
         Sectors Per Track: 32
         Cylinders: 65535
         Strip Size: 128 KB
         Full Stripe Size: 128 KB
         Status: OK
         Caching:  Enabled
         Unique Identifier: 600508B10010343956575530434C000B
         Disk Name: /dev/cciss-c0d0
         Mount Points: None
         Logical Drive Label: A011FDF0PBACBA49VWU0CL4251
         Mirror Group 0:
            physicaldrive 1I:1:1 (port 1I:box 1:bay 1, SATA, 500 GB, OK)
         Mirror Group 1:
            physicaldrive 1I:1:2 (port 1I:box 1:bay 2, SATA, 500 GB, OK)
         Drive Type: Data

      physicaldrive 1I:1:1
         Port: 1I
         Box: 1
         Bay: 1
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: SATA
         Size: 500 GB
         Firmware Revision: SN04
         Serial Number:             9SP18GX3
         Model: ATA     ST9500530NS
         SATA NCQ Capable: False
         PHY Count: 1
         PHY Transfer Rate: 1.5Gbps

      physicaldrive 1I:1:2
         Port: 1I
         Box: 1
         Bay: 2
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: SATA
         Size: 500 GB
         Firmware Revision: SN03
         Serial Number:             9SP10AR6
         Model: ATA     ST9500530NS
         SATA NCQ Capable: False
         PHY Count: 1
         PHY Transfer Rate: 1.5Gbps



Smart Array P700m in Slot 1
   Bus Interface: PCI
   Slot: 1
   Serial Number: P60820E9SWB0PV
   Cache Serial Number: PADNR0A9SW90Y3
   RAID 6 (ADG) Status: Enabled
   Controller Status: OK
   Hardware Revision: E
   Firmware Version: 7.22
   Rebuild Priority: Medium
   Expand Priority: Medium
   Surface Scan Delay: 15 secs
   Surface Scan Mode: Idle
   Wait for Cache Room: Disabled
   Surface Analysis Inconsistency Notification: Disabled
   Post Prompt Timeout: 0 secs
   Cache Board Present: True
   Cache Status: OK
   Cache Ratio: 25% Read / 75% Write
   Drive Write Cache: Disabled
   Total Cache Size: 512 MB
   Total Cache Memory Available: 448 MB
   No-Battery Write Cache: Disabled
   Cache Backup Power Source: Batteries
   Battery/Capacitor Count: 1
   Battery/Capacitor Status: OK
   SATA NCQ Supported: True

   Array: A
      Interface Type: SAS
      Unused Space: 0  MB
      Status: OK
      MultiDomain Status: OK
      Array Type: Data



      Logical Drive: 1
         Size: 1.8 TB
         Fault Tolerance: RAID 0
         Heads: 255
         Sectors Per Track: 32
         Cylinders: 65535
         Strip Size: 128 KB
         Full Stripe Size: 128 KB
         Status: OK
         MultiDomain Status: OK
         Caching:  Enabled
         Unique Identifier: 600508B1001045395357423050560001
         Disk Name: vmhba1:C0:T0:L0
         Mount Points: None
         Logical Drive Label: A002CC83P60820E9SWB0PV94D1
         Drive Type: Data

      physicaldrive 31:1:4
         Port: 31
         Box: 1
         Bay: 4
         Active Path:
            Port: 31 Box: 1 Bay: 4
         Redundant Path(s):
            Port: 41 Box: 1 Bay: 4
         Status: Predictive Failure
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: SAS
         Size: 2 TB
         Rotational Speed: 7200
         Firmware Revision: 0005
         Serial Number: 9WM0SSBH0000C0417K6Y
         Model: SEAGATE ST32000444SS
         PHY Count: 2
         PHY Transfer Rate: 3.0Gbps, 3.0Gbps


   Array: B
      Interface Type: SAS
      Unused Space: 0  MB
      Status: OK
      MultiDomain Status: OK
      Array Type: Data



      Logical Drive: 2
         Size: 1.8 TB
         Fault Tolerance: RAID 0
         Heads: 255
         Sectors Per Track: 32
         Cylinders: 65535
         Strip Size: 128 KB
         Full Stripe Size: 128 KB
         Status: OK
         MultiDomain Status: OK
         Caching:  Enabled
         Unique Identifier: 600508B1001045395357423050560002
         Disk Name: vmhba1:C0:T0:L1
         Mount Points: None
         Logical Drive Label: A01A5466P60820E9SWB0PV39D9
         Drive Type: Data

      physicaldrive 35:1:7
         Port: 35
         Box: 1
         Bay: 7
         Active Path:
            Port: 45 Box: 1 Bay: 7
         Redundant Path(s):
            Port: 35 Box: 1 Bay: 7
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: SAS
         Size: 2 TB
         Rotational Speed: 7200
         Firmware Revision: 0006
         Serial Number: 9WM345AY00009124R6FM
         Model: SEAGATE ST32000444SS
         PHY Count: 2
         PHY Transfer Rate: 3.0Gbps, 3.0Gbps


   Expander 237
      Device Number: 237
      Firmware Version: 2.66
      WWID: 50014380027E0790
      Port: 35
      Box: 1
      Vendor ID: HP

   Expander 238
      Device Number: 238
      Firmware Version: 2.66
      WWID: 50014380027E07C0
      Port: 45
      Box: 1
      Vendor ID: HP

   Expander 239
      Device Number: 239
      Firmware Version: 2.66
      WWID: 50014380027E0780
      Port: 35
      Box: 1
      Vendor ID: HP

   Expander 240
      Device Number: 240
      Firmware Version: 2.66
      WWID: 50014380027E07B0
      Port: 45
      Box: 1
      Vendor ID: HP

   Expander 243
      Device Number: 243
      Firmware Version: 2.66
      WWID: 50014380027DAB90
      Port: 31
      Box: 1
      Vendor ID: HP

   Expander 244
      Device Number: 244
      Firmware Version: 2.66
      WWID: 50014380027DABC0
      Port: 41
      Box: 1
      Vendor ID: HP

   Expander 245
      Device Number: 245
      Firmware Version: 2.66
      WWID: 50014380027DAB80
      Port: 31
      Box: 1
      Vendor ID: HP

   Expander 246
      Device Number: 246
      Firmware Version: 2.66
      WWID: 50014380027DABB0
      Port: 41
      Box: 1
      Vendor ID: HP

   Expander 247
      Device Number: 247
      Firmware Version: 2.76
      WWID: 500508B4000FCD02
      Vendor ID: HP

   Expander 248
      Device Number: 248
      Firmware Version: 2.76
      WWID: 500508B4000FCD00
      Vendor ID: HP

   Expander 249
      Device Number: 249
      Firmware Version: 2.76
      WWID: 5001438002D21512
      Vendor ID: HP

   Expander 250
      Device Number: 250
      Firmware Version: 2.76
      WWID: 5001438002D21510
      Vendor ID: HP

   Enclosure SEP (Vendor ID HP, Model MDS600) 231
      Device Number: 231
      Firmware Version: 2.66
      WWID: 50014380027E07A7
      Port: 35
      Box: 1
      Vendor ID: HP
      Model: MDS600
      SEP: (1) 2.66, (2) 2.66
      Backplane Module (BPM): (1) 0.03, (2) 0.03, (3) 0.06
      Power Supply: (1) 2100, (2) 2100

   Enclosure SEP (Vendor ID HP, Model MDS600) 232
      Device Number: 232
      Firmware Version: 2.66
      WWID: 50014380027E07D7
      Port: 45
      Box: 1
      Vendor ID: HP
      Model: MDS600
      SEP: (1) 2.66, (2) 2.66

   Enclosure SEP (Vendor ID HP, Model MDS600) 233
      Device Number: 233
      Firmware Version: 2.66
      WWID: 50014380027DABA7
      Port: 31
      Box: 1
      Vendor ID: HP
      Model: MDS600
      SEP: (1) 2.66, (2) 2.66
      Backplane Module (BPM): (1) 0.03, (2) 0.03, (3) 0.06
      Power Supply: (1) 2100, (2) 2100

   Enclosure SEP (Vendor ID HP, Model MDS600) 234
      Device Number: 234
      Firmware Version: 2.66
      WWID: 50014380027DABD7
      Port: 41
      Box: 1
      Vendor ID: HP
      Model: MDS600
      SEP: (1) 2.66, (2) 2.66

   SEP (Vendor ID HP, Model HP 3G SAS BL SWH) 235
      Device Number: 235
      Firmware Version: 2.76
      WWID: 500508B4000FCD03
      Port: 1E
      Vendor ID: HP
      Model: HP 3G SAS BL SWH

   SEP (Vendor ID HP, Model HP 3G SAS BL SWH) 236
      Device Number: 236
      Firmware Version: 2.76
      WWID: 5001438002D21513
      Port: 2E
      Vendor ID: HP
      Model: HP 3G SAS BL SWH

   SEP (Vendor ID HP, Model HP 3G SAS BL SWH) 241
      Device Number: 241
      Firmware Version: 2.76
      WWID: 500508B4000FCD01
      Port: 1E
      Vendor ID: HP
      Model: HP 3G SAS BL SWH

   SEP (Vendor ID HP, Model HP 3G SAS BL SWH) 242
      Device Number: 242
      Firmware Version: 2.76
      WWID: 5001438002D21511
      Port: 2E
      Vendor ID: HP
      Model: HP 3G SAS BL SWH
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ID: 38793312
why a grade c?
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by:bnater
ID: 38793480
what do you mean by grade c?
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LVL 121
ID: 38793502
When you Accepted the Answer, you Graded it as a C!

 (Average!)
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ID: 38793520
that was a mistake!
is there a way to correct?
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