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             How do i install IBM Raid manager on Dell PowerEdge Server ?  is below step work on Dell server as it is not using LSI on dell, Please help



http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/A_11891-IBM-ServeRAID-LSI-Mega-Raid-Manager-on-VMware.html



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is there any method to not to re-install the esxi, since this is already a production server,
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Do you have the Dell OEM version?
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Sorry what does it mean of dell OEM version ?
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You mean Dell OEM version of VMware vSphere 5.0 U1 (ESXi 5.0 U1) in step 1 ? This is a vsphere client ?
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When you installed the OS where did you download from?

What Dell server do you have?

What Dell Storage controller?

And what are you wanting to do Manage RAID from Open Manage?
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by:piaakit
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I'm using the esxi5.1 OS

PowerEdge T710

I wanting to install raid manager so that if any hard drive detected failure I will receive an alert and also to check the raid status from the raid manager
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Did you download ESXi from Dell or VMware ?
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My esxi 5.1 is from VMware , not from dell , is there any different ? In order to achieve my wish, I do need a dell one ?
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Yes, the OEM version from Dell has the various, agents required, to communicate with the hardware, what is called CIM Providers.

see here

http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/b/techcenter/archive/2011/12/19/dell-s-customization-of-vmware-esxi-and-its-advantages.aspx
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Hi Andrew


                 I,m looking for esxi image 5.1 for dell R410, i found below link, it is in recovery image, does it work to install on clean hardisk ? in the Compatibility list, it doesnt mention R410, but the list show R420 only, can you help to check for me ? Thanks !


http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails/Product/poweredge-r620?driverId=XWYR5&osCode=XI51&fileId=3005015335


VMware ESXi 5.1 Recovery Image
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by:piaakit
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Hi Andrew


                     Does it has 5.1 version for below as well ? is it a must to use 5.1(for below)  if the dell image is using esxi 5.1



Dell OpenManage System Administrator for ESXi 5.1

WinSCP

Dell OpenManage VIB Bundle


keith
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Yes, that is the version.

It's strange that it does not state it's for your server, is your server on the VMware HCL?
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What does it means of VMware HCL ?
If I am installing esxi5.1 recovery image for dell, just wonder can I use 5.0 f

Dell open manger system administrator
Winscp
Dell open manager VIB Bundle
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What does it means of VMware HCL ?
If I am installing esxi5.1 recovery image for dell, just wonder can I use 5.0 for below software ?

Dell open manger system administrator
Winscp
Dell open manager VIB Bundle
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Check the VMware Hardware Compatability Lists HCL here

The VMware Hardware Compatibility List is the detailed lists showing actual vendor devices that are either physically tested or are similar to the devices tested by VMware or VMware partners. Items on the list are tested with VMware products and are known to operate correctly.Devices which are not on the list may function, but will not be supported by VMware.

http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl
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Understand what is HCL now!
If I am installing esxi5.1 recovery image for dell, just wonder can I use 5.0 for below software ?

Dell open manger system administrator
Winscp
Dell open manager VIB Bundle
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yes, you can use 5.0.
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hi andrew


              i,m getting this login failed, the esxi 5.1 source is using vmware not the dell vm one, and VIB bundle i,m using version 5.0 , after login with esxi id and password i got below error, any idea what went wrong ?


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What version of ESXi are you using?
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I'm using 5.1
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Do I need to installing esxi5.1 recovery image on the dell server first before login dell open manager ?
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by:piaakit
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Actually the dell open manager I am installed on the vcenter server (this is a IBM server) I opened dell open manger and the ip I put the esxi (dell server) and login id password I put the esxi (dell server) is this correct ?
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You must ensure that you are using 5.0 version throughout.

If you are using 5.1, you must use 5.1 throughout, and be using Dell OEM 5.1.
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which mean that i need to install dell OEM esxi 5.1 on the physical server first?  which is below source ?

"VMware-VMvisor-Installer-5.1.0-799733.x86_64-Dell_Customized_RecoveryCD_A00"


and for Dell open manager VIB Bundle, which is below source ? as below look like is for esxi5.0 ? i still can use winscp to upload this to esxi 5.1 /var/etc/vmware ?

"OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-7.1.0-5304.VIB-ESX50i_A00"



and for dell open manager server administraor, which is below soruce ?

"OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-WIN-7.1.0-5304_A00"
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You will need to use the Dell open manager VIB Bundle for 5.1.
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Below should be Dell open manager VIB Bundle for 5.1 ?

OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-7.1.0-6339.VIB-ESX51i_A00.zip  


Dell OEM esxi 5.1 need to be installed on the physical, which is below,

VMware-VMvisor-Installer-5.1.0-799733.x86_64-Dell_Customized_RecoveryCD_A00
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That is correct, and follow my article substuting the above downloads.

What are you trying to do with the RAID Manger?
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according to below Compatibility listed for dell oem esxi5.1, i can not find my dell server model "PowerEdge 11G R410"  and i have tried to use this image to install on my physical dell server, but it hangs during the installation, does it mean that it doesnt compatible ?

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails/Product/poweredge-r620?driverId=XWYR5&osCode=XI51&fileId=3005015335
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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If you server is not on the VMware HCL, it's not certified for use with ESXi 5.1.

earlier you stated this was a T710 ?

PowerEdge 11G R41 is on the VMware HCL

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php
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by:piaakit
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my server model R410 doesnt show in below compatility list of vmware esxi 5.1  recovery image, which mean my model can not install dell OEM ? i only can install the vmware esxi 5.1 ?  for the vmware HCL, it shows

Sorry, there were no Systems matching your search criteria. Please refine your search and try again.

Partner Name and Features, i dont know which to choose

do you think you can check for me does R410 can install dell oem 5.1 ?

VMware ESXi 5.1 Recovery Image


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