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HP SIM for ESX hosts

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We had setup HP SIM to get the complete hardware, firmware, drivers inventory, and we are able to get these complete details from Windows Servers, but not with Vmware ESX hosts.  Our ESX host image is installed from HP OEM version only.

Please let me know how to get this done.
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by:GG VP
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HP VMware ESXi management environment - integration note

If the ESXi installation was not done using HP customised ESXi image, then you have to install HP ESXi Offine Bundle, please refer the below article for installation,

6 Simple Steps to Monitoring ESXi with Insight Remote Support
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Thanks GG VP. I somehow hate HP documentation on SIM, they write like that he shouldn't get understand. if you aware, could you please tell me whether SIM can report inventory of firmware and device drivers version?
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Instead of hating it is best read...
SIM can report firmware levels from vmware but you must upgrade with DVD
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Thank you, I didnt understand upgrade part, what need to be upgraded? esx host? with what version, can you give more details on this.
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by:gheist
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1) you need to install hp customization pack to extract firmware versions with SIM
2) vmware ESXi and driver upgrades are handled by VUM, so that will be missing in SIM (99% of drivers are shipped with vmware anyway)
3) Firmware upgrades happen using service pack for proliand DVD/ISO
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HP SIM can only read information from iLO of esx hosts thru offline bundles, not beyond. so it cannot get the inventory of drivers and other details.
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no solution to it, HP SIM cannot read it, got confirmation from HP
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