Vsphere missing information.

I have a client that has a Supermicro X8DA3 that is running ESXi 5.0.0.  When I log into Vsphere and go to the configuration tab on the host there is very little information.  I have Processors and Software Components.  It seems that Vsphere is not detecting the drives and other information like fans etc etc.  What am I missing here?  How do I get the other items to show up?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Hardware appears, in the OEM versions, if you have the additional CIM providers which interfaces to the hardware.

e.g. OEM versions include HP, DELL, IBM etc

I would check to see if your hardware is on the HCL, and has support, e.g. on the Supermicro Web Site.

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.


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