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I have built an HP Insight Manager (SIM) Server and have connected our Windows servers, but now I'm looking at our VMware systems.  I know if ESXi systems are built with the HP image it has all of these items by default, but most of our systems are using the general VMware image.

My steps would include:
Check VMware vs HP image...by opening the file /bootbank/oem/oem.txt
Download HP bundles from the depot
esxcli software vib install -d <ESXi local path><bundle.zip>

The question i have is which of the four HP bundles do i have to install to get this connected to SIM?  I like to install a little as possible so i'm hoping i don't need all four files.

hp-nmi-esxi5.5-bundle-2.3.5
hp-ams-esxi5.5-bundle-10.3.0-7
hp-HPUtil-esxi5.5-bundle-2.4-5
hp-esxi5.5uX-bundle-2.4-16
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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what you need to download is described by HPE, as the HP ESXi Offline Bundle for VMware ESXi 5.5, which contains all the components.

Please note, sometimes this does not work, and hence why it's recommended to install the HP OEM version of ESXi 5.5 from HP, and not the vanilla VMware ESXi image.

this download here

RECOMMENDED * HPE ESXi Offline Bundle for VMware vSphere 5.5
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I have tried to stay away from the 3rd party/vendor images because I've heard from quite a few VMware admins at VMUGs that they include additional items and cause instability with the host OS.  Which is why I was looking at this to minimize the risk (hopefully).
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by:jmachado81
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I have updated my notes for that and i found the 6.0 version online to.  Thank you.
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I have tried to stay away from the 3rd party/vendor images because I've heard from quite a few VMware admins at VMUGs that they include additional items and cause instability with the host OS.  Which is why I was looking at this to minimize the risk (hopefully).

Ask 12 different VMware Admins at a VMUG, and you'll get 12 different answers!

HP, DELL, IBM, Lenovo..... often will not support you if you do not use the OEM version!

As with all versions of ESXi, especially true of 6.0, every version gets worse!

we have ESX 2.5.4 still in production, rock solid, far better than any later version!
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