Problem: Remove EMC PowerPath/VE from ESXi host

 

Resolution:

 

1. Login to VMware ESXi host via SSH (Putty)

2. First Check the EMC powerpath/VE is install or not with this command# esxcli software vib list | grep "PowerPath" or esxcli software vib list | grep "EMC" EMCPP.jpg

3.  Now you put the ESXi host in Maintenance mode. # esxcli system maintenanceMode set –enabled=true

 

4. Make sure ESXI in MM mode before run the below command to remove the PowerPath.

     # esxcli software vib remove --vibname=powerpath.plugin.esx --vibname=powerpath.cim.esx --vibname=powerpath.lib.esx

5.  Now reboot the host to remove completely.

6.  Exit Maintenance Mode on completion of reboot.

    # esxcli system maintenanceMode set –enabled=false

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Problem: Install EMC PowerPath on ESXi host with below step.

 

Resolution:

1. Download the latest PowerPath software from EMC portal.

2. Upload the PowerPath software to either ESXi host or any VMware datastore for access the path to install

3. Put ESXi in Maintenance Mode. # esxcli system maintenanceMode set –enabled=true

4. login to ESXi host via SSH (Putty) and run the below command to install PowerPath.

    #esxcli software vib install -d " /vmfs/volumes/datastore/EMCPower.VMWARE...zip"

5. Once installation completed need to reboot to take effect.

6. Exit Maintenance Mode on completion of reboot.

     # esxcli system maintenanceMode set –enabled=false