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HP SIM Agent Configure on ESXi 4.1

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Has any one got ESXi 4.1 configured on HP SIM?

I have installed ESXi 4.1 Agent but need to monitor via HP SIM.

Appreciate any help with documentation of steps to achieve this?

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bsti
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I forgot to include that we were running 5.3 SIM.

Also, did you verify the HP Offline bundle was either separately installed on the ESXi server or that you installed HPs version of ESXi? The error message you showed looks like you may be missing the CIM providers.

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bsti
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There is no HP Agent for ESXi. What you probably installed (at least I hope...) is the CIM offline bundle for HP.

Once you have those installed, you have to configure HP SIM to use WBEM (NOT SNMP) to communicate with the ESXi server. I actually had to do this very recently and documented it. See below:

1) Make sure the HP CIM bundle is installled. To do this, either install ESXi with the HP version of ESXi, or install the offline bundle downloaded from HPs site. To install the offline bundle:

1) Log onto VMWare VC Server

2) Go to Start Menu and Launch the VMWare CLI

3) Cd to the bin directory: c:\program files (x86)\Vmware\VmWAre vSphere CLI\bin

To Verify what patches in the bundle apply to your host:

Vihostupdate.pl --server --scan --bundle

Vihostupdate.pl --server ah-esxi-exch --scan --bundle "C:\ESXi HP\hp-esxi4.1uX-bundle-1.0.zip"

Make

To install:

Vihostupdate.pl --server --install --bundle

Vihostupdate.pl --server ah-esxi-exch --install --bundle "C:\ESXi HP\hp-esxi4.1uX-bundle-1.0.zip"

2) Go to HP SIM, and go to Options -> Discovery.

3) On the discovery screen, create a new discovery task. Add your ESXi hosts to the "Ping inclusion ranges/host names" text box.

4) CLick the blue Credentials button on the bottom (this is important).

5) CLick Show advanced protocol credentials.

6) Click the WBEM/WMI tab.

7) Enter in a valid username and password for your ESXi Host (I use root and the root password).

😎 Click OK.

9) Now save the task by clicking Save.

10) Run the task by selecting it's radio button and clicking Run Now.

This should cause it to appear in HP SIM. Now, you need to setup WBEM indications (they replace SNMP traps).

To do this:

1) Log into Insight Manager on AH-Monitor1

2) Go to Options -> Events -> Subscribe to WBEM Events

3) Verify your server is in the Targets list (Click Add Target if necessary).

4) Click Next and finish the wizard to activate these events.

5) Reboot the ESXi Server to have this take effect.

See attached screenshots. That should do it!

hafeezpashamoha
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thanks. i did follow your instructions but no luck.

our hp sim is still on ver 5 would that be an issue.

i am new with HP SIM and we have a read/write community string in SIM Config.

We have working esx 4.1 integration with HP SIM but i can't figure out how do i let esx server to talk to HP SIM.

(attached error screenshot).

any idea??

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ESXi itself has been supported for quite some time, however you were asking for version ESXi 4.1.

Following the official realease notes of HP, ESXi 4.1 is not yet supported, however ESX 4.1 support has been added in 6.1b and since the other poster provided a walkthrough, I assume ESXi 4.1 will work, too.

from "What's new in HP SIM 6.1"

Additional Software Support

RHEL 5.4 and RHEL 5.5

SLES 10 SP3 and SLES 11SP1

VMware ESX 4.0 U2, VMware ESX 4.1

Citrix XenServer 5.5

vCenter 2.5 Update 5 and Update 6 (for managed nodes)

MIBs 8.50

André

bsti
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I forgot to include that we were running 5.3 SIM.

Also, did you verify the HP Offline bundle was either separately installed on the ESXi server or that you installed HPs version of ESXi? The error message you showed looks like you may be missing the CIM providers.

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hafeezpashamoha
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Thanks

That worked. I have tested on our new HP SIM Ver 6 and everything works as expected.

Appreciate your help.

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jslarouche
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We are running SIM 6.1 and we are getting this error when i followed your instructions.

Create Subscriptions for:

ServerA

FAILED to create indication subscription.

Server B

FAILED to create indication subscription.

Would you know why?

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http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447627128986444570128353475&threadId=1329086

-- David -- VMware Communities Moderator
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monkeymagik
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If you've used the HP ESXi 4.1 CD is there anyway to get the standard CIM providers installed? On an ML350 G5 it shows the processors and the hard drives, but the PSU's don't appear and these all appear in the standard install.

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rli88888888
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I have installed CIM on ESXI 4.1

Anybody tell me the minimum version of SIM server officially support CIM+ESXI4.1 ??

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