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How do I determine ESXi 4.1 installation source image type?

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Hi,

I have an ESXi 4.1 host running on HP hardware. Is there any way to know if it was installed using HP customized image or VMware generic image?

Thanks,

Michael.

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The other way would be looking at the 'View Support Information ' in ESXi DCUI Screen. I've seen that this page is modified when the Server vendors releases the customized VMware ESXi images.

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Krishnprasad

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One way would be to look at the health data provided.  With the generic image you'll see for example the overall status of the memory in the host.  With the HP image (or generic image that has been updated with HP components) you'll see information about each memory DIMM.  Likewise for other server components. The above assumes that you're using an HP server which the HP CIM providers support.  If it's an older server it won't matter which image you use.

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The other way would be looking at the 'View Support Information ' in ESXi DCUI Screen. I've seen that this page is modified when the Server vendors releases the customized VMware ESXi images.

Thanks,

Krishnprasad

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If you install the customisations post installation, you'll still see the HP info as mentioned above unfoirtunately.

The HP version is simply a recompiled version of the original, with the HP info injected - no different to a VM version, with HP patches applied.

One day I will virtualise myself . . .
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Thanks a lot.

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Hi Dave,

Thanks for the response.

Unfortunately, this doesn't work in my case. I have two identical servers (pretty old) with same BIOS and firmware versions. On one of them I see 87 sensors and on the second host I see 162 sensors. Eventually with the solution provided in this thread I figured out that both of them were installed using HP image.

What can be the reason for that?

Thanks,

Michael.

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