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how to check for hardware vmware esxi 5 is installed on

Hello

I took over a vmware esxi 5 server.

I need to evaluate on which hardware esxi 5 server is installed on. Is there any way to do it - apart from opening the case?

thank you  very much for any help

MIchael

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zXi_Gamer
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Hmmm.. there are cims available and monitoring from Adaptec in ESX server. Check out these threads just for feeding the information part of brain Smiley Happy

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/158690?start=75&tstart=0

http://www.thomas-krenn.com/en/wiki/Adaptec_RAID_Controller_Monitoring_in_VMware

Glad you got your query by using rvtools...

cheerios..

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GauravMajithia
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Visit below KB article. There are ssh commands to get the hardware details.

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=100391...

Use Putty to connect to your esxi server. Incase you fail to connect esxi using ssh. you will have to enable ssh, below is the guide for the same.

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=200474...

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Hi Michael,

Have you logged onto the vSphere client to your esxi host?

Once logged on click the host on the left hand pane

On the right-hand side click the configuration tab  , under there should provide details of what type of hardware you are running.

Many tx

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I need to evaluate on which hardware esxi 5 server is installed on. Is there any way to do it - apart from opening the case?

Hmmm... if you dont want to have a ssh enabled or a GUI user, you can use a vSphere client to connect to the server, you should be able to get almost every information abt the box by summary tab,  or clicking on Configuration-health status or in Storage Adapters or in Network adapters.

Just for clarification, what hardware are you trying to locate?

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gman18480
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I like to use this. It doesn't provide all the info but it does give you some data quickly and you can export it to excel.  http://www.robware.net/

Garret DeWulf Professional Services / VMware Consultant / VCP 4&5 / www.veristor.com
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Michael_987
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Thank you all for your help

You are right, most of the hardware is displayed by vphere.

I am especially interested in the Type of raid Controller, because there is no CIM provider installed. The output of

the SSH console is only:

RAID bus controller Mass storage controller: Adaptec AACRAID [vmhba1]          Class 0104: 9005:028b

MIChael

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Michael_987
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RVTools is really clear and provides a lot of Information

thanks

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zXi_Gamer
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Hmmm.. there are cims available and monitoring from Adaptec in ESX server. Check out these threads just for feeding the information part of brain Smiley Happy

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/158690?start=75&tstart=0

http://www.thomas-krenn.com/en/wiki/Adaptec_RAID_Controller_Monitoring_in_VMware

Glad you got your query by using rvtools...

cheerios..

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Michael_987
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🙂

unfortunately even rvtools does not provide the exact type of the adaptec raid controller.

I Think I have to open it or just try

Michael

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Michael_987
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I installed arcconf and it works. It gave me the information about the adaptec controller Smiley Wink

Its an Adaptec 6405.

Thank you all

MIchael

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zXi_Gamer
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Hmmm...

does not provide the exact type of the adaptec raid controller

Doesnt even while booting up and entering the RAID bios gives you the information?

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