Monitoring HP RAID Controllers in VMware

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This article describes howto monitor HP Smart Array P410i through VMware, the server is HP ProLiant DL370 G6

We have to check our raid controller card model via VMware cli interface

~ # esxcfg-scsidevs -l | egrep -i 'display name|vendor'
Display Name: HP Serial Attached SCSI Disk (naa.600508b1001c842ab113318efbffeec6)
Vendor: HP Model: LOGICAL VOLUME Revis: 3.52
Display Name: HP Serial Attached SCSI Disk (naa.600508b1001ccfffd201e84a4d6706ac)
Vendor: HP Model: LOGICAL VOLUME Revis: 3.52
~ #

We need the following packages

hpsa-500-5.0.0-offline_bundle-933277.zip

hp-esxi5.5uX-bundle-1.5-27.zip

Go to official HP web site and download them

hpsa-500-5.0.0-offline_bundle-933277.zip

hp-esxi5.5uX-bundle-1.5-27.zip

Copy packages with scp

scp hp-esxi5.5uX-bundle-1.5-27.zip root@172.16.0.2:/vmfs/volumes/machines/ISO
scp hpsa-500-5.0.0-offline_bundle-933277.zip root@172.16.0.2:/vmfs/volumes/machines/ISO

Installation process

/vmfs/volumes/50112862-5388dcd2-a5a8-d48564610bc1/ISO # esxcli software vib install -d "/vmfs/volumes/machines/ISO/hpsa-500-5.0.0-offline_bundle-933277.zip"
Installation Result
Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
Reboot Required: true
VIBs Installed: Hewlett-Packard_bootbank_scsi-hpsa_5.0.0-40OEM.500.0.0.472560
VIBs Removed: VMware_bootbank_scsi-hpsa_5.5.0-44vmw.550.0.0.1331820
VIBs Skipped:

~ # esxcli software vib install -d "/vmfs/volumes/machines/ISO/hp-esxi5.5uX-bundle-1.5-27.zip"
Installation Result
Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
Reboot Required: true
VIBs Installed: Hewlett-Packard_bootbank_char-hpcru_5.5.4.1-1OEM.550.0.0.1198610, Hewlett-Packard_bootbank_char-hpilo_550.9.0.0.9-1OEM.550.0.0.1198611, Hewlett-Packard_bootbank_hp-ams_550.9.4.0-29.1198611, Hewlett-Packard_bootbank_hp-smx-provider_550.03.03.20.2-1198611
VIBs Removed:
VIBs Skipped:

~ # esxcli software vib list
Name Version Vendor Acceptance Level Install Date
----------------------------- ------------------------------------ --------------- ---------------- ------------
char-hpcru 5.5.4.1-1OEM.550.0.0.1198610 Hewlett-Packard PartnerSupported 2013-11-08
char-hpilo 550.9.0.0.9-1OEM.550.0.0.1198611 Hewlett-Packard PartnerSupported 2013-11-08
hp-ams 550.9.4.0-29.1198611 Hewlett-Packard PartnerSupported 2013-11-08
hp-smx-provider 550.03.03.20.2-1198611 Hewlett-Packard VMwareAccepted 2013-11-08
scsi-hpsa 5.0.0-40OEM.500.0.0.472560 Hewlett-Packard VMwareCertified 2013-11-08

I will remove a hotspare disk,VMware notified about that

HPSmartArray P410i-remove