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Dell EMC iDRAC Service Module 3.1 User’s Guide

Using the VMware vSphere Management Assistant

The vSphere Management Assistant (vMA) allows administrators and developers to run scripts and agents to manage ESXi systems. For more information on vMA, see
  1. Log on to vMA as an administrator and provide the password when prompted.
  2. Copy and unzip the ISM-Dell-Web-3.1.0-<bldno>.VIB-<version> file to a directory on the vMA.
  3. Shut down all guest operating systems on the ESXi host and put the ESXi host in maintenance mode.
  4. In vMA, execute the following command: For VMware ESXi 6.0: esxcli --server <IP Address of ESXi 6.0 host> software vib install -d /var/log/vmware/<iDRAC Service Module file> . For VMware ESXi 6.5: esxcli --server <IP Address of ESXi 6.5 host> software vib install -d /var/log/vmware/<iDRAC Service Module file> .
  5. Enter the root username and password of the ESXi host when prompted.
  6. Restart the ESXi host system.
After completing the above steps:
  1. Install iDRAC Service Module separately on a management station.

  2. After installing the iDRAC Service Module, enable the services.

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