Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Setting up and configuring VMware ESXi 5

  • NOTE: Before setting up and configuring VMware ESXi 5, ensure that you have ESXi 5 build 474610 or later. If you do not have the required build, download the latest build from vmware.com.
To set up and configure VMware ESXi 5:
  1. Download the latest version (7.4) of OpenManage offline bundle for ESXi from Dell.com/support.
  2. If you have enabled SSH, copy the file using WinSCP or a similar application to the /tmp folder on the ESXi 5 host.
  3. Using Putty, change permissions on the OpenManage offline bundle for ESXi file using the command chmod u+x <Dell OpenManage version 7.4 offline bundle for ESXi file name>.zip .
    • NOTE: You can also change permissions using WinSCP.
  4. Run the following commands using:
    • Putty — esxcli software vib install –d /tmp/<Dell OpenManage version 7.4 VIB for ESXi file name>.zip
    • VMware CLI — esxcli –server <IP Address of ESXi 5 Host> software vib install –d /tmp/<Dell OpenManage version 7.4 VIB for ESXi file name>.zip
    The message VIBs Installed: Dell_bootbank_OpenManage_7.4-0000 is displayed.
  5. Restart the host system.
  6. After restarting, verify if OpenManage is installed by running the following commands using:
    • Putty — esxcli software vib list
    • VMware CLI — esxcli –server <IP Address of ESXi 5 Host> software vib list
  7. Configure SNMP, for hardware alerts on the ESXi 5 host, to send SNMP traps to OpenManage Essentials. SNMP is not used for discovery. WS-Man is required for discovery and inventory of an ESXi 5 host. To group the VMs with the ESXi host in the OpenManage Essentials device tree after you discover the VM, SNMP must be enabled on the ESXi host and the VM.
  8. Create a discovery range and configure WS-Man. For more information on setting up and configuring ESXi 5, see the How to setup and configure ESXi 5 for use in OME technical white paper at DellTechCenter.com/OME.

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