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Month: October 2010

Error Removing Host from vSphere

Error Removing Host from vSphere

I have a host (ESX 4.0) that I need to remove from one of my clusters but after putting it into maintenance mode and shutting it down the Remove option is grayed out. I found some references online that mention using the PowerCLI to manually remove the host but ran into a caveat that none of the other posts mentioned. When I ran the remove-vmhost command I got the following error: “The method is disabled by ‘com.vmware.vcintegrity’”. To get around…

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Syntax to install HP CIM Providers on ESX4i

Syntax to install HP CIM Providers on ESX4i

First, download and install the vCLI tools from vmware.com on your desktop. Second, download the CIM Providers from HP.com Third, Place host in Maintenance Mode and then scan the ESXi host for the Bulletin ID to be installed c:Program Files (x86)VMwareVMware vSphere CLIbin>vihostupdate.pl -server -username root – scan – bundle should return a name like hpq-esxi4.1uX-bundle-1.0 (note: this is case sensitive) Fourth, install the bulletin c:program files (x86)VMwareVMware vSphere CLIbin>vihostupdate.pl -server -username root -bundle c:hpq-esxi4.1uX-bundle-1.0.zip -install – bulletin hpq-esxi4.1uX-bundle-1.0 Fifth,…

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