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Collecting from ESX/ESXi with VMware vCM 5.4

Collecting from ESX/ESXi with VMware vCM 5.4

If you have VMware vCM (Configuresoft ECM, EMC Ionix SCM) and want to collect from ESX/ESXi you have to create a local user on the ESXi host and give that user Administrator permissions. That can be quite a daunting task if you have more than a handful of machines so I wrote the below powershell program that allows interactive use or automated use with a .CSV file. —Start ScriptFunction NextUser { if ($newUser) { Write-host “Do you want to specify…

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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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