vmware esxi open manage

Chandrasekhar_R at Dell.com Chandrasekhar_R at Dell.com
Thu Apr 29 03:08:59 CDT 2010


Hi Brain

The following article might help you
http://www.delltechcenter.com/page/ESXi+Management+and+PowerShell+Instal
l+Script+by+Alan+Renouf

Thanks,
Chandrasekhar R
Dell | OpenManage


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   1. Re: vmware esxi open manage (gregorcy)
   2. RE: vmware esxi open manage (Krishnaprasad_K at Dell.com)
   3. Re: vmware esxi open manage (Bryan)
   4. RE: vmware esxi open manage (Patrick_Fischer at Dell.com)
   5. RE: Linux-PowerEdge Digest, Vol 70, Issue 45
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Message: 1
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 18:49:34 -0600
From: gregorcy <gregorcy at eng.utah.edu>
Subject: Re: vmware esxi open manage
To: Bryan <bryan.madhatter at gmail.com>
Cc: linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
Message-ID: <4BD8D79E.50701 at eng.utah.edu>
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Thanks Bryan,

I guess I should have given more details.  I do have virtual center 
setup.  Should I just set an snmp alert on the ESXi server and let the 
VC server all the alerts.  The reason I asked is I saw a place in the IT

assistant for VMware.  Do you know if that is supported?  Also what is 
the difference between the Dell customized VMware iso and the regular 
VMware iso?  Just drivers maybe.


Thanks for the help,

--Brian


On 4/28/2010 5:34 PM, Bryan wrote:
> Virtual Center is required for snmp alerts on ESXi.  The free version
of
> ESXi doesn't support the functionality.
>
> On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 1:52 PM, gregorcy <gregorcy at eng.utah.edu
> <mailto:gregorcy at eng.utah.edu>> wrote:
>
>     Hi,
>
>     I am wondering if anyone knows how to get my PE 1950 running
VMware
>     esxi to show up in IT assistant.  I installed it
>     with the Dell customized iso that downloaded from VMware but I
have
>     not been able to get it to show up with ITA.
>
>     Thanks for the help,
>
>
>     --Brian
>
>
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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 09:25:38 +0530
From: <Krishnaprasad_K at Dell.com>
Subject: RE: vmware esxi open manage
To: <gregorcy at eng.utah.edu>, <bryan.madhatter at gmail.com>
Cc: linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
Message-ID:
	
<6F9B5A079D5AAD4CA6342A1B141BB8B20EF6D6 at blrx3m12.blr.amer.dell.com>
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Hello, what's the ESXi version do you use? Do you see the server listed
as unknown in ITA?

Thanks,
Krishnaprasad

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Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 6:20 AM
To: Bryan
Cc: linux-poweredge-Lists
Subject: Re: vmware esxi open manage

Thanks Bryan,

I guess I should have given more details.  I do have virtual center 
setup.  Should I just set an snmp alert on the ESXi server and let the 
VC server all the alerts.  The reason I asked is I saw a place in the IT

assistant for VMware.  Do you know if that is supported?  Also what is 
the difference between the Dell customized VMware iso and the regular 
VMware iso?  Just drivers maybe.


Thanks for the help,

--Brian


On 4/28/2010 5:34 PM, Bryan wrote:
> Virtual Center is required for snmp alerts on ESXi.  The free version
of
> ESXi doesn't support the functionality.
>
> On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 1:52 PM, gregorcy <gregorcy at eng.utah.edu
> <mailto:gregorcy at eng.utah.edu>> wrote:
>
>     Hi,
>
>     I am wondering if anyone knows how to get my PE 1950 running
VMware
>     esxi to show up in IT assistant.  I installed it
>     with the Dell customized iso that downloaded from VMware but I
have
>     not been able to get it to show up with ITA.
>
>     Thanks for the help,
>
>
>     --Brian
>
>
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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 01:10:59 -0500
From: Bryan <bryan.madhatter at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: vmware esxi open manage
To: gregorcy <gregorcy at eng.utah.edu>
Cc: linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
Message-ID:
	<AANLkTikLh9rSgZy1aGOwvDir-wIX4AO_6bDPsdtElkHd at mail.gmail.com>
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The main difference between the Dell customised version and retail is
the
retail version doesn't include OMSA by default.  With ESXi you can setup
snmp alerts to send to ITA.

On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 7:49 PM, gregorcy <gregorcy at eng.utah.edu> wrote:

> Thanks Bryan,
>
> I guess I should have given more details.  I do have virtual center
setup.
>  Should I just set an snmp alert on the ESXi server and let the VC
server
> all the alerts.  The reason I asked is I saw a place in the IT
assistant for
> VMware.  Do you know if that is supported?  Also what is the
difference
> between the Dell customized VMware iso and the regular VMware iso?
Just
> drivers maybe.
>
>
>
> Thanks for the help,
>
> --Brian
>
>
> On 4/28/2010 5:34 PM, Bryan wrote:
>
>> Virtual Center is required for snmp alerts on ESXi.  The free version
of
>> ESXi doesn't support the functionality.
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 1:52 PM, gregorcy <gregorcy at eng.utah.edu
>> <mailto:gregorcy at eng.utah.edu>> wrote:
>>
>>    Hi,
>>
>>    I am wondering if anyone knows how to get my PE 1950 running
VMware
>>    esxi to show up in IT assistant.  I installed it
>>    with the Dell customized iso that downloaded from VMware but I
have
>>    not been able to get it to show up with ITA.
>>
>>    Thanks for the help,
>>
>>
>>    --Brian
>>
>>
>>    _______________________________________________
>>    Linux-PowerEdge mailing list
>>    Linux-PowerEdge at dell.com <mailto:Linux-PowerEdge at dell.com>
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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 07:29:23 +0100
From: <Patrick_Fischer at Dell.com>
Subject: RE: vmware esxi open manage
To: <bryan.madhatter at gmail.com>, <gregorcy at eng.utah.edu>
Cc: linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
Message-ID:
	
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I don't get the ESXi green in ITA. It is listed under the category
VMware ESX Servers, but without the Health State (grey and with a
question mark only)

I know that you can configure SNMP per remote CLI to receive the traps
in the ITA Management station and generate E-Mails with that.....

And yes, you have the embedded Open Manage in the Dell Version of ESXi
which you can access per the Open Manage Webservice from remote. (if
anybody is interested, for how to enable OMSA on ESXi just send me an
e-mail and I will send you the description with some screenshots)
Officially the embedded OMSA is earliest supported with G11 systems -
like a R610 or R710.

But I don't know if the Health Agent is included in the embedded OMSA
which you need to get it shown as green, yellow or red in ITA.

I also read some documents where I found (or mean to understand) that
the Health State can only be checked with WS-MAN, instead of SNMP.
WS-MAN isn't supported for the ITA, only for the DELL Management Console
(also free but it must installed on a w2k3 (at least a vm) with MS IIS
running) but here I still don't have the time to test at the moment.

 

If someone has some more information I'm really interested in and it
would be great if it will be send to the whole list or me on CC.

 

Rgds,

 

Patrick

 

Dell Support Germany

 

 

 

From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com
[mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Bryan
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2010 8:11 AM
To: gregorcy
Cc: linux-poweredge-Lists
Subject: Re: vmware esxi open manage

 

The main difference between the Dell customised version and retail is
the retail version doesn't include OMSA by default.  With ESXi you can
setup snmp alerts to send to ITA.

On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 7:49 PM, gregorcy <gregorcy at eng.utah.edu> wrote:

Thanks Bryan,

I guess I should have given more details.  I do have virtual center
setup.  Should I just set an snmp alert on the ESXi server and let the
VC server all the alerts.  The reason I asked is I saw a place in the IT
assistant for VMware.  Do you know if that is supported?  Also what is
the difference between the Dell customized VMware iso and the regular
VMware iso?  Just drivers maybe.




Thanks for the help,

--Brian



On 4/28/2010 5:34 PM, Bryan wrote:

	Virtual Center is required for snmp alerts on ESXi.  The free
version of
	ESXi doesn't support the functionality.
	
	On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 1:52 PM, gregorcy <gregorcy at eng.utah.edu

	<mailto:gregorcy at eng.utah.edu>> wrote:
	
	   Hi,
	
	   I am wondering if anyone knows how to get my PE 1950 running
VMware
	   esxi to show up in IT assistant.  I installed it
	   with the Dell customized iso that downloaded from VMware but
I have
	   not been able to get it to show up with ITA.
	
	   Thanks for the help,
	
	
	   --Brian
	
	
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Message: 5
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 12:00:52 +0530
From: <Chandrasekhar_R at Dell.com>
Subject: RE: Linux-PowerEdge Digest, Vol 70, Issue 45
To: <gregorcy at eng.utah.edu>, <linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com>
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Hi Brain,

Please refer the ITA User Guide @
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/smitasst/8.6/en/ug/pdf/it
aug.pdf

The section name in the doc is " IT Assistant Virtualization Support".

Thanks,
Chandrasekhar R
Dell | OpenManage

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Today's Topics:

   1. vmware esxi open manage (gregorcy)
   2. Question about "host already uses address" on PE r610 with
      Broadcom 	NetXtreme II (sa)
   3. RE: firmware updates (Mike Hanby)
   4. RE: Question about "host already uses address" on PE r610
      with	Broadcom 	NetXtreme II (Thomas_Chenault at Dell.com)


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Message: 1
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:52:01 -0600
From: gregorcy <gregorcy at eng.utah.edu>
Subject: vmware esxi open manage
To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
Message-ID: <4BD883D1.9010204 at eng.utah.edu>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

Hi,

I am wondering if anyone knows how to get my PE 1950 running VMware esxi
to show up in IT assistant.  I installed it
with the Dell customized iso that downloaded from VMware but I have not
been able to get it to show up with ITA.

Thanks for the help,


--Brian




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Message: 2
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 16:35:04 -0400
From: sa <sa at yakabod.com>
Subject: Question about "host already uses address" on PE r610 with
	Broadcom 	NetXtreme II
To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
Message-ID:
	<h2g105798851004281335p9d3784d2s59becac1bb6b7027 at mail.gmail.com>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

I have a pair of Dell r610s, each of which has an on board quad port
Broadcom network card.  Both are running a recently patched CentOS 5.4.
I
set each server up to use DHCP to get an IP address for eth0.  On server
1,
I set eth3 to 192.168.253.1.  Everything is working as expected.  I can
access the server via either address.  Note that both ports are
connected to
the same switch.

Now I physically move the network cord from eth3 on server1 to eth3 on
server2.  I turn on server 2 which gets its eth0 address from DHCP.
eth3 is
set to use the same IP that eth3 on server1 was, 192.168.253.1.  However
eth3 on server2 fails to come up, issuing this error:

Error*, *some other host already uses address 192.168.253.1.

So at this point, I have server1 that only has eth0 physically connected
to
the network.  I have server2 that has eth0 and eth3 connected to the
network.  If I issue an arping 192.168.253.1, I get back the MAC address
of
eth0 on server1.  Then I do the following steps.

server2 # ifup eth3
Error*, *some other host already uses address 192.168.253.1.

server1 # ifdown eth3
server1 #

server2 # ifup eth3
server2 #
server2 # ifconfig eth3
eth3      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:21:9B:99:1B:F2
          inet addr:192.168.253.1  Bcast:192.168.253.255
Mask:255.255.255.0
....
server2 # ifdown eth3

server1 # ifup eth3

server2 # ifup eth3
Error, some other host already uses address 192.168.253.1.

Physically disconnect eth0 on server1 while eth3 is configured and eth3
on
server2 comes up with no error.

So my question comes down to how is an interface that is not physically
connected to the network having this effect?  Why does the connection to
eth0 seem to be influencing the eth3 settings?

Got questions or need more info, let me know.

Chris

---------------------
More info:



server2 # arping 192.168.253.1
Unicast reply from 192.168.253.1 [00:21:9B:99:11:E7]  0.700ms
Unicast reply from 192.168.253.1 [00:21:9B:99:11:E7]  0.682ms

server 1 # ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:21:9B:99:11:E7
          inet addr:10.1.0.189  Bcast:10.1.255.255  Mask:255.255.0.0
...
...
eth3      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:21:9B:99:11:ED
          inet addr:192.168.253.1  Bcast:192.168.253.255
Mask:255.255.255.0


dmesg | grep Bro
Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Driver bnx2 v1.9.3 (March 17,
2009)
eth0: Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T (C0) PCI Express found at
mem
d6000000, IRQ 90, node addr 00219b9911e7
eth1: Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T (C0) PCI Express found at
mem
d8000000, IRQ 98, node addr 00219b9911e9
eth2: Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T (C0) PCI Express found at
mem
da000000, IRQ 106, node addr 00219b9911eb
eth3: Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T (C0) PCI Express found at
mem
dc000000, IRQ 114, node addr 00219b9911ed


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Message: 3
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 16:14:23 -0500
From: Mike Hanby <mhanby at uab.edu>
Subject: RE: firmware updates
To: "linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com"
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Howdy, I'm still getting the error with the key. I just ran all of these
today on an R710 running CentOS 5.4 x86_64

# Install the Dell OpenManage repository
/usr/bin/wget -q -O -
http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/bootstrap.cgi | bash
/usr/bin/wget -q -O - http://linux.dell.com/repo/community/bootstrap.cgi
| bash
/usr/bin/wget -q -O - http://linux.dell.com/repo/firmware/bootstrap.cgi
| bash
# Not sure if these are required since hardware bootstrap.cgi should
install this key
/usr/bin/wget
http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/RPM-GPG-KEY-libsmbios -O
/etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-libsmbios
/bin/rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-libsmbios

# Installs fine (firmware-tools installs from the Dell repo and is
2.1.9.d1-2.1.el5)
/usr/bin/yum -y install srvadmin-all firmware-tools

# this fails
/usr/bin/yum -y install $(bootstrap_firmware)

========================================================================
========================================================================
====================================
Installing:
 BCM5709C_Dual_Port_Rack_Mezzanine_Card_ven_0x14e4_dev_0x1639
noarch                a11-1                             dell-omsa-indep
256 k
 PERC_H700_Integrated_ven_0x1000_dev_0x0079_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x1f17
noarch                a00-21                            fwupdate
4.9 M
Installing for dependencies:
 dell-dup
noarch                1.1.3-1.1.el5                     dell-community
35 k
 dell_ft_ie_interface
noarch                1.0.8-1.6.el5                     dell-omsa-indep
23 k
 dell_ie_nic_broadcom
noarch                1.0.8-1                           dell-omsa-indep
1.4 M
 firmware-addon-dell
x86_64                2.2.2-5.6.el5                     dell-omsa-indep
51 k
 smbios-utils
x86_64                2.2.19-10.1.el5                   dell-omsa-indep
12 k

Transaction Summary
========================================================================
========================================================================
====================================
Install      7 Package(s)         
Update       0 Package(s)         
Remove       0 Package(s)         

Total download size: 6.6 M
Downloading Packages:
(1/7): smbios-utils-2.2.19-10.1.el5.x86_64.rpm
|  12 kB     00:00     
(2/7): dell_ft_ie_interface-1.0.8-1.6.el5.noarch.rpm
|  23 kB     00:00     
(3/7): dell-dup-1.1.3-1.1.el5.noarch.rpm
|  35 kB     00:00     
(4/7): firmware-addon-dell-2.2.2-5.6.el5.x86_64.rpm
|  51 kB     00:00     
(5/7):
BCM5709C_Dual_Port_Rack_Mezzanine_Card_ven_0x14e4_dev_0x1639-a11-1.noarc
h.rpm
| 256 kB     00:00     
(6/7): dell_ie_nic_broadcom-1.0.8-1.noarch.rpm
| 1.4 MB     00:03     
(7/7):
PERC_H700_Integrated_ven_0x1000_dev_0x0079_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x1f17-a
00-21.noarch.rpm
| 4.9 MB     00:12     
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------
Total
382 kB/s | 6.6 MB     00:17     
warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V4 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID
5e3d7775
fwupdate/gpgkey
| 1.4 kB     00:00     


Public key for
PERC_H700_Integrated_ven_0x1000_dev_0x0079_subven_0x1028_subdev_0x1f17-a
00-21.noarch.rpm is not installed

Any ideas?

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Jeffrey_L_Mendoza at dell.com
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2010 8:38 AM
To: rodney.mckee at gmail.com; linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
Subject: RE: firmware updates

Get http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/RPM-GPG-KEY-libsmbios
rpm --import <key>

or, try running the bootstrap script again:

wget -q -O - http://linux.dell.com/repo/hardware/latest/bootstrap.cgi |
bash

-Jeff

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Message: 4
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 19:01:52 -0500
From: <Thomas_Chenault at Dell.com>
Subject: RE: Question about "host already uses address" on PE r610
	with	Broadcom 	NetXtreme II
To: <linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com>
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In this respect, Linux treats IP addresses in a host-based rather than
interface-based fashion. A Linux host owning a given IP address will
respond to an ARP request for that address on any and all interfaces
that receive the request, supplying the MAC address of the responding
interface. This behavior can be modified by enabling arp_filter for the
desired interfaces.

      echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/<netdev>/arp_filter


Thomas

________________________________
From: linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists On Behalf Of sa
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 3:35 PM
To: linux-poweredge-Lists
Subject: Question about "host already uses address" on PE r610 with
Broadcom NetXtreme II

I have a pair of Dell r610s, each of which has an on board quad port
Broadcom network card.  Both are running a recently patched CentOS 5.4.
I set each server up to use DHCP to get an IP address for eth0.  On
server 1, I set eth3 to 192.168.253.1.  Everything is working as
expected.  I can access the server via either address.  Note that both
ports are connected to the same switch.

Now I physically move the network cord from eth3 on server1 to eth3 on
server2.  I turn on server 2 which gets its eth0 address from DHCP.
eth3 is set to use the same IP that eth3 on server1 was, 192.168.253.1.
However eth3 on server2 fails to come up, issuing this error:

Error, some other host already uses address 192.168.253.1.

So at this point, I have server1 that only has eth0 physically connected
to the network.  I have server2 that has eth0 and eth3 connected to the
network.  If I issue an arping 192.168.253.1, I get back the MAC address
of eth0 on server1.  Then I do the following steps.

server2 # ifup eth3
Error, some other host already uses address 192.168.253.1.

server1 # ifdown eth3
server1 #

server2 # ifup eth3
server2 #
server2 # ifconfig eth3
eth3      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:21:9B:99:1B:F2
          inet addr:192.168.253.1  Bcast:192.168.253.255
Mask:255.255.255.0
....
server2 # ifdown eth3

server1 # ifup eth3

server2 # ifup eth3
Error, some other host already uses address 192.168.253.1.

Physically disconnect eth0 on server1 while eth3 is configured and eth3
on server2 comes up with no error.

So my question comes down to how is an interface that is not physically
connected to the network having this effect?  Why does the connection to
eth0 seem to be influencing the eth3 settings?

Got questions or need more info, let me know.

Chris

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More info:



server2 # arping 192.168.253.1
Unicast reply from 192.168.253.1 [00:21:9B:99:11:E7]  0.700ms
Unicast reply from 192.168.253.1 [00:21:9B:99:11:E7]  0.682ms

server 1 # ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:21:9B:99:11:E7
          inet addr:10.1.0.189  Bcast:10.1.255.255  Mask:255.255.0.0
...
...
eth3      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:21:9B:99:11:ED
          inet addr:192.168.253.1  Bcast:192.168.253.255
Mask:255.255.255.0


dmesg | grep Bro
Broadcom NetXtreme II Gigabit Ethernet Driver bnx2 v1.9.3 (March 17,
2009)
eth0: Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T (C0) PCI Express found at
mem d6000000, IRQ 90, node addr 00219b9911e7
eth1: Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T (C0) PCI Express found at
mem d8000000, IRQ 98, node addr 00219b9911e9
eth2: Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T (C0) PCI Express found at
mem da000000, IRQ 106, node addr 00219b9911eb
eth3: Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5709 1000Base-T (C0) PCI Express found at
mem dc000000, IRQ 114, node addr 00219b9911ed

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