HP VMware ESXi and vSphere 5.

X and Updates Getting Started Guide

Abstract
This guide is intended to provide setup information for HP VMware ESXi and vSphere.

HP Part Number: 616896-405 Published: September 2013 Edition: 9

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.....................14 Recovering from a system failure.........................................................................................................................................Contents 1 2 3 4 Navigation tips...................10 Installing the software image remotely using iLO 3 and iLO4...................... iLO 3 or iLO 4....................4 Overview........................................................................................................................................12 Upgrading to a full license....................................................10 Installing the software image remotely using iLO 2..............................X.............................................................................................10 Installing the software image remotely using iLO 2................11 5 6 7 8 Activating the standalone license.......................13 Updating VMware ESXi and vSphere 5.......................................................7 Installation......................................................................5 Configuration......................................................................................................................................10 Installing the software image locally ..15 Contents 3 ........................................................

go to (http://www. you may need to make several selections to get to your specific server documentation. community forums of IT experts. go to (http://www.com/support). For online access to technical documentation. remote monitoring and diagnostic tools.com/go/ bizsupport). self-help resources. live chat assistance. • 4 Navigation tips . technical knowledge base.hp.hp. For the latest versions of selected technical documentation.1 Navigation tips Navigating to documentation on the HP website • • From the URLs in this guide.

Enterprise. For more information. delivering active HP ProLiant management and consolidated lifecycle management for a consistent. see the HP website (http://www.X and updates. go to the VMware website (https:// www. HP CIM (Common Information Module) providers proactively surface hardware monitoring data to deliver the most up-to-date server state information possible.com/go/vmware. The installation ISO includes a trial license for the standalone edition.com/tryvmware/) and register to obtain the serial number license. HP CIM providers and VMware ESXi and vSphere provide active hardware management using HP SIM (Systems Insight Manager). Essentials Plus. HP has seamlessly integrated VMware ESXi and vSphere.2 Overview Thank you for downloading HP VMware ESXi and vSphere 5. 5 .www1. To learn more about license delivery and enabling enterprise entitlement. The ESXi and vSphere Standalone Edition is well suited for single server virtualization installations and is managed using the free VMware vSphere Client management console. see “Activating the standalone license” (page 12) or “Upgrading to a full license” (page 13). and Enterprise Plus editions.html). To obtain a permanent license for the standalone edition.hp.X and Updates Getting Started Guide is provided for ESXi and vSphere 5.com/products/servers/software/vmware/esxi-image. The HP VMware ESXi and vSphere 5.hp. found on the HP website (http://h18004.hp. For more information on support offered for HP VMware ESXi and vSphere Standalone Edition and the other licensed products. enabling a robust upgrade and recovery process.com/go/ VMware/esxi). The integrated hypervisor installation is partitioned with redundant images. go to the HP website www. HP Technical Software Support and Update Service is optional and can be purchased as a support pack.X and updates Standalone Edition or as a part of a HP VMware vSphere fully licensed product. You can update VMware ESXi and vSphere using the standard VMware update tools.vmware. Standard. reliable ProLiant experience. You can also upgrade HP VMware ESXi and vSphere Standalone Edition to any of the fully licensed products for VMware vSphere including Essentials.

It coordinates the resources and activities of individual hosts to efficiently distribute virtual machines and tolerate hardware downtime across a data center. vSphere Client can manage a standalone host by connecting directly to the host. see the HP website (http:// www.VMware vSphere includes the following components: • Virtual machine – A virtual machine is a software-based computer capable of running an operating system such as Microsoft® Windows® or GNU/Linux as if the operating system is installed on a physical machine. Management network – A management network enables the server administrator to manage discrete physical servers without relying on a general purpose communications network.com/go/icvcenter). storage. memory. or manage multiple hosts by connecting to a vCenter Server machine. automates system administration tasks. remote control. enabling comprehensive monitoring. and power optimization directly from the vCenter console. This dedicated network enables a reliable connection to the hardware in the event of a network failure. HP storage network – A storage network enables virtual machines to access Storage Area Network (SAN) devices similarly to physical servers. Virtual machine communication network – A virtual machine communication network is built on the traditional. see the HP website (http:// www. virtual machine traffic is brokered through a general purpose network if the virtual machines are on discrete servers. vSphere Client – vSphere Client is the primary interface for interacting with hosts and virtual machines.com/go/vsa). and network resources for one or more virtual machines. HP recommends HP StorageWorks SAN solutions. For more information. HP Insight Control for VMware vCenter Server – The HP Insight Control extension for VMware vCenter Server delivers powerful HP server host management capabilities to virtualization administrators.hp. Hosts provide processor. • • • Additional HP components that complete your virtualization infrastructure: • • • • • 6 Overview . The medium for a storage network can be Fibre Channel or Ethernet. and centralizes remote management sessions. vCenter Server – vCenter Server continuously monitors your virtual infrastructure. As with physical servers. Virtual machine communication on the same physical server is handled by a virtual switch within the server. Virtual SAN Appliance – HP P4000 Virtual SAN Appliance Software (VSA) provides another way to implement a virtual server high availability solution without the need for separate external shared-storage devices. For more information.hp. general purpose communication network. Host – A host is a physical machine running platform virtualization software such as ESXi and vSphere.

www1. To configure a server using VMware ESXi and vSphere: 1. For more information on supported flash devices. Set up the server hardware. For instructions on accessing the internal flash media (USB flash drive or SD card) port.com/products/servers/vmware/supportmatrix/ hpvmware.hp. see the ROM-Based Setup Utility User Guide.supported hard drive Secure Digital (SD) memory card Flash media (USB flash drive) NOTE: A flash device hosting ESXi and vSphere should not be used to store any other data. VMware ESXi and vSphere 5. 5.www1. see the server documentation available at: http://www. 3.hp.html.hp. iLO 3 or iLO 4 Advanced Pack. iLO 3 or iLO 4 Integrated Remote Console remotely from a network client with a web browser. You must install the flash media into the internal port on the server. or move the ISO image to a location accessible using the virtual media capabilities of HP iLO 2.3 Configuration HP recommends using the ProLiant firmware as documented in the HP ProLiant Server and Option firmware and driver support recipe at http://vibsdepot. see the server documentation. Remotely – Use the iLO 2.com. Burn the installation ISO to a CD. NOTE: Some ProLiant servers require the use of the HP Custom Image as it includes the network and storage drivers required to successfully install. 2. 7 .com/go/ VMware/esxi). iLO 3 or iLO 4. For more information on server firmware. Remote setup requires the HP iLO 2. HP recommends using the HP Custom Image available at (http://h18004.hp. 4. see the server documentation.vmware.com/ products/servers/software/vmware/esxi-image. NOTE: The CD is bootable. Boot the server and install the HP VMware ESXi and vSphere product either to the hard drive or to flash media (USB flash drive or SD card). Access the server console using one of the following ways: • • Locally – Use a local keyboard and monitor.html).com/go/server/firmware/ updates. For hardware requirements. and if wanted. This is documented in the HP OS Support Matrix at http://h18004.X only supports the following installation destinations: Any HP. NOTE: • • • For information related to RBSU. connect the server to the network.www1. The remote graphics capability is included with BL servers.com/ tryvmware/?p=esxi). install the flash media into the internal port on the server. If you install to flash media (USB flash drive or SD card). Download the installation ISO from the HP website (http://h18004. see the HP website (http://www. which is sold separately for HP ProLiant ML and DL servers.hp.hp.com/products/ servers/software/vmware/esxi-image.html) or the VMware website (https://www.

1 1. select Enable. and user accounts. a. you can select Intel® Virtualization Technology or AMD® Virtualization. b. The server reboots. However. The Maximum Performance Power Profile on newer platforms contains this and other settings. or delete a logical drive for the Smart Array Controller using local storage. press F8 to configure iLO 2. Enable CPU virtualization. The server reboots. Scroll down to the supported processor (either Intel® Virtualization Technology or AMD® Virtualization). f. press F8 to create. the instructions for disabling in ROM Based Setup Utility (RBSU) are: 8 Configuration . and then press F9 to enter ROM Based Setup Utility (RBSU). Scroll down to Advanced Options. view. At the next screen. iLO 3 and iLO 4 and the Smart Array controller. 10. A menu appears to change the device boot order. and then press Enter. global settings. d. c. For more information. see the HP Integrated Lights-Out 2 User Guide. By default. b. and then press Enter. e. To modify the boot order. and then press F9 to enter RBSU. For more information. you must press the correct function key when prompted to enter setup mode to configure boot order. Scroll down to Processor Options. see the Configuring Arrays on HP Smart Array Controllers Reference Guide. select the device you want to move. e. Select Power Management Options. configure hardware virtualization. and configure iLO 2. c. and then press Enter. For CPU-specific virtualization capabilities. Save the configuration changes. If you are not in RBSU. this setting also causes the platform to consume maximum amount of energy. Save the configuration changes. If you are not in RBSU. c. Scroll down to Standard Boot Order (IPL). Choosing the HP Maximum Power Profile setting in RBSU will lead to increased I/O performance for your virtual machines in high traffic situations. d. You must perform this step for supporting Windows® 64-bit operating systems and all guest 64-bit operating systems such as Linux. Select Maximum Performance. and then press F9 to enter RBSU. 6. and then press Enter. NOTE: On older server models. For customers who do not want to use the HP Dynamic Smart Array. boot the server. and then exit. directory settings. Select HP Power Profile. Change the default Power Profile (Optional). 7. and then press Enter. d. 8. and then press Enter. iLO 3 or iLO 4 network parameters. Please assess the needs of your configuration when choosing Power Profiles. When prompted at POST. flash media is configured to boot before the hard drive. select that option.NOTE: After you boot up the server. Boot the server. and then exit. 9. If that is the case. a. b. HP Integrated Lights-Out 3 User Guide or HP Integrated Lights-Out 4 User Guide. Familiarize yourself with the following steps and prompts. If you are installing to flash media (USB flash drive or SD card): a. you may see an option for HP Static High Performance Mode instead of Maximum Performance. When prompted. e. Configure the flash device to boot before the hard drive. each prompt is available for only a few seconds during the boot process. boot the server. Ensure the flash media is set to boot before the hard drive.

a. select HP Smart Array B320i Raid Configuration and change it to DISABLED. 9 . b. For SAS. select SATA Controller Options and go to Embedded SATA Configuration and change it to ENABLE SATA AHCI SUPPORT. c. go to System Options. For SATA. go to System Options. Press F9 during post to enter RBSU.

restore data from the backup files. 8. Click Connect. The connected drive icon turns green. 10 Installation . and then log in to iLO 2 by entering the iLO specific IP Address and credentials. c. After the installation. b. Enter the path or file name of the image (ISO file) in the text box. when installation is complete. HP Blade System c-Class server blades include a license for Virtual Media. iLO 3 or iLO 4 Installing the software image remotely using iLO 2 Verify that the server has the appropriate iLO 2 license to use Virtual Media. via Remote Console Virtual Media 1. For more information about hosting and managing a VMware ESXi and vSphere virtualization environment on ProLiant servers. Choose one of the following options: a. If performing restoration or recovery. To complete the installation. configure HP SIM or HP Insight Control for VMware vCenter Server. The connected drive icon turns green. The connected drive icon turns red. Remote Console 1. select Local Media Drive. via Virtual Media 2. b. 2. b. (Optional) To discover and manage this server. contact an HP authorized reseller. see the HP website (http:// www. 5. 7. and then boot the server. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.4 Installation Installing the software image locally 1. For more information. or click Browse to locate the image file. select Local Image File. Select the Virtual Media tab. and then log in to iLO 2 by entering the iLO specific IP Address and credentials. Select Virtual Media. c. Place the installation CD into the CD-ROM drive. the HP iLO 2 Advanced Pack license is required and is sold separately. Under the Virtual CD/DVD-ROM section. a. Under the Virtual CD/DVD-ROM section. Open a web browser on your local machine. Open a web browser on your local machine. 4. Click Connect. For other servers. Installing the software image remotely using iLO 2. go to the Virtual Media Applet and click on Disconnect under the Virtual CD/DVD-ROM section. follow the prompts generated by the installation CD. Following are the procedures to install the software image remotely using iLO 2: 1.com/go/VMware). and then select the Virtual Media Applet. 6. Local Image File–Proceed to step 5.hp. 3. Local Media Drive–Proceed to step 4. or click Browse to locate the image file. 2. a. 2. Enter the path or file name of the image (ISO file) in the text box.

If performing restoration or recovery. To complete the installation. Enter the path or file name of the image (ISO file) in the text box.pdf Installing the software image remotely using iLO 2. go toCD/DVD and unselect Virtual Image or unselect D:. see "Deploying and updating VMware vSphere 5. An Application Run – Security Warning dialog box may appear. see the VMware website (http://www.vmware. 7. 2.3. For other servers. go toCD/DVD and select Virtual Image or select D: (if the image is burned on a CD/DVD).com/products/vi/esx/). Under Integrated Remote Console select Launch or select Launch under the Java Integrated Remote Console to access the system KVM from a Java applet-based console. Click on any of these options: • • • • Integrated Remote Console Integrated Remote Console Fullscreen Remote Console Remote Serial Console 4. Select the Virtual Media tab. • 5. follow the prompts generated by the installation CD. open a web browser on your local machine. For mounting the ISO image file on: • the Integrated Remote Console: Go to Virtual Drives menu and select the Image File CD-ROM/DVD check box. the HP iLO 3 or iLO 4 Advanced Pack license is required and is sold separately. For more information on vSphere 5. After the installation. and then log in to iLO 3 or iLO 4 by entering the iLO specific IP Address. To complete the installation.0 on HP ProLiant Servers" at http://bizsupport1. when installation is complete.X deployment. and then click Mount beside Image. and click Open to mount the file. 6. or browse to locate the ISO image file. when installation is complete.austin. follow the prompts generated by the installation CD. Verify that the server has the appropriate iLO 3 or iLO 4 license to use the Virtual Media.hp. For more information about VMware and setting up your virtualized environment. enter the path or file name of the image (ISO file) in the text box. restore data from the backup files.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/ c03135150/c03135150. and click Open to mount the file. iLO 3 or iLO 4 1 1 . or browse to locate the ISO image file. For more information. 5. click Run to download the Integrated Remote Console. 3. Expand the Remote Console from the left navigation screen and select the Remote Console. restore data from the backup files. 4. the Java Integrated Remote Console: From the Virtual Drives menu. enter the path or file name of the image (ISO file) in the text box. or browse to locate the image file. For Java Integrated Remote Console: From the Virtual Drives menu. HP Blade System c-Class server blades include a license for Virtual Media. go to the Virtual Media and click on Unmount. If performing restoration or recovery. 6. contact an HP authorized reseller. Installing the software image remotely using iLO 3 and iLO4 1. After the installation: • • For Integrated Remote Console: Go to the Virtual Drives menu and unselect the Image File CD-ROM/DVD check box.

5 Activating the standalone license When downloading the ESXi and vSphere image from HP or VMware. To obtain a permanent license serial number: 1. 12 Activating the standalone license .vmware. Use the vSphere Client to insert the license serial number.com/tryvmware/). 2. Register at the VMware website (https://www. the installation ISO includes a trial serial number. Download the serial number. 3.

13 . Enterprise or Enterprise Plus or their respective Acceleration kits. Essentials Plus. Standard. follow the instructions included in your package to redeem and apply the license.6 Upgrading to a full license If you purchase a license for VMware vSphere Essentials.

For more information on this process. 14 Updating VMware ESXi and vSphere 5.hp.doc_50/ GUID-F7191592-048B-40C7-A610-CFEE6A790AB0.html). The updates and patches are delivered and installed by VMware Update Manager (VUM). Updates to HP value-add components are provided and delivered by HP and are available from the HP Online Depot at: http://vibsdepot.vmware.X .com.update_manager.X Updates and patches for VMware ESXi and vSphere are provided and delivered by VMware. see the VUM Administration Guide (http://pubs. These updates and patches include the latest ESXi and vSphere software from VMware.vmware.vsphere.7 Updating VMware ESXi and vSphere 5.com/ vsphere-50/topic/com.

All preconfigured settings. user data and license information is lost.8 Recovering from a system failure If you encounter a system failure and need to reinstall the software. see “Installation” (page 10) IMPORTANT: Using the installation CD completely erases all existing data and user configuration. After reinstalling the software you must reapply your licenses. 15 .