HP integrated VMware ESXi 3.5 Update 5 Getting Started guide...
Overview Thank you for downloading HP integrated VMware ESXi 3.5. Update 5. HP has seamlessly integrated VMware ESXi, delivering active HP ProLiant management and consolidated lifecycle management for a consistent, reliable ProLiant experience. HP Common Information Module (CIM) providers and integrated VMware ESXi provide active hardware management using HP Systems Insight Manager (SIM).
Understanding VMware infrastructure The following components make up VMware infrastructure: Virtual machine—A virtual machine is a software-based computer capable of running an operating system such as Microsoft® Windows® or GNU/Linux just as if the operating system is installed on a physical machine. Host—A host is a physical machine running platform virtualization software such as ESXi.
Virtual machine communication network—A virtual machine communication network is built on the traditional, general-purpose communication network. As with physical servers, virtual machine traffic is brokered through a general-purpose network if the virtual machines are on different, discrete servers. Virtual machine communication on the same physical server is handled by a virtual switch within the server.
If you install to flash media (USB or SD card,) you must install the flash media into the internal port on your ProLiant server. For instructions on how to access the internal flash media (USB or SD card) port, see the server documentation included with your server. For hardware requirements, see the server documentation included with your server.
e. At the next screen select Enable, and press Enter. Save configuration changes, and then exit. The server reboots. To configure iLO network parameters, directory settings, global settings, and user accounts, when prompted at POST, press F8. For more information, see the HP Integrated Lights-Out 2 User Guide. To create, view, or delete a logical drive for the Smart Array Controller using local storage, press F8 when prompted.
(Optional) To discover and manage this server, configure HP SIM. For more information about hosting and managing a VMware ESXi virtualization environment on ProLiant servers, see the HP website (http://www.hp.com/go/VMware). For more information about VMware and setting up your virtualized environment, see the VMware website (http://www.vmware.com/products/vi/esx/).