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HP ML350 - ProLiant - G6 Getting Started Manual

Hp vmware esxi 4.0 getting started guide
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HP VMware ESXi 4.0
Getting Started guide


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  • Page 1 HP VMware ESXi 4.0 Getting Started guide...
  • Page 2 Overview Thank you for downloading HP VMware ESXi 4.0. HP has seamlessly integrated VMware ESXi, delivering active HP ProLiant management and consolidated lifecycle management for a consistent, reliable ProLiant experience. HP CIM (Common Information Module) providers proactively surface hardware monitoring data to deliver the most up-to-date server state information possible. HP CIM providers and VMware ESXi provide active hardware management using HP SIM (Systems Insight Manager).
  • Page 3 Understanding VMware infrastructure 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 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.
  • Page 4 Additional HP components that complete your virtualization infrastructure Management network—A management network enables the server administrator to manage discrete, physical servers without relying on a general purpose communications network. This dedicated network enables a reliable connection to the hardware in the event of a network failure. Virtual machine communication network—A virtual machine communication network is built on the traditional, general-purpose communication network.
  • Page 5 NOTE: The CD-is bootable. Boot the server and choose to install the HP VMware ESXi product either to the hard drive or to flash media (USB key or SD card). You must install the flash media into the internal port on your ProLiant server. Set up the server hardware, and if desired, connect the server to your network.
  • Page 6 a. If you are not in RBSU, boot the server, and then press F9 to enter ROM Based Setup Utility (RBSU). b. Scroll down to Advanced Options, and press Enter. c. Scroll down to Processor Options, and press Enter. d. Scroll down to the servers supported processor (either Intel® Virtualization Technology or AMD®...
  • Page 7: Recovering From A System Failure

    Follow the prompts generated by the installation CD to complete the installation. If performing restoration or recovery, when installation is complete, restore from backup files. (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 (
  • Page 8 © Copyright 2008, 2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.

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