Wer wie ich zur Zeit ein eigenes ESXi Image benötigt inkl. Software von HP und FusionIO, der kann diese kurze Anleitung vielleicht gebrauchen. Damit habe ich ein aktuelles ESXi 5.5 Image inkl. aktuelle HP Software und FusionIO Treiber erstellt und schon 10 ESXi-Server installiert.

Herunterladen des Zip-Files von VMware

Herunterladen der Software von FusionIO

PowerCLI öffnen und dahin wechseln wo das Zip-File liegt

PowerCLI C:\Users\User\Downloads> ls

Verzeichnis: C:\Users\User\Downloads

Mode LastWriteTime Length Name

---- ------------- ------ ----

-a--- 06.02.2015 11:51 333533064 ESXi550-201502001.zip

-a--- 22.10.2013 16:46 297072 libvsl-1.0.0-550-offline-bundle.

-a--- 21.10.2013 14:51 1738984 scsi-iomemory-vsl-55L-

3. EsxSoftwareDepot hinzufügen

PowerCLI C:\Users\User\Downloads> Add-EsxSoftwareDepot .\ESXi550-201502001.zip

Depot Url



PowerCLI C:\Users\User\Downloads> Add-EsxSoftwareDepot .\libvsl-1.0.0-550-offline-bundle.

Depot Url



PowerCLI C:\Users\User\Downloads> Add-EsxSoftwareDepot .\scsi-iomemory-vsl-55L-


Depot Url



Hinzufügen des HP-Depots

PowerCLI C:\Users\User\Downloads> Add-EsxSoftwareDepot http://vibsdepot.hp.com/hpq/dec2014/index.xml

Depot Url



EsxSoftwareDepot Überprüfen

PowerCLI C:\Users\User\Downloads> Get-EsxSoftwareDepot

Depot Url





PowerCLI C:\Users\User\Downloads> Get-EsxSoftwarePackage -Name esx-base

Name Version Vendor Creation Date

---- ------- ------ -------------

esx-base 5.5.0-2.55.2456374 VMware 22.01.2015 00...
PowerCLI C:\Users\User\Downloads> Get-EsxImageProfile | ft -Autosize

Name Vendor Last Modified Acceptance Level

---- ------ ------------- ----------------

ESXi-5.5.0-20150204001-standard VMware, Inc. 23.01.2015 03:45:57 PartnerSupported

ESXi-5.5.0-20150204001-no-tools VMware, Inc. 23.01.2015 03:45:57 PartnerSupported

Profile Clonen

New-EsxImageProfile -CloneProfile ESXi-5.5.0-20150204001-standard -Name ESXi-5.5.0-20150204001-HP-FusionIO -AcceptanceLevel PartnerSupported

Name Vendor Last Modified Acceptance Level

---- ------ ------------- ----------------

ESXi-5.5.0-20150204001-HP-F... XXX 23.01.2015 0... PartnerSupported

Hinzufügen der Softwarepakete

Add-EsxSoftwarePackage -ImageProfile ESXi-5.5.0-20150204001-HP-FusionIO -SoftwarePackage hp-ams,libvsl,hponcfg,hp-smx-provider,hpnmi,scsi-iomemory-vsl,hpbootcfg,hpssacli,hp-esxi-fc-enablement,char-hpilo | Select -ExpandProperty Depends

Überprüfen der SoftwarePakete

Get-EsxSoftwarePackage | where {$_.Vendor -eq "Hewlett-Packard" -or $_.Vendor -eq "Fusion-io" } | Format-Table -AutoSize


Name                  Version                          Vendor          Creation Date     

----                  -------                          ------          -------------     

libvsl                550.sdk.1.0.0-vsl.     Fusion-io       12.10.2013 00:19:09

hponcfg                  Hewlett-Packard 14.07.2014 18:49:14

hpnmi                 500.2.3.12-434156                Hewlett-Packard 20.02.2014 12:00:00

hp-smx-limited        500.           Hewlett-Packard 03.07.2014 04:00:36

hp-smx-limited        550.           Hewlett-Packard 06.02.2014 06:51:53

scsi-iomemory-vsl  Fusion-io       12.10.2013 00:18:59

hpssacli              Hewlett-Packard 06.12.2013 05:02:25

hponcfg              Hewlett-Packard 03.04.2014 00:09:07

hp-smx-provider       500.           Hewlett-Packard 03.07.2014 04:08:48

hpssacli                Hewlett-Packard 29.07.2014 17:29:11

hp-smx-provider       550.           Hewlett-Packard 06.02.2014 07:26:33

hpbootcfg           Hewlett-Packard 27.11.2013 18:50:47

hpnmi                 550.2.3.5-1198610                Hewlett-Packard 31.10.2013 19:50:14

hp-esxi-fc-enablement 500.2.1.8-434156                 Hewlett-Packard 08.09.2014 19:44:41

hp-conrep                Hewlett-Packard 14.07.2014 18:48:57

hpbootcfg             Hewlett-Packard 27.11.2013 18:44:33

char-hpilo            500.  Hewlett-Packard 31.03.2014 19:44:41

hptestevent           Hewlett-Packard 31.10.2013 19:06:15

hp-ams                550.9.6.0-12.1198610             Hewlett-Packard 15.02.2014 18:58:47

char-hpcru        Hewlett-Packard 31.03.2014 19:44:41

char-hpcru       Hewlett-Packard 31.03.2014 19:44:41

hp-ams                500.10.0.1-07.434156             Hewlett-Packard 09.09.2014 17:03:44

hp-esxi-fc-enablement 550.1.6.19-1198610               Hewlett-Packard 18.02.2014 19:44:41

hptestevent          Hewlett-Packard 31.10.2013 19:05:15

char-hpilo            550. Hewlett-Packard 31.03.2014 19:44:41

Export des Images als Zip-File, das kann man super Benutzen um bestehende ESXi-Server zu aktualisieren.

Export-EsxImageProfile -ImageProfile ESXi-5.5.0-20150204001-HP-FusionIO -ExportToBundle -FilePath C:\Users\XXX\Downloads\ESXI-Image\rdy\ESXi-5.5.0-20150204001-HP-FusionIO-23022015.zip

Export des Image als ISO-File für eine Neuinstallation.

Export-EsxImageProfile -ImageProfile ESXi-5.5.0-20150204001-HP-FusionIO -ExportToIso -FilePath C:\Users\XXX\Downloads\ESXI-Image\rdy\ESXi-5.5.0-20150204001-HP-FusionIO-23022015.iso

Hoffe es Hilft




Enable CPU-Hot Plug and RAM-Hot Add at Virtual machines on VMware vCenter 5

Update 12.02.2013 / Gabrie post in the comments a important extra info about Hot-Add and post the link to the blog from Duncan Eppinghttp://www.yellow-bricks.com/2012/01/16/enabling-hot-add-by-default-cc-gabvirtualworld/ it's important to read this!!!

vSphere Virtual Machine Administration, Chapter 8 “Configuring Virtual Machines”, Section “Change CPU Hot Plug Settings in the … Client”, page 94.


Some conditions and requirements for CPU Hot Plug

To enable new CPU after adding a new CPU. You can use this script:

Hot add cpu to supported Linux guestOS

# William Lam
# http://engineering.ucsb.edu/~duonglt/vmware/
# hot-add cpu to LINUX system using vSphere ESX(i) 4.0
# 08/09/2009

for CPU in $(ls /sys/devices/system/cpu/ | grep cpu | grep -v idle)
echo "Found cpu: "${CPU_DIR}" ..."
if [ -f "${CPU_STATE_FILE}" ]; then
STATE=$(cat "${CPU_STATE_FILE}" | grep 1)
if [ "${STATE}" == "1" ]; then
echo -e "t${CPU} already online"
echo -e "t${CPU} is new cpu, onlining cpu ..."
echo 1 > "${CPU_STATE_FILE}"
echo -e "t${CPU} already configured prior to hot-add"

Hot adding memory in Linux

ONLY for Suse Linux Enterprise Linux 11

Note: These instructions work for SLES OS. Other distributions may be different.

To enable acpi_memhotplug, run this command within the SLES virtual machine:

modprobe acpi_memhotplug

Using vSphere Client, edit the virtual machine settings to increase the memory assigned to the virtual machine. For more information, see Increasing the amount of memory assigned to a virtual machine (1004059).

Bring the memory online in /sys/devices/system/memory with the command:

echo online > /sys/devices/system/memory/memory[number]/state

Run this command to check the state of the memory, looking for memory that appears offline:

grep line /sys/devices/system/memory/*/state

If memory appears as offline, set it to online with the command:

echo online > /sys/devices/system/memory/memory[number]/state

Verify that you can see the extra memory with the command:

free -m

Expert Mode: PowerCLI

This Works when System is online, but need one "cold" start to enable this function.

Enable-MemHotAdd and Enable-vCpuHotAdd

Function Enable-MemHotAdd($vm){
$vmview = Get-vm $vm | Get-View
$vmConfigSpec = New-Object VMware.Vim.VirtualMachineConfigSpec

$extra = New-Object VMware.Vim.optionvalue
$vmConfigSpec.extraconfig += $extra

Function Enable-vCpuHotAdd($vm){
$vmview = Get-vm $vm | Get-View
$vmConfigSpec = New-Object VMware.Vim.VirtualMachineConfigSpec

$extra = New-Object VMware.Vim.optionvalue
$vmConfigSpec.extraconfig += $extra



Good information about hot-add cpu and memory can found here


Da ich zur Zeit ein bisschen mit Power Shell rumspiele und es mich sehr Nervt, wenn ich eine Ausgabe mache aber die Namen andauernd gekürzt werden, hier die Lösung für mein Problem

Um die Anzeige bei diversen Ausgaben richtig anzuzeigen:

Beispiel ohne Parameter:

Beispiel mit Parameter:


get-vm Admin-VM-* | ft -autosize

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