HP Software Delivery Repository for VMware – Image Builder, VUM, ESXCLI and ESXi 5

“Overview

Welcome to the HP vibsdepot. This site at http://vibsdepot.hp.com provides our customers and partners with online access to the HP developed VMware® Bundles for use with VMware® vSphere 5.0 Image Builder, Update Manager (VUM) and ESXCLI. It is assumed you are familiar with these applications and command line utilities and if needed should refer to the VMware® vSphere 5.0 documentation along with VMware.com for further information.

The HP bundles that are provided on the vibsdepot are an important solution for the management and configuration of HP Industry Standard Servers and are already integrated in the HP Customized VMware® ESXi 5.0 image available at https://h20392.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=HPVM09.

For a list of HP supplied drivers and versions used in HP Customized VMware® images reference the list at http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/software/vmware-esxi/driver_version.html.

You can also easily install the HP Bundles from vibsdepot on your VMware® ESXi 5.0 image as offline bundle ZIP files with ESXCLI and VUM or integrated as part of your customized ESXi 5.0 image creation with Image Builder.

Use Cases:

  • Directly add the vibsdepot with Image Builder PowerCLI command "Add-EsxSoftwareDepot http://vibsdepot.hp.com" for all the bundles or with any specific bundle subdirectory by appending the respective <bundle-directory> to the URL
  • Directly connect VUM to "http://vibsdepot.hp.com/index.xml"or for a specific bundle subdirectory via http://vibsdepot.hp.com/<bundle-directory>/index.xml
  • Download (or copy)"http://vibsdepot.hp.com/" for all the bundles or any specific bundle subdirectory to your local VMware® depot
  • Download (or copy)"http://vibsdepot.hp.com/" or a specific <bundle-directory>/<offline-bundle-name>.zip to you local management console or to the host and use the ESXCLI command”

You can access the site here.

Posted by Gabriel Maciel

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