Dell PowerEdge R220 wasn’t showing me any stats about my server components inside vSphere, even with the Dell Customized ESXi 6.5 ISO.
So I took to installing the OpenManage 8.4 VIB, similar to my 8.4 install on 5.5
First, I’m noting that there isn’t a release of the VIB for 6.5 that I can find, so I used Dell OpenManage 8.4 VIB for ESXi 6.0 with success.
UPDATE 4/28/2017: Dell has released OMSA 8.5 and a VIB for ESXi 6.0-6.5.
UPDATE 2/28/2017: The 6.5 VIB is available from Dell (thanks, MikeyRod1981), although I have not tested this yet:
Here’s my ESXi host after a fresh Dell Customized 6.5 install:
Most of the components aren’t reading correctly. I rebooted a few times to see if this would kick in, but it didn’t.
After installing the VIB, this screen shows me the proper readings.
[Scroll to bottom of this post to see]
UPDATE: The 6.5 VIB (i have not tested) can be downloaded here:
You’ll need to SSH into your host and execute a command to install this VIB.
SSH must be enabled on your hypervisor
- Upload the ZIP to your datastore
- Login via SSH to host
- Execute the installation
- Wait 2-5min (or until prompted)
- Reboot host
To execute the installation:
esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/datastore1/OM..
After typing OM (don’t enter ..) immediately hit <TAB> on your keyboard and it will enter the rest of the file name. I’d rather not type that all out anyways.
This should take a couple minutes, then reboot the host and you’re okay.
After it booted back up, I checked my components and their readings:
Now my hypervisor is in-tune with its hardware and furthermore I can utilize Dell OpenManage Server Administrator to manage the system.
Since this is ESXi 6.0 VIB on ESXi 6.5, I can’t provide support or guarantee functionality of this in production.
If there are any issues or feedback I would love to hear.