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Welcome to the partner-managed ESXi convergence tools list. This list is provided as a convenience by VMware to highlight partner-managed tools which are now available on ESXi with 5.0.

Note: This list is not meant to be a comprehensive list of management tools. Please contact your preferred VMware partner for more information on ESXi management tools readiness.

VMware® ESXi is the next-generation hypervisor, providing a new foundation for virtual infrastructure. This innovative architecture operates independently from any general-purpose operating system, offering improved security, increased reli¬≠ability, and simplified management. This compact architecture is designed for integration directly into virtualization-optimized and certified server hardware, enabling rapid installation, con¬≠figuration, and deployment. To learn more about ESXi, and how it differs from ESX, go to http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/esxi-and-esx/overview.html.

PartnerBrocade
Tools
Tool Version Description Compatible ESXi Footnote
bcu Version 3.0.0 CLI management tool for Brocade's storage adapters ESX 4.x, ESXi 5.0 On ESXi 5.0 systems, BCU runs as an ESXCLI plug-in in the ESXi userworld environment.
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2001842
PartnerHitachi
Tools
Tool Version Description Compatible ESXi Footnote
hfcmcup -- Update or restore FLASH-ROM ESX 4.x Replaced by Hitachi CIM provider on ESXi 5.0.
hfcmcup -- Transfer FLASH-ROM data into hardware without OS reboot ESX 4.x Replaced by Hitachi CIM provider on ESXi 5.0.
Hitachi CIM Provider -- CIM provider with support for many standard CIM profiles ESXi 5.0 See See Downloading CIM provider for Hitachi FC-HBA (KB 2001547).
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2004169
PartnerHP
Tools
Tool Version Description Compatible ESXi Footnote
HP CIM Providers -- WBEM Providers for ProLiant Monitoring, Management and FW updating ESXi 4.0, ESXi 4.1, ESXi 5.0* * - HP provides versions of these components that are tested and compatible with the version of ESXi listed. A single version of these components does not support all of the listed versions of ESXi.
HP NMI Driver -- Driver to enable proper reporting of NMI events ESXi 4.1, ESXi 5.0* * - HP provides versions of these components that are tested and compatible with the version of ESXi listed. A single version of these components does not support all of the listed versions of ESXi.
HP Utility Offline Bundle -- Delivers the HP Boot Configuration utility and HP iLO Configuration utility for online configuration ESXi 5.0
HP Insight Control for VMware vCenter -- VMware vCenter plug-in that provides a high level of monitoring and management of HP ProLiant servers inside VMware vCenter ESXi 4.0, ESXi 4.1, ESXi 5.0* * - HP provides versions of these components that are tested and compatible with the version of ESXi listed. A single version of these components does not support all of the listed versions of ESXi.
HP Custom ESXi Image -- ESXi custom image with HP management tools and required drivers integrated with VMware's standard ESXi ISO ESXi 5.0 * - HP provides versions of these components that are tested and compatible with the version of ESXi listed. A single version of these components does not support all of the listed versions of ESXi.
HP ESXi 5.0 ImageProfile -- ESXi 5.0 ImageProfile defining the components that HP includes in the custom image. It can be used by customers to create their own image or as a starting point for AutoDeploy support. ESXi 5.0
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2004171
PartnerLSI
Tools
Tool Version Description Compatible ESXi Footnote
MegaCLI -- CLI for managing MR controllers ESXi 5.0
MegaRAID Storage Manager -- GUI application for managing MR controllers ESXi 5.0
LSI SMI-S Provider -- CIM provider for LSI MegaRAID, LSI SAS IR, LSI SAS IR2 and MegaSR ESXi 4.x, ESXi 5.0 See LSI SMi-S CIM Provider Overview for ESXi 5.0 (KB 2001549).
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2004166
PartnerNetApp
Tools
Tool Version Description Compatible ESXi Footnote
mbralign Available in the 'Tools' section of the Virtual Storage Console for VMware vSphere 2.1.1. It is also included with the NetApp ESX Host Utilities. Guest partition block alignment ESXi 4.x, ESXi 5.0 For ESX systems, customers should either download the ESX Host Utilities 5.2.1 (EHU 5.2.1) from NetApp's NOW site and use the mbralign provided in that bundle, or access the mbralign tool from the Virtual Storage Console for VMware vSphere 2.1.1 if deployed.
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2004087

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