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* RECOMMENDED * HPE Dynamic Smart Array Controller Driver for VMware vSphere 6.5 (VIB file).

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Type: Driver - Storage Controller
Version: 5.5.0.102-1(17 Nov 2016)
Operating System(s):
VMware vSphere 6.5
File name: scsi-hpvsa-5.5.0.102-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820.x86_64.vib (708 KB)
The HPE Dynamic Smart Array controller driver (hpvsa) VIB for VMware vSphere 6.5. VIB files are used to update the driver after an OS has already been installed. VIB file version must be higher than the driver version already installed.

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Added VMware vSphere 6.5 support.

To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with this SHA-256 Checksum value:

a8eae7437d58d42ceb8c547ed29519b66abaf13f6da09c7bea91ebce3458d0f4 scsi-hpvsa-5.5.0.102-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820.x86_64.vib

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

VIB file is used to update the hpvsa driver after the vSphere OS is already installed.
esxupdate method does not work for installing drivers on VMware vSphere 6.5.
Driver VIBs may be installed using VMware Workbench, or using the esxcli utility:

1.Configure the server for troubleshooting mode (enable vSphere shell, and enable SSH).

2.Use SCP to push new VIB file onto VMware vSphere 6.5 server

  • scp <vib location> <server’s IP address>:/tmp

3.At VMware vSphere 6.5 server's system console, select Alt-F1

4.Login to vSphere Shell as root

5.cd to /tmp

6.Copy the vib file to /var/log/vmware

  • cp <VIB’s current location in /tmp> /var/log/vmware

7.Install the VIB file using esxcli:

  • esxcli software vib install -v file:<vib’s location in /tmp> --force -no-sig-check -maintenance-mode

8.After install, you’ll need to reboot

9.Verify the version of the hpvsa driver:

  • Use Alt-F1 to login to a command prompt on the server as root
  • cat /proc/driver/hpvsa/hpvsa0 | grep Driver (0 may be other #s, depending on controller #).
  • Verify displayed driver version matches what was installed.

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Version:5.5.0.102-1 (17 Nov 2016)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Added VMware vSphere 6.5 support.


Type: Driver - Storage Controller
Version: 5.5.0.102-1(17 Nov 2016)
Operating System(s):
VMware vSphere 6.5

Description

The HPE Dynamic Smart Array controller driver (hpvsa) VIB for VMware vSphere 6.5. VIB files are used to update the driver after an OS has already been installed. VIB file version must be higher than the driver version already installed.

Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Added VMware vSphere 6.5 support.

Installation Instructions

To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with this SHA-256 Checksum value:

a8eae7437d58d42ceb8c547ed29519b66abaf13f6da09c7bea91ebce3458d0f4 scsi-hpvsa-5.5.0.102-1OEM.550.0.0.1331820.x86_64.vib

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

VIB file is used to update the hpvsa driver after the vSphere OS is already installed.
esxupdate method does not work for installing drivers on VMware vSphere 6.5.
Driver VIBs may be installed using VMware Workbench, or using the esxcli utility:

1.Configure the server for troubleshooting mode (enable vSphere shell, and enable SSH).

2.Use SCP to push new VIB file onto VMware vSphere 6.5 server

  • scp <vib location> <server’s IP address>:/tmp

3.At VMware vSphere 6.5 server's system console, select Alt-F1

4.Login to vSphere Shell as root

5.cd to /tmp

6.Copy the vib file to /var/log/vmware

  • cp <VIB’s current location in /tmp> /var/log/vmware

7.Install the VIB file using esxcli:

  • esxcli software vib install -v file:<vib’s location in /tmp> --force -no-sig-check -maintenance-mode

8.After install, you’ll need to reboot

9.Verify the version of the hpvsa driver:

  • Use Alt-F1 to login to a command prompt on the server as root
  • cat /proc/driver/hpvsa/hpvsa0 | grep Driver (0 may be other #s, depending on controller #).
  • Verify displayed driver version matches what was installed.

Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1


Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Revision History

Version:5.5.0.102-1 (17 Nov 2016)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Added VMware vSphere 6.5 support.