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* RECOMMENDED * Agentless Management Service Offline Bundle for VMware ESXi 6.7

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Type: Software - System Management
Version: 11.5.0(17 Jan 2020)
Operating System(s): VMware vSphere 6.7
File name: ams-esxi6.7-bundle-11.5.0-5.zip (24 MB)
The HPE Agentless Management Service (AMS) is a service that provides support for Agentless Management and Active Health. Agentless Management Service provides a wider range of server information (e.g. OS type and version, installed applications, IP addresses) allowing customers to complement hardware management with OS information and alerting. Agentless Management provides Integrated Lights Out (iLO) based robust management without the complexity of OS-based agents. Active Health provides 24x7 mission control for servers, delivering maximum uptime through automated monitoring, diagnostics and alerting. The contents of the HPE AMS offline bundle include the latest HPE Common Information Model (CIM) Limited Providers, HPE Integrated Lights Out (iLO) driver, HPE Compaq ROM Utility (CRU) driver, HPE Agentless Management Service (AMS) and Fibre Channel (FC) HBA access libraries. The Agentless Management Service (AMS) Offline Bundle only includes the Limited HPE CIM Providers which are not sufficient to support Online Driver and FW update using HPE Smart Update Manager (HPE SUM) and the HPE Service Pack for ProLiant (HPE SPP).

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

f684fea9f321bdaa8901720c9d29d2bbf7aa573e36d0add774477ef0fb3365aa ams-esxi6.7-bundle-11.5.0-5.zip

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


Installation:

Installing Offline Bundles on an ESXi 6.7 Host Using ESXi CLI 6.7 esxcli Utility

You can use the esxcli utility in conjunction with offline bundles or with a depot. This topic describes the procedure using offline bundles.

Prerequisites
Before you can update or patch an ESXi 6.7 host from the command line, you must have access to a machine on which you can run the VMware ESXi Command-Line Interface 6.7 (ESXi CLI). You can install the ESXi CLI on your Microsoft Windows or Linux system. For information about importing or installing the ESXi CLI 6.7, see the VMware ESXi Command-Line Interface Guides.

Procedure 

  1. Power off any virtual machines that are running on the host and place the host into maintenance mode.
  2. Transfer the offline bundle onto the ESXi host local path, or extract it onto an online depot.
  3. Install the bundle on the ESXi host.
    • Install remotely from client, with offline bundle contents on a online depot:  
         esxcli -s <server> -u root -p mypassword software vib install -d <depotURL/bundle-index.xml>
    • Install remotely from client, with offline bundle on ESXi host:  
         esxcli -s <server> -u root -p mypassword software vib install -d <ESXi local path><bundle.zip>
    • Install from ESXi host, with offline bundle on ESXi host:  
         esxcli software vib install -d <ESXi local path><bundle.zip>
  4. After the bundle is installed, reboot the ESXi host for the updates to take effect.
  5. (Optional) Verify that the vibs on the bundle are installed on your ESXi host:
       esxcli -s <server> -u root -p mypassword software vib list
  6. (Optional) Remove individual vibs. <vib name> can be identified by listing the vibs as shown in #5:
       esxcli -s <server> -u root -p mypassword software vib remove -n <vib name>

Installing Offline Bundles on an ESXi 6.7 Host Using VMware vCenter Update Manager

The offline bundle can also be installed from VMware vCenter Update Manager as a patch. For more information and detailed instructions, see the VMware vCenter Update Manager Administration Guide.


Installing HPE ESXi 6.7 AMS Offline Bundle over HPE ESXi 6.7 Management Offline Bundle or vice-versa

If the HPE Custom ISO or the HPE Offline Management Bundle was installed, then no changes are required to use a solution based on Agentless Management vs the full HPE Insight management WBEM Providers and visa-versa.   

The following procedure should be performed only if the HPE Custom ISO or the HPE Offline Management Bundle was installed and afterwards it is desirable to use a solution solely based on Agentless Management.  

Procedure:

  1. Install the HPE ESXi 6.7 AMS Offline Bundle.

The following procedure should be performed only if the AMS bundle was installed and afterwards it is desirable to use a solution based on the full HPE Insight Management WBEM Providers.

 Procedure:

    1. Install the HPE ESXi 6.7 Management Offline Bundle, that includes the full HPE Insight Management WBEM Providers


End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1
Net-SNMP License
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


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


Supported Devices and Features:

VMware ESXi support:

  • VMware ESXi 6.7 U2
  • VMware ESXi 6.7 U3

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


WBEM Providers

  • Fix incorrect CacheOperationalStatus data for Smart Array B140i Controller
  • Fix memory leak issues causing ESXi host to become unresponsive or crash
     

Agentless Management Service

  • Fix buffer overrun when acquiring vib summary from ESXi host database
  • Fix cpqSePciSlotBoardName for empty slots with no CPU
  • Fix cpqSePciSlotBoardName for FC Adapters with specific Device IDs
  • Disable multiple IPv6 support in Gen9 to fix Host discovery issues due to missing support in iLO
  • Fix AMS hang when total IPv6 address string sizes exceed 256 bytes
Version:11.5.0 (17 Jan 2020)
Fixes

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


WBEM Providers

  • Fix incorrect CacheOperationalStatus data for Smart Array B140i Controller
  • Fix memory leak issues causing ESXi host to become unresponsive or crash
     

Agentless Management Service

  • Fix buffer overrun when acquiring vib summary from ESXi host database
  • Fix cpqSePciSlotBoardName for empty slots with no CPU
  • Fix cpqSePciSlotBoardName for FC Adapters with specific Device IDs
  • Disable multiple IPv6 support in Gen9 to fix Host discovery issues due to missing support in iLO
  • Fix AMS hang when total IPv6 address string sizes exceed 256 bytes

Version:11.4.5 (16 Sep 2019)
Fixes

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


Agentless Management Service

Enhancements

Agentless Management Service

  • Added support for HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 524SFP+ Adapter and HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 548SFP+ Adapter

Version:11.4.0 (12 Apr 2019)
Fixes

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


WBEM Providers

  • Fixed false Solid State Disk Wear alert reported by the SmartArray WBEM provider
  • Fixed XML parser issues affecting online Firmware Update

Agentless Management Service

  • Fixed reporting of HPE QLogic NX2 driver components in the cpqHoSwVer MIB to resolve blank Installed driver versions displayed in SUM
Enhancements

Agentless Management Service

  • Added support for cpqiscsi MIB
  • Implement configurable CPU and Memory Usage periodic logging to the iLO AHS (Active Health System) Log

Version:11.3.6 (29 Nov 2018)
Fixes

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


Agentless Management Service

  • Fixed reporting of HPE Software in the cpqHoSwVer MIB to resolve blank Active versions for installed drivers displayed in SUM.
  • Fixed AMS crash when processing a Link Down/Up Trap for a NIC port that has multiple IPV6 addresses.

Version:11.3.5 (2 Oct 2018)
Fixes

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


 

Agentless Management Service

Fixed the data size returned for the ipAddrTable MIB IPaddress which causes some SNMP Client Software such as HPE SIM to fail ESXi host discovery.


Version:11.3.0 (27 Jun 2018)
Fixes

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


Agentless Management Service

  • Fixed to remove heartbeat trap (cpqHo2GenericTrap) delivery at OS boot when periodic test trap feature is disabled
  • Fixed memory leak partly caused by AMS running in the OS init resource group
  • Fixed reporting of the embedded SATA controller to resolve missing drives in the iLO Storage Tab display
Enhancements

Agentless Management Service

  • Added reporting of OS Logical Disk Volume Configuration and Utilization to iLO's Active Health System Log 

Version:11.2.0 (20 Apr 2018)
Enhancements

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


Agentless Management Service

  • Added reporting of proper part number for HPE Dual 8GB MicroSD EM USB Device 
  • Added support for reporting multiple IPV6 addresses configured for Ethernet ports
  • Added support for Periodic heartbeat trap (cpqHo2GenericTrap)
  • Added support for Host OS Graceful shutdown due to Critical Thermal/Fan Failure events in HPE Gen10 Servers

Type: Software - System Management
Version: 11.5.0(17 Jan 2020)
Operating System(s):
VMware vSphere 6.7

Description

The HPE Agentless Management Service (AMS) is a service that provides support for Agentless Management and Active Health. Agentless Management Service provides a wider range of server information (e.g. OS type and version, installed applications, IP addresses) allowing customers to complement hardware management with OS information and alerting. Agentless Management provides Integrated Lights Out (iLO) based robust management without the complexity of OS-based agents. Active Health provides 24x7 mission control for servers, delivering maximum uptime through automated monitoring, diagnostics and alerting. The contents of the HPE AMS offline bundle include the latest HPE Common Information Model (CIM) Limited Providers, HPE Integrated Lights Out (iLO) driver, HPE Compaq ROM Utility (CRU) driver, HPE Agentless Management Service (AMS) and Fibre Channel (FC) HBA access libraries. The Agentless Management Service (AMS) Offline Bundle only includes the Limited HPE CIM Providers which are not sufficient to support Online Driver and FW update using HPE Smart Update Manager (HPE SUM) and the HPE Service Pack for ProLiant (HPE SPP).

Installation Instructions

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

f684fea9f321bdaa8901720c9d29d2bbf7aa573e36d0add774477ef0fb3365aa ams-esxi6.7-bundle-11.5.0-5.zip

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


Installation:

Installing Offline Bundles on an ESXi 6.7 Host Using ESXi CLI 6.7 esxcli Utility

You can use the esxcli utility in conjunction with offline bundles or with a depot. This topic describes the procedure using offline bundles.

Prerequisites
Before you can update or patch an ESXi 6.7 host from the command line, you must have access to a machine on which you can run the VMware ESXi Command-Line Interface 6.7 (ESXi CLI). You can install the ESXi CLI on your Microsoft Windows or Linux system. For information about importing or installing the ESXi CLI 6.7, see the VMware ESXi Command-Line Interface Guides.

Procedure 

  1. Power off any virtual machines that are running on the host and place the host into maintenance mode.
  2. Transfer the offline bundle onto the ESXi host local path, or extract it onto an online depot.
  3. Install the bundle on the ESXi host.
    • Install remotely from client, with offline bundle contents on a online depot:  
         esxcli -s <server> -u root -p mypassword software vib install -d <depotURL/bundle-index.xml>
    • Install remotely from client, with offline bundle on ESXi host:  
         esxcli -s <server> -u root -p mypassword software vib install -d <ESXi local path><bundle.zip>
    • Install from ESXi host, with offline bundle on ESXi host:  
         esxcli software vib install -d <ESXi local path><bundle.zip>
  4. After the bundle is installed, reboot the ESXi host for the updates to take effect.
  5. (Optional) Verify that the vibs on the bundle are installed on your ESXi host:
       esxcli -s <server> -u root -p mypassword software vib list
  6. (Optional) Remove individual vibs. <vib name> can be identified by listing the vibs as shown in #5:
       esxcli -s <server> -u root -p mypassword software vib remove -n <vib name>

Installing Offline Bundles on an ESXi 6.7 Host Using VMware vCenter Update Manager

The offline bundle can also be installed from VMware vCenter Update Manager as a patch. For more information and detailed instructions, see the VMware vCenter Update Manager Administration Guide.


Installing HPE ESXi 6.7 AMS Offline Bundle over HPE ESXi 6.7 Management Offline Bundle or vice-versa

If the HPE Custom ISO or the HPE Offline Management Bundle was installed, then no changes are required to use a solution based on Agentless Management vs the full HPE Insight management WBEM Providers and visa-versa.   

The following procedure should be performed only if the HPE Custom ISO or the HPE Offline Management Bundle was installed and afterwards it is desirable to use a solution solely based on Agentless Management.  

Procedure:

  1. Install the HPE ESXi 6.7 AMS Offline Bundle.

The following procedure should be performed only if the AMS bundle was installed and afterwards it is desirable to use a solution based on the full HPE Insight Management WBEM Providers.

 Procedure:

    1. Install the HPE ESXi 6.7 Management Offline Bundle, that includes the full HPE Insight Management WBEM Providers


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
HPE Software License Agreement v1
Net-SNMP License
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


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


Supported Devices and Features:

VMware ESXi support:

  • VMware ESXi 6.7 U2
  • VMware ESXi 6.7 U3

Fixes

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


WBEM Providers

  • Fix incorrect CacheOperationalStatus data for Smart Array B140i Controller
  • Fix memory leak issues causing ESXi host to become unresponsive or crash
     

Agentless Management Service

  • Fix buffer overrun when acquiring vib summary from ESXi host database
  • Fix cpqSePciSlotBoardName for empty slots with no CPU
  • Fix cpqSePciSlotBoardName for FC Adapters with specific Device IDs
  • Disable multiple IPv6 support in Gen9 to fix Host discovery issues due to missing support in iLO
  • Fix AMS hang when total IPv6 address string sizes exceed 256 bytes

Revision History

Version:11.5.0 (17 Jan 2020)
Fixes

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


WBEM Providers

  • Fix incorrect CacheOperationalStatus data for Smart Array B140i Controller
  • Fix memory leak issues causing ESXi host to become unresponsive or crash
     

Agentless Management Service

  • Fix buffer overrun when acquiring vib summary from ESXi host database
  • Fix cpqSePciSlotBoardName for empty slots with no CPU
  • Fix cpqSePciSlotBoardName for FC Adapters with specific Device IDs
  • Disable multiple IPv6 support in Gen9 to fix Host discovery issues due to missing support in iLO
  • Fix AMS hang when total IPv6 address string sizes exceed 256 bytes

Version:11.4.5 (16 Sep 2019)
Fixes

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


Agentless Management Service

Enhancements

Agentless Management Service

  • Added support for HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 524SFP+ Adapter and HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 548SFP+ Adapter

Version:11.4.0 (12 Apr 2019)
Fixes

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


WBEM Providers

  • Fixed false Solid State Disk Wear alert reported by the SmartArray WBEM provider
  • Fixed XML parser issues affecting online Firmware Update

Agentless Management Service

  • Fixed reporting of HPE QLogic NX2 driver components in the cpqHoSwVer MIB to resolve blank Installed driver versions displayed in SUM
Enhancements

Agentless Management Service

  • Added support for cpqiscsi MIB
  • Implement configurable CPU and Memory Usage periodic logging to the iLO AHS (Active Health System) Log

Version:11.3.6 (29 Nov 2018)
Fixes

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


Agentless Management Service

  • Fixed reporting of HPE Software in the cpqHoSwVer MIB to resolve blank Active versions for installed drivers displayed in SUM.
  • Fixed AMS crash when processing a Link Down/Up Trap for a NIC port that has multiple IPV6 addresses.

Version:11.3.5 (2 Oct 2018)
Fixes

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


 

Agentless Management Service

Fixed the data size returned for the ipAddrTable MIB IPaddress which causes some SNMP Client Software such as HPE SIM to fail ESXi host discovery.


Version:11.3.0 (27 Jun 2018)
Fixes

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


Agentless Management Service

  • Fixed to remove heartbeat trap (cpqHo2GenericTrap) delivery at OS boot when periodic test trap feature is disabled
  • Fixed memory leak partly caused by AMS running in the OS init resource group
  • Fixed reporting of the embedded SATA controller to resolve missing drives in the iLO Storage Tab display
Enhancements

Agentless Management Service

  • Added reporting of OS Logical Disk Volume Configuration and Utilization to iLO's Active Health System Log 

Version:11.2.0 (20 Apr 2018)
Enhancements

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


Agentless Management Service

  • Added reporting of proper part number for HPE Dual 8GB MicroSD EM USB Device 
  • Added support for reporting multiple IPV6 addresses configured for Ethernet ports
  • Added support for Periodic heartbeat trap (cpqHo2GenericTrap)
  • Added support for Host OS Graceful shutdown due to Critical Thermal/Fan Failure events in HPE Gen10 Servers

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