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System Management Homepage ESX3 -> ESX4 Update

gunta
Occasional Contributor

System Management Homepage ESX3 -> ESX4 Update

Hello!

We have installe the hpmgmt-8.3.0-vmware3x.tgz HPSMH Website on a ESX 3.5 Server.
Now we will upgrade the ESX3 Server to ESX4.

Is it necessary to deinstall the hpmgmt-8.3.0-vmware3x.tgz and install the version for the ESX4 after update ESX host?

2 REPLIES
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: System Management Homepage ESX3 -> ESX4 Update

In most cases you are required to manually uninstall the old version. HP has published different versions of V8.3.0 for ESX3 and ESX4, but I did not look at the details.

There is also a problem if you go from ESX4.0 to update 1 (not update 1A) with the agents installed - after a reboot the installation is damaged (an RPM problem, the agents just trigger the problem).

And finally is hpmgmt-8.3.1-vmware4x for ESX 4.0U1:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=15351&prodSeriesId=3884082&prodNameId=3884083&swEnvOID=4040&swLang=13&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=MTX-f6cff3deb402467299e5a09599
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Rob Buxton
Honored Contributor

Re: System Management Homepage ESX3 -> ESX4 Update

With ESX we find it simpler to just rebuild and reinstall agents as required rather than upgrade.
We're moving to ESXi as we move to 4 so the question oaf agents goes away.
As Uwe as stated, you must remove the HP Agents before updating.