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Updating Gen10 running ESXi, struggling with iSUT installation

 
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Updating Gen10 running ESXi, struggling with iSUT installation

Hi everyone,

I just installed my first Gen10 server, ProLiant ML350 with HPE Cutom Image ESXi 6.7, current version.

Then I tried to update the Firmware and Drivers by using the current version of HP SPP but some components like drivers failed because ISUT is not running on the ESXi.

Unfortunaltey I dont understand how to install the ISUT component on the ESXi. I have read several manuals about that but I just dont get it.

We are using the free ESXi version and therefore dont have vSphere etc. But maybe thats necessary to install ISUT? I am not sure though.

I am stuck at the point where drivers and software are successfully loaded to the iLO interface but then the components are pending and waiting for SUT or ISUT to finally trigger the installation.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Kind regards

 

 

 

 

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VPR1
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Re: Updating Gen10 running ESXi, struggling with iSUT installation

Hi,

Thanks for your Query.

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Please find below Guide for Smart Update Tools for VMware ESXi

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=a00018265en_us

This has got clear indication on below topics:

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-Downloading SUT

-Installing SUT

-SUT for ESXi installation requirements

 -Configuring SUT for VMware ESXi

-Issuing SUT commands

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 Would request to follow the instruction provided in the guide and proceed accordingly.

Regards,

Vijaya

 

 

 

 


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MCSAP
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Re: Updating Gen10 running ESXi, struggling with iSUT installation

You did NOT answer the original question.  The topic is iSUT not SUT.  There is a distinct difference and the documentation/forums are really lacking for this topic.

 

Why can't HPE clearly outline the firmware update procedures for customers running ESXi 6.x on GEN10 servers utilizing HPE OneView?!?!?!

Craig Kramer
Advisor

Re: Updating Gen10 running ESXi, struggling with iSUT installation

I just went through this process. Did the Proliant Support Pack 2019-03. Unzip cp035738..zip, copy sut-esxi6.7-offline-bundle-2.4.0.0-31.zip to /tmp directory on the ESXi host. Then run the following command: esxcli software vib install -d /tmp/sut-esxi6.7-offline-bundle-2.4.0.0-31.zip then reboot. From SSH session run sut -status, you may have to supply iLO credentials. Run sut -set mode= AutoDeployReboot. After that it should install the drivers/firmware that are waiting to be deployed.

MCSAP
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Re: Updating Gen10 running ESXi, struggling with iSUT installation

Am I the only one who finds this to be ridiculous?  I have to touch every single server to install a VIB - Reboot - then touch it again to set the Mode?!?!  Not to mention that changing a Server Profile in OneView requires the server to be powered OFF!

A) why isn't iSUT part of the HPE OEM ISO?

B) why can't this be done via Update Manager?

C) How is this any simpler, streamlined, or less complicated than doing it manual or with SUM? 

islands
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Re: Updating Gen10 running ESXi, struggling with iSUT installation


@MCSAP wrote:

Am I the only one who finds this to be ridiculous?  I have to touch every single server to install a VIB - Reboot - then touch it again to set the Mode?!?!  Not to mention that changing a Server Profile in OneView requires the server to be powered OFF!

A) why isn't iSUT part of the HPE OEM ISO?

B) why can't this be done via Update Manager?

C) How is this any simpler, streamlined, or less complicated than doing it manual or with SUM? 


Good questions, it feels like it was a lot simple for previous gen servers and can't see any benefit of this new, much more complicated setup.  If iSUT is going to continue to be required it should be in the HPE ISOs and configured to AutoDeploy mode as default.