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VSphere 5 and HPSIM integration

Melanie Sang
Frequent Advisor

VSphere 5 and HPSIM integration

We are running VCenter 5.0 on a VMWARE server. 

We are running HP SIM 6.3

I am trying to register the VCenter server on HPSIM, and having problems.  As the server is running on a VM, there is no HP software installed, but SNMP has been configured with correct community string. 

I am able to discover the VCenter server, but with major errors:

The system cannot be identified properly for HP SIM to manage;
          unable to get one or more of the following: model, serial number or
          unique identifier (UUID). For management processors, verify the
          system is running the latest firmware. For Linux based operating
          systems, you must have dmidecode installed, enable the
          PermitRootLogin and PasswordAuthentication in sshd, and use root
          sign-in credential. For HP-UX, verify the sign-in credential. For
          Windows, check if WMIMapper is configured correctly on the CMS and
          verify the sign-in credential


but when I try to register the server as the Virtual Server host, I get the following error:


2011/10/18 15:46:50 ERROR Could not find VM Host logError 976



Is it possible to register a Vcenter server running as a VM?

Honored Contributor

Re: VSphere 5 and HPSIM integration



I do not directly recognize the error but I can tell you that this should work. I have a similar setup with ESXi5 hosts on Proliant blades and a VC server running virtually on it.


The VC VM is recognized via SNMP and WBEM (management protocols on System page in SIM), the ESX servers via WBEM and SSH...


Do not forget the add all the appropriate credentials in the Global Credentials list...




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Honored Contributor

Re: VSphere 5 and HPSIM integration

From my understanding, SNMP is deprecated for ESXi included vSphere 5. WBEM is the only option


Ensure you've setup according to this guide :)

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