HP SUM 7.5.1 with VMware ESXi 6.0 U2
I am currently troubleshooting something evil in my lab that has been haunting me for a couple of days now (but that is another story) one of my attempts was to update the firmware and drivers of my ESXi hosts.
So I went to the HPE website and grabbed my copy of the SPP (Service Pack for Proliant), once the HP SUM engine starts I followed the normal process of adding my nodes so that to start with the online firmware/drivers update process.
Usually when a node is added you must inventory it against the SPP repository so that to be able to determine what is needed for your box, sadly this time when I try to inventory my box I am getting an inventory error and it asks me to re-enter my credentials.
It is good to mention that my ESXi hosts were at 6.0U2 using the VMware base image and not HPE’s customized image as at the time of the release HPE hand’t yet published their customized image.
I did a little bit of research and all the results pointed out that I am missing some HPE VIBs that must be on the box prior to attempting to use HP SUM.
Long story short, I went to My VMware and grabbed the HPE’s offline bundle for U2 VMware-ESXi-6.0.0-Update2-3620759-HPE-600.9.5.0.48-Apr2016-depot.zip and installed it.
Afterwards I was able to carry on with HP SUM normally and as expected, although I no longer needed to update anything because the offline bundle took care of everything and I only use the SPP to do an offline firmware update to the boxes.
Update [04/03/2017]: After the release of 6.0 U3, the problem seems to be fixed. I did a re-simulation of the previously mentioned scenario and everything went well, also I noticed a comment on this blog post confirming this as well!