Updating driver bundles on an ESXi 5i installation HP DL 360 Gen 8

Download the required bundle from HP’s software and drivers site. For this particular model DL360 the drivers can be found at the link below. For the purposes of this article I installed the HP ProLiant Smart Array Controller Driver for VMware ESXi 5.0 (Bundle file)

HP DL360 Gen8 drivers

You can use WinSCP to copy the zip file downloaded from the HP site to a location on your ESX system.Once the file is uploaded you can run the command below.

~ # esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/datastorename/hpsa-500-5.0.0-offline_bundle-697362.zip

Installation Result    Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.    Reboot Required: true    VIBs Installed: Hewlett-Packard_bootbank_scsi-hpsa_5.0.0-28OEM.500.0.0.472560    VIBs Removed: Hewlett-Packard_bootbank_scsi-hpsa_5.0.0-24OEM.500.0.0.406165    VIBs Skipped: ~ #

When complete the system will require a reboot.

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