EMC PowerPath 5.4 SPx, ESXi 4.1 and HP CIM offline bundle

If you find yourself having problems registering EMC PowerPath 5.4.1 (unsupported) or 5.4.2 (supported) on your HP blades running ESXi 4.1, consider uninstalling the HP offline bundle hpq-esxi4.luX-bundle-1.0. We did, and PowerPath was magically able to talk to the ELM server and retrieve served licenses. I have no idea why CIM-based tools would have this effect, but there you go. Apparently a fix is on the way from HP, but I haven’t verified that yet. I’ll update as soon as I know more.


  1. Did 5.4.2 SP2 work with the HP bundle 1.0? I’m running the same HP bundle with 5.4.2 SP2 and seems fine.


  2. Hey Dave,

    We weren’t having problems getting PP/VE to run – but we were never able to register the licences or run rpowermt commands against the hosts. Reseller advised us that this was a bug and, given we had a bunch of other stuff to do, we left it at that. If we have time this week I’ll re-test it.


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