Last week I’ve installed some Dell hosts with VMware vSphere 5.1 and used Dell Eq. PS6000 storage. To configure the connection between host and storage optimal I’ve used the Dell Equallogic Multipathing Extension witch is supported for vSphere 5.x
The SATP VMW_SATP_EQL is a VMware default one for EqualLogic arrays. And of course the PSP is DELL_PSP_EQL_ROUTED. The ‘ROUTED’ part refers ot DELL’s MEM being able to intelligently route I/O requests to the array path best suited to handle the request, to configure this with PowerCLI I’ve used the following code:
Get-VMHost HOST | Install-VMHostPatch -HostPath "/vmfs/volumes/VMFS-009-SSD/dell-eql-mem-esx5-184.108.40.2060268/metadata.zip"
The DELL_PSP_EQL_ROUTED is configured automatically and the path selection is selected
Source and more information: VMware , VMware, Dell
Last year I posted an article about the “Proliant Support Pack Cleaner” (PSP), last month I did 28 P2V’s migrations and this software was really helpful. During the VMware Converter Wizard I disabled on the “destination server” the HP PSP Startup services, after the P2V process I runned the PSP Cleaner to remove drivers, services etc.
Guillermo Musumeci released in 08/11/2010 version 1.5
Support both x86 and x64 versions of HP Proliant Support Pack.
Run in Unattended mode using /NOGUI parameter.
To run HP Proliant Support Pack Cleaner, you must run as administrator, or disable UAC on Windows 2008.
Guillermo Musumeci has written a good tool for removing HP Proliant Support Pack, also a good tip @ Twitter: “Nice tool before p2v action” indeed, you must remove all driver software before you start p2v .