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Alexey Bostandjan posted 03-17-2018 17:23

Tested for HCS 8.5.4 and VMware vSphere 6.5.0 U1

Step by step.

  1. Installing software on Remote Management Client and preparing environment
    1. Install ActivePerl (Latest Version, for example: ActivePerl
    2. Install VMware vSphere CLI 6.5.0 (doesn't contain perl)
    3. Install Hitachi Dynamic Link Manager Software for VMware
    4. Copy file C:\Program Files (x86)\Hitachi\DynamicLinkManagerForVMware\plugin\hdlm-0851000101-0600.zip to ESXi host (ex. directory: /distributiv). You can use ssh, but it has to be enabled on host.8
    5. Set path to vCLI permanently in command-promptsetx /M PATH "%PATH%;C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI\bin"
    6. Close command-prompt
  2. Installing HDLM on ESXi host and creating user
    1. esxcli software acceptance set --level=PartnerSupported
    2. esxcli software vib install -d /distributiv/hdlm-0851000101-0600.zip
    3. Create a local user account: GLMUser5
    4. Set the role of the created user account to Administrator67
    5. Reboot host
  3. Configuring Remote Management Client (in command-prompt)
    1. ppm install XML::LibXML
    2. perl "c:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI\Perl\apps\general\credstore_admin.pl" add --server --username GLMUser --password P@ssw0rd
    3. ( - IP address the ESXi host)
    4. dlmrmcenv --username GLMUser --credstore c:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\VMware\credstore\vicredentials.xml
    5. dlnkmgr -s -u GLMUser -p P@ssw0rd view -sys -sfunc9
    6. perl "c:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI\Perl\apps\general\credstore_admin.pl" add --server --username GLMUser --password P@ssw0rd --thumbprint 3B:E1:52:0F:04:E6:B7:8F:08:F5:74:BE:01:B8:24:8B:6E:71:BC:95(adding thumbprint)
    7. dlnkmgr -s -u GLMUser -p P@ssw0rd view -sys -sfunc10
  4. Configuring HGLM server
    1. Need to specify rules for firewall on HGLM server and Remote Management client or just disable it
    2. Add ESXi host to HGLM1( - IP address the ESXi host, - IP address the Remote Management Client)
    3. Verify it2

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Patterson Johanson

Configuration of HDLM in hosts and monitoring using HGLM software My Lowes Life.