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OceanStor UltraPath for vSphere 21.3.0 User Guide 03

This document covers the functions, features, installation, configuration, upgrade, uninstallation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and FAQs of OceanStor UltraPath for vSphere (UltraPath forvSphere). UltraPath for vSphere is the multipathing software developed by HuaweiTechnologies Co., Ltd (Huawei for short). The document aims at helping users to be fully familiar with UltraPath for vSphere and its use.
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Installing UltraPath for vCenter (for vCenter 5.X)

Installing UltraPath for vCenter (for vCenter 5.X)

This section describes how to install UltraPath for vCenter in vCenter 5.X.


  • If the version of UltraPath for vCenter is earlier than that of UltraPath for ESXi, update the version of UltraPath for vCenter so that the versions of UltraPath for vCenter and UltraPath for ESXi are same. If the version of UltraPath for ESXi is V100R008, new functions of UltraPath cannot be queried and configured in UltraPath for vCenter. You are advised to update the versions of UltraPath for ESXi to 21.1.X or later.
  • UltraPath for vCenter provides both Chinese (simplified) and English (US) versions.


  1. Use a digital signature verification tool to verify integrity of the software package.


    Download the digital signature verification tool from to verify integrity of the software package. If the verification fails, contact technical support engineers to obtain the correct and secure software package.

  2. Decompress the UltraPath for vCenter installation package and copy VMware_vSphere_5.X under /VMware_vCenter/Packages to any directory of the vCenter server.
  3. Log in to the vCenter server.
  4. Open the VMware_vSphere_5.X file folder and double-click the UltraPath-XX.XX.XXX-vCenter.exe icon. The Figure 2-17 dialog box is displayed.

    Figure 2-17 UltraPath for vCenter installation instruction page

  5. Click Yes. The installation page of UltraPath for vCenter is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-18.

    Figure 2-18 UltraPath for vCenter installation page

  6. Click Next on the installation page. The installation path instruction page is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-19.

    Figure 2-19 UltraPath for vCenter installation path instruction page

  7. Keep the default installation path and click Next. The installation preparation page is displayed, as shown in Figure 2-20.

    Figure 2-20 UltraPath for vCenter installation preparation page

  8. Click Install to start the installation.
  9. After the installation is complete, click Finish, as shown in Figure 2-21.

    Figure 2-21 UltraPath for vCenter installation completion page

Follow-up Procedure

After the upgrade is completed, the UltraPath Configuration page is displayed.

Only vCenter administrators can perform registration and removal operations, other users, such as assigned to the cluster or ESXi host administrator, do not be allowed for such operation.

  1. In vCenter IP address, enter the IP address of the vCenter server.
  2. In vCenter username, enter the user name for logging in to the vCenter server. If there is a domain name in the user name, enter the user name with the domain name.
  3. In vCenter password, enter the user password for logging in to the vCenter server.
  4. In Verification code, Enter the verification code that is displayed in the right figure.
  5. Click Register.

When going to the software removal page of the host where the vCenter server resides, manually enter the software registration page and input the following address for registration:

  • You can remotely log in to the client of the vCenter server and enter the following address in the address box of the browser for registration:

    http://vCenter IP:8080/ultrapathplugin/pluginmgmt/unregplugin, where vCenter IP is the IP address of the vCenter server.

  • Not register a plug-in by entering the vCenter IP address such as
  • After installing UltraPath for vCenter, run the vSphere Client again to log in to the vCenter. Then you can use UltraPath for vCenter.
  • After upgrading vCenter on its server, perform logout and plug-in registration operations to ensure that UltraPath for vCenter can work properly.

Method used to go to the UltraPath management page of vCenter:

  1. Open the vSphere Client and go to the vCenter host management page.
  2. Select a host that you want to manage.
  3. Click UltraPath on the right page, as shown in Figure 2-22
    Figure 2-22 UltraPath management page

Updated: 2019-06-29

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