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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 ESXi Using VUM

Installing UltraPath for ESXi Using VUM

This section describes how to install UltraPath for ESXi using VMware Update Manager (VUM).


  • The ESXi hosts are being managed by vCenter.
  • VUM has been installed on vCenter.


  • To ensure service continuity and avoid data loss, migrate all virtual machines to other hosts or power them off before installing UltraPath for ESXi Using VUM.
  • VMware stops providing signature authentication for the software packages of ESXi 5.0 and 5.1 operating systems, so the software packages are not authenticated with signatures. Therefore, it is not supported to install UltraPath for ESXi using VUM when the ESXi version is 5.0 or 5.1.


  1. Log in to vCenter.
  2. Proceed to Update Manager.

    1. On the menu bar of the ***— vSphere Client page, click Home.

      The *** of ***— vSphere Client is the host name.

    2. In the Solutions and Application area, click Update Manager, as shown in Figure 2-1.
      Figure 2-1 Clicking Update Manager

    The Update Manager Administration for *** page is displayed.

  3. Import the patch program.

    1. On the Update Manager Administration for *** page, click Patch Repository, as shown in Figure 2-2.
      Figure 2-2 Clicking Patch Repository

    2. On the upper right, click Import Patches.

      The Import Patches dialog box is displayed.

    3. In the Import Patches dialog box, click Browse.

      The Select file,containing the patches dialog box is displayed.

    4. Select a .zip file containing a patch and click Open, as shown in Figure 2-3.
      Figure 2-3 Select .zip file

      The Security Warning dialog box is displayed.

    5. In the Security Warning dialog box, select Install this certificate and do not display any security warnings for "" and click Ignore, as shown in Figure 2-4.
      Figure 2-4 Security warning

      The Import Patches dialog box is displayed.

    6. Select the programs you want to repair and click Finish, as shown in Figure 2-5.
      Figure 2-5 Importing the patch program

  4. Create Baselines and Groups.

    1. On the Update Manager Administration for *** page, click Baselines and Groups.
    2. Click Create, as shown in Figure 2-6.
      Figure 2-6 Creating baseline and group

      The New Baseline dialog box is displayed.

    3. Enter the baseline name and type and click Next, as shown in Figure 2-7.
      Figure 2-7 Baseline

    4. On the right function page, select the baselines that need to be extended and click to add the baselines to the Extensions to Add pane, as shown in Figure 2-8.
      Figure 2-8 Creating a new baseline

    5. Click Next.
    6. Click Finish.

  5. Attach baselines and groups.

    1. On the Home page, click Hosts and Clusters.
    2. In the left function pane, select hosts, and then select Update Manager.
    3. Click Attach as shown in Figure 2-9.
      Figure 2-9 Hosts and clusters

      The Attach Baselines or Group dialog box is displayed.

    4. Select the baseline you have created in 4 and click Attach, as shown in Figure 2-10.
      Figure 2-10 Attaching baselines and groups

  6. Scan for the attached baselines and groups.

    1. On the upper right, click Scan.

      The Confirm Scan dialog box is displayed.

    2. Select Patches and Extensions and click Scan, as shown in Figure 2-11.
      Figure 2-11 Scanning

  7. Remedy the patches.

    1. After the scanning is complete, on the upper right, Non-Compliance is displayed under Host Compliance, and the circle in Host Compliance is red. On the lower right, click Remediate, as shown in Figure 2-12.
      Figure 2-12 Non-Compliance

      The Remediate dialog box is displayed.

    2. In the Baseline function pane of the Remediate dialog box, select the objects you want to remedy and click Next, as shown in Figure 2-13.
      Figure 2-13 Selecting objects to remedy

    3. Patches and Extensions is displayed. Select the patches and extensions you want to use and click Next.
    4. Host Remediation Options is displayed. Set the maintenance mode options for the tasks, as shown in Figure 2-14.
      Figure 2-14 Host remediation options

    5. Optional: Cluster Remediation Options is displayed if system is cluster, as shown in Figure 2-15.
      Figure 2-15 Cluster Remediation Options

    6. In Host Compliance on the upper right, check that 0 is displayed after Non-Compliant and the circle in the Compliant function pane is green, as shown in Figure 2-16.
      Figure 2-16 Compliant

Follow-up Procedure

  • After the installation is complete, perform the following steps to check whether UltraPath is successfully installed:
    1. Run the esxcli upadm show version command to check whether the current UltraPath version is consistent with the driver version.
      ~ # esxcli upadm show version 
       Software Version   : XX.XX.XXX 
       Driver   Version   : XX.XX.XXX 
    2. Run the esxcli upadm show upconfig command to check the UltraPath configuration. If the configuration information is displayed, UltraPath is successfully installed.
  • In SAN boot scenarios, restart the EXSi host immediately after UltraPath for ESXi is installed.
  • In non-SAN boot scenarios, if you do not restart the ESXi host after UltraPath for ESXi is installed, perform the following steps:
    1. Run /etc/init.d/hostd restart to restart the /etc/init.d/hostd service.
      ~ # /etc/init.d/hostd restart
    2. Restart the CIM Agent service.
      1. If the CIM Agent service is disabled, or the ESXi 6.0 system is installed on the host before you install UltraPath for ESXi, enable the CIM Agent service after the installation.
        ~ # /sbin/esxcfg-advcfg -A CIMvmw_ultrapath-providerProviderEnabled -T int -E "Enable or Disable the CIMvmw_ultrapath-providerProviderEnabled" -F 1 -N 0 -M 1
        ~ # esxcfg-advcfg --set 1 /UserVars/CIMvmw_ultrapath-providerProviderEnabled
        ~ # /etc/init.d/sfcbd-watchdog restart
        ~ # /etc/init.d/sfcbd-watchdog status   
        sfcbd is running.
      2. For the ESXi 6.5 and ESXi 6.7 system, perform the following command to restart the CIM Agent service.
        /etc/init.d/sfcbd-watchdog restart
        /etc/init.d/sfcbd-watchdog status
  • After the UltraPath is installed, change the system log size to provide sufficient storage space for system logs, facilitating subsequent analysis and maintenance of the UltraPath. You are advised to set the sizes of both syslog.log and vmkernel.log to 30M and keep the default value 8 of rotations. For details about how to set these parameters, see How to Set System Logs? Select one method.
Updated: 2019-06-29

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