If you’re using HPE Nimble storage arrays to back your VMware environment, there’s something that you should know. Lets start from the top. As of this writing, the Nimble Connection Manager (NCM) for ESXi comes in three different flavors. There’s a version available for use with ESXi 5.X, one available for use with ESXi 6.0, and one available for use with ESXi 6.5. Add the appropriate download source to VMware Update Manager (VUM), then create and attach a baseline for Nimble Connection Manager to your hosts. Doing so will ensure that Nimble Connection Manager is installed or updated during your normal VMware Update Manager update cycle which will keep Nimble Connection Manager updated across your infrastructure. For those that need them, here are the source URLs:
- Place the affected host in Maintenance Mode.
- Connect to the hot via ESXCLI.
- Run the following commands to remove Nimble Connection Manager:
/etc/init.d/sfcbd-watchdog stop esxcli software vib remove -n nimble-ncs --maintenance-mode esxcli software vib remove -n nimble-psp --maintenance-mode
- Reboot the ESXi host.
That’s it! You’re ready to update your host and reinstall the Nimble Connection Manager.