How to manage HPE Smart Array via CLI in VMware ESXi 6.7

We need two VIBS for this : 

The Utility

Software | System Management
HPE Smart Storage Administrator (HPE SSA) CLI for VMware 6.7

Download Page https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_875f40a825e449a685a827679f&swEnvOid=4196
Description The HPE Smart Storage Administrator CLI is a commandline-based disk configuration program for Smart Array Controllers and RAID Array Controllers.
Severity Optional
Operating Environments VMware vSphere 6.7
4.15.6.0
Dec 20, 2019


This gives us our ssacli-4.15.6.0-6.7.0.vib

 

The Driver : 

Driver | Storage Controller
* RECOMMENDED * HPE ProLiant Smart Array Controller Driver for VMware vSphere 6.7 (VIB file)
Fewer details
Download Page https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=MTX_76c5f8899aa8410e96f202eb82&swEnvOid=4196
Description This VIB file is used to update the HPE ProLiant Smart Array driver on an existing VMware vSphere 6.7 installation. VIB file version must be higher than the driver version already installed.
Severity Recommended
Operating Environments VMware vSphere 6.7

 

This gives us our  nhpsa-2.0.44-1OEM.670.0.0.8169922.x86_64.vib

 

Install these vibs ( Upload them to a datastore ) 

 

esxcli software vib install -v /vmfs/volumes/%DatastoreID%/nhpsa-2.0.30-1OEM.670.0.0.7535516.x86_64.vib
esxcli software vib install -v /vmfs/volumes/%DatastoreID%/ssacli-4.15.6.0-6.7.0.vib

Run these commands once server rebooted

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