Installing Navisphere agents on an ESX host
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Installing Navisphere agents on an ESX host


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VMware vSphere ESXi


This article provides steps to install EMC Navisphere Agent on an ESX 2.5 or 3.x host.

  • Attempting to install naviagentcli using the command naviagentcli fails
  • An error indicates that the navicli is already installed.


VMware ESX Server 2.5.x
VMware ESX Server 3.5.x
VMware ESX Server 3.0.x


To install the EMC Navisphere Agent on an ESX 2.5 or 3.x host:

  1. Log in to the ESX host as root using SSH.
  2. Determine where there is a past installation of the Naviagent installed using the command:

    rpm -qa | grep navi

  3. If there is an older version of the software installed, uninstall it first:

    1. Remove the naviagent RPM with the command:

      rpm -e naviagent- <version>

      where <version> is the old version

    2. Remove the naviintool with the command:

      rpm -e naviinitool*

    3. Remove the navcli with the command:

  4. Mount the CD-ROM and cd to the installation directory.
  5. Install the Host Agent and CLI packages with the command:

    rpm -ivh naviagentcli.rpm

  6. Start and stop the service with the commands:

    /etc/init.d/naviagent start

    /etc/init.d/naviagent stop

Additional Information

Note: If you install the NaviAgent on an ESX host, it automatically registers on the Clariion so there is no need for manual registration. However, you need to add the host to the corresponding Storage Group.