If your VMware infrastructure runs on top of HP servers, rack or blade, you should be familiar with the HP customized ESXi images. Hewlett Packard has been releasing theses images since ESXi 4.0 and with the release of vSphere 5 a new image has also been released.
This images comes bundled with utilities and drivers not included in the standard VMware image that allows ESXi to run flawlessly on HP hardware.
You can retrieve the packages specifically provided by using esxcli command.
To get detailed information of any of those packages use the following command.
Aside from the drivers and monitoring agents, the HP image also adds two additional namespaces to esxcli.
The first one, hp, manage the HP NMI driver.
The hpbootcfg namespace is used to configure the device boot order of the server. This can be permanent or a one time boot change.