Today, I had to check the disk status of an HP array on VMware
Using VMware 6, installed with HP iso, meaning it has HP drivers and tools already installed on VMware, I found it is rather easy to use the cli command.
So I enabled SSH (Host / Configuration / Security Profile / Services / Properties / SSH / Options / Start / Ok) and logged on into VMware with an ssh client (e.g. putty).
A quick search revealed the info about the hp cli (hpssacli):
I wound up with the disk status with:
/opt/hp/hpssacli/bin/hpssacli ctrl slot=0 pd all show status
Then turned off SSH on the host again. (Host / Configuration / Security Profile / Services / Properties / SSH / Options / Stop/ Ok)
Thanks Mike and Kalle!
Hope this helps you!