Following on from my original post about removing HP Proliant related agents and utilities from a Physical to Virtual (P2V) converted server here is a utility by Guillermo Musumeci that is a little more user friendly.
Why Would I Need to Use This?
When running an HP Proliant server whether it be Windows or Linux based chances are that it has management agents and a handful of utilities relating to the HP server installed and running. Of course this is fine whilst the operating system is running directly on the physical HP hardware but once it has been P2V’ed and abstracted from this physical layer the OS is running on what it thinks is generic non-HP hardware. This means that there is no need for any of these drivers or utilities. So as to free up valuable system resource and reduce the risk of any issues from any of these HP utilities or agents continuing to run on this non-HP hardware it is best practice to remove them all.
The process of doing this can be quite time consuming and finding the correct command line switch to uninstall them a hassle as there is no one consistent uninstall switch between all of these utilities – that would be far too easy. This is where a solution such as the script in my original post or using the ‘HP Proliant Support Pack Cleaner’ utility comes in very useful.