Problem: We have added as a source in vCenter Update Manager (VUM) to be able to install HP patches for ESXi, but when we select all the new HP software packages for installation, none of them actually get installed, and after installation and reboot they are still listed as ‘Missing’:

HP patches for ESXi listed as missing

Solution: After installing all the other software packages (usually the VMware patches and HP drivers) and VUM rebooting the host, do another round of installation (‘Remediate’), and this time only select the very latest ‘HP Complete Bundle’:

selection of only the latest HP patch

After installation and reboot, your ESXi host should now hopefully be all green and patched up!

all hp patches for ESXi listed as installed