IBM developed VMware CIM providers posted on Fix Central - IBM BladeCenter and System x



Source

RETAIN tip: H207771

Symptom

When a full image of the VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) with IBM Customization Installable is not required, IBM supplies the IBM-developed Common Information Model (CIM) providers bundled and delivered through Fix Central for users to download and deploy their own custom-built image.

Affected configurations

The system is configured with at least one of the following:

  • VMware vSphere Hypervisor 4.1 with IBM Customization Installable, any Update
  • VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.0 with IBM Customization Installable, any Update
  • VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 with IBM Customization Installable, any Update

This tip is not system specific.

This tip is not option specific.

Note: This does not imply that the network operating system will work under all combinations of hardware and software.

Please see the compatibility page for more information: http://www.ibm.com/systems/info/x86servers/serverproven/compat/us/

Solution

The provider bundles can be found at the following URL (log in required):

  1. To find the provider bundles, perform a quick search for the affected system in the left search box.
  2. A pop-up box will appear with results. Choose the system, but do not choose the operating system support.
  3. Click Finish. This will take users to the next page with their system listed under Download and Fixes.
  4. Click again on that link. This will take users to the final download page.
  5. On this page, there will be a link titled, Embedded Hypervisor. Click that link.
  6. This link will direct users down the page to the patch code. It will be named, IBM CIM Providers for VMware vSphere Hypervisor X.X.

A provider bundle is released to Fix Central following each new release of an IBM customized image.

Additional information

The IBM provider bundle contains the IBM-developed CIM providers that are contained in the VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) with IBM Customization images that IBM releases at the following URL:

http://www.ibm.com/systems/x/os/vmware/index.html

The IBM providers can be deployed with a VMware base image to create an image to suit the individual needs of a business running on IBM hardware.

Applicable countries and regions

 


Document id:  MIGR-5092718
Last modified:  2013-03-11
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