IBM System x Upwards Integration Modules (UIMs) for VMware vSphere



Upward Integration Modules

IBM System x Upward Integration Modules (UIMs) for VMware vSphere, v3.5.1

IBM System x Upward Integration Modules (UIMs) for VMware vSphere provides IT administrators with the ability to integrate the management features of the System x, BladeCenter, and Flex systems with VMware vCenter. IBM expands the virtualization management capabilities of VMware vCenter with IBM hardware management functionality, providing affordable, basic management of physical and virtual environments to reduce the time and effort required for routine system administration. It provides the discovery, configuration, monitoring, event management, and power monitoring needed to reduce cost and complexity through server consolidation and simplified management.

VMware vCenter combined with the management features of IBM System x, BladeCenter, and Flex systems enhance and extend VMware's virtualization technologies, and hardware service management to help you dramatically reduce complexity and cost.

Key features include:

IBM System x Upward Integration Modules (UIMs) for VMware vSphere provides a 90-day trial license by default for the following features:

When the license expires after 90 days, all of the premium features are disabled. It is suggested that you install the IBM Upward Integration Module (UIMs) for Vmware vSphere license tool to activate the product license. Activation licenses can be purchased by contacting your IBM® representative or an IBM Business Partner.

Supported systems:

Note: * x3250 M4 2583 supports only partial functions in the Dashboard and Dynamic System Analysis; update, power, and system configuration functions are not supported.

Supported VMware vCenter Versions:

File details

Version:      3.5.1
Release Date:      2014-07-10

File link      File description
ibm_sw_vmuim_3.5.1_windows_64.exe     

IBM Upward Integration Module (UIM) for VMware vSphere, v3.5.1

ibm_sw_vmuim_bundle_for_esxi.zip   IBM Upward Integration Module (UIM) for VMware vSphere CIM Provider bundle for ESXi
ibm_sw_vmuim_3.5_windows_64_ug.pdf   User's Guide
ibm_sw_vmuim_3.5_windows_64_rn.pdf   Release Notes

Additional information

Managed Server:

  • The plug-in supports IBM customized ESXi 4.1 (U1, U2, U3), 5.0 (U1, U2), 5.1(U1) and 5.5 images. You can download IBM customized ESXi from IBM x86 solutions for VMware: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/os/vmware/.
  • For generic VMware ESXi, you need to download and install IBM Customization for ESXi offline bundles on Fix Central to enable all management functions. Without the offline bundles being installed, IBM Upward Integration Module (UIM) for VMware VSphere provides limited management functionality. It is recommended that you update to the latest patch version on a managed esxi host at your earliest convenience. You can find VMware vSphere ESXi with IBM Customization Patch on Fix Central.

Management Servers:

The plug-in supports the same operating systems as VMware vCenter:

 

Applicable countries and regions

 


Document id:  MIGR-VMWARE
Last modified:  2014-07-17
Copyright © 2014 IBM Corporation