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This document lists CIM monitoring plug-ins, also referred to as CIM providers, developed and released by server, storage, and I/O device vendors for monitoring their hardware on VMware vSphere systems. For support and availability information of any desired providers, please refer to the vendor directly.

The CIM providers listed below passed VMware's CIM Provider Acceptance Test (CIM PAT), which allows these vendors to provide a measure of reliability and stability of their code. All the tests contained in CIMPAT are meant to exercise and provide coverage of the provider's intrinsic methods. Testing consists of running tools that verify that the behavior of a CIM provider does not introduce undesirable effects on the operation of the system as a whole.

This document lists CIM providers starting with vSphere 5.0.

Any technical issues found with the vendor provided CIM providers are handled by the corresponding vendor as described in the 3rd party support documentation at http://www.vmware.com/support/policies/ThirdParty.html. See also the links to vendor support websites.


PartnerAdaptec
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   adaptec-cim-provider    ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2089602

PartnerBroadcom
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   brcm    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2001541

PartnerBrocade
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   brcdprovider    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.1
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
   brcdprovider_esx50    ESXi 5.0
   brcdprovider_esx55    ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2001540

PartnerDell
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   dell-eql-host-connection-mgr    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.1
   openmanage    ESXi 5.0
   dell-eql-routed-psp    ESXi 5.0
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2002649

PartnerEmulex
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   Emulex-cim-provider    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.1
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2001548

PartnerFujitsu
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   svscimprovider    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2021997

PartnerHitachi
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   hfc    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2001547

PartnerHP
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   hp-smx-provider    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0 (Inlcudes IPv6)
   hp-smx-limited    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2001543

PartnerIBM CBB
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   smbios    ESXi 5.0
   pciinfo    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
   hwckvm    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
   soibms    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2004168

PartnerIBM FUPB
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   fupb    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.1
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
   ibmpowercim    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.1
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2008775

PartnerIBM ILFU
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   ilfu    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.1
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/documentLinkInt.do?micrositeID=null&externalID=2008781

PartnerIBM IMM
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   immpassthru    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.1
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
   filetrans    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.1
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
   fwupdate    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.1
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
   concretejob    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.1
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
   brcmfwup    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.1
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2008776

PartnerIntel
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   intelcim-provider    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
   ianet-cimprovider    ESXi 5.1
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
   intel-cdmv2-provider    ESXi 5.0
KB article N/A

PartnerLenovo CBB
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   smbios    ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
   pciinfo    ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
   hwckvm    ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2113580

PartnerLenovo Fupb
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   Fupb    ESXi 5.1
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2113584

PartnerLenovo ILFU
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   ILFU    ESXi 5.1
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2113583

PartnerLenovo IMM
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   immpassthru    ESXi 5.1
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
   filetrans    ESXi 5.1
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
   fwupdate    ESXi 5.1
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
   concretejob    ESXi 5.1
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2113568

PartnerLSI
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   LSIprovider    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.1
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2001549

PartnerMellanox
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   vmware-esx-provider-mlnxprovider    ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2096255

PartnerNimble Storage
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   nimble-ncs    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2077724

PartnerQlogic
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   qlogic-nic-provider    ESXi 5.0
   provider-cna    ESXi 5.0
   qlogic-adapter-provider    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
   provider-fca    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
   qlogic-cna-provider    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.1
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
   provider-fchba    ESXi 5.0
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2001551

PartnerSolarFlare
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   solarflare-cim-provider    ESXi 5.1
KB article N/A

PartnerStratus Technologies
Providers
Name of Provider ESXi Compatibility
   ftsys-cim    ESXi 5.0
   ESXi 5.5
   ESXi 6.0
KB article http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2097555

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