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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.

PartnerBroadcom
Providers
Name of Provider Hardware or software components with which it works
VMW-ESX-5.0.0-brcmprovider-1.0.0.0-0 Gigabit and 10-Gigabit Ethernet network controllers. Please see the associated KB article for a list of supported controllers.
IPMI extensionsNone
Implementation schema details The provider supports standard DMTF and vendor-specific profiles. Please see the associated KB article for a list of supported profiles.
CIM Client plug-in Supported by wbemcli. A vendor-specific management GUI is not currently available.
Vendor Support Information Information on Broadcom adapters is available at http://www.broadcom.com/products/Ethernet-Controllers/Enterprise-Server.
KB articlehttp://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2001541
PartnerBrocade
Providers
Name of Provider Hardware or software components with which it works
VMW-ESX-5.0.0-brcdprovider-3.0.0.0-0 Brocade FC HBA and CNA hardware (415, 425, 815, 825, 1010, 1020, 1860 series)
IPMI extensionsNone
Implementation schema details The provider supports standard DMTF and SMI-S sub-profiles. Please see the KB article for a list of profiles.
CIM Client plug-in None.
Vendor Support Information See the following link for CIM provider and driver downloads and related documentation: http://www.brocade.com/adapters. Support can be obtained by sending an e-mail to support@brocade.com or by contacting the OEM from which the Brocade adapter was purchased.
KB articlehttp://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2001540
PartnerDell EqualLogic
Providers
Name of Provider Hardware or software components with which it works
Dell EqualLogic Multipathing Extension Module Dell EqualLogic PS Series Arrays
IPMI extensionsNone
Implementation schema details The provider supports both DTMF and private schemas.
CIM Client plug-in None. The provider is managed on ESX and ESXi 4.x releases via an off-host script.
Vendor Support Information Please go to http://www.equallogic.com/support/ for EqualLogic downloads and related documentation, including the Multipathing Extension Module. Refer to your existing support agreement for further details on the EqualLogic support process. For details on installation and troubleshooting, see the Dell EqualLogic Multipathing Extension Module Installation and User Guide, which is distributed with the plug-in.
KB articlehttp://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2002649
PartnerEmulex
Providers
Name of Provider Hardware or software components with which it works
Emulex-cim-provider The Emulex CIM Providers support Emulex LightpulseTM HBA (FC) and OneConnectTM UCNA (FCoE; iSCSI; NIC) devices.
IPMI extensionsNone
Implementation schema details The Emulex CIM providers support standard DMTF and vendor-specific profiles. Please see the associated KB article for a list of supported profiles.
CIM Client plug-in The Emulex CIM providers deliver the management foundation for Emulex's OneCommandTM Manager for VMware vCenter (OCM for VMware vCenter). Versions 1.0/1.1 of OCM for VMware vCenter are already generally available from the Emulex Website. Please see the KB article for more information.
Vendor Support Information Link to product documentation for ESX 4.1 and ESX 5.0 - http://www.emulex.com/downloads/emulex/vmware. Contact information - http://www.emulex.com/support/search.jsp and support@emulex.com.
KB articlehttp://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2001548
PartnerFujitsu
Providers
Name of Provider Hardware or software components with which it works
ServerView ESXi CIM Provider Version 5.50 Details on CIM providers and Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers released for VMware ESXi 5.0 are described in the KB article. Please click on the link below.
IPMI extensionsNone
Implementation schema details The functionality of the Fujitsu ServerView® Suite CIM Providers for ESXi 5.0 is documented in the White Paper "Fujitsu ServerView solution with VMware". You will find it either on the ServerView® Suite DVD 2 or at http://manuals.ts.fujitsu.com/index.php?id=5406-5873-5925. (Please choose "Virtualization".)
CIM Client plug-in None
Vendor Support Information For assistance with service issues and technical inquiries, please select from the options provided here: http://support.ts.fujitsu.com/contact/.
KB articlehttp://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2021997
PartnerHitachi
Providers
Name of Provider Hardware or software components with which it works
Hitachi CIM Provider The CIM provider for Hitachi FC Adapters supports the following Hitachi FC Adapter models.
  • Hitachi HFC0401-E
  • Hitachi HFC0402-E
  • Hitachi HFC0402-M
  • Hitachi HFCE0801
  • Hitachi HFCE0802
  • Hitachi HFCE0802-M
  • Hitachi HFCE0804-M
  • IPMI extensionsNone
    Implementation schema details The CIM provider for Hitachi FC Adapters supports several DTMF profiles and features. All mandatory classes and properties are supported as part of the all profiles. Not all extrinsic methods defined in the profile are supported. For details, please see the KB article.
    CIM Client plug-in The CIM provider only works with Hitachi CIM Client CLI utility. No hardware component state is displayed either on ESXi or VCenter's hardware monitoring tab.
    Vendor Support Information Please install appropriate version of FC Adapter driver and CIM Client CLI utility to work CIM provider properly. For installation or usage of CIM provider and CIM Client CLI utility, please see HITACHI Gigabit Fibre Channel Adapter USER'S GUIDE (Utility Software Edition for VMware) for details. You can download CIM Provider, CIM Client CLI utility and related manuals at http://www.hitachi.co.jp/products/bladesymphony/download/driver/index.html. The latest driver and Hitachi customized installer CD are available at VMware download center, http://downloads.vmware.com/d/. If you have any questions about this module, please contact the reseller where you have purchased the product or Hitachi support service you subscribe.
    KB articlehttp://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2001547
    PartnerHP
    Providers
    Name of Provider Hardware or software components with which it works
    HP SMX CIM Provider Please refer to the KB article for a detailed list of CIM providers and supported HP servers, storage devices, and adapters.
    IPMI extensionsThe SMXBaseServer, SMXFan, SMXPowerSupply, and SMXSensor providers supply information for hardware listed in IPMI.
    Implementation schema details Detailed datasheets that describe the schema supported by each provider listed in the KB article are available from http://www.hp.com/go/vmware. Select 'VMware ESXi from HP' and then select 'Documents and Support' link..
    CIM Client plug-in The SMXSmartArray provider information is displayed in vSphere for the SmartArray controllers. A technical note on HP VMware ESXi Management is available at http://www.hp.com/go/vmware, select the 'HP Vmware ESXi' link and then the 'HP VMware ESXi Management' link.
    Vendor Support Information See the following link for support contact information. http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/wwcontact.html.
    KB articlehttp://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2001543
    PartnerIBM CBB
    Providers
    Name of Provider Hardware or software components with which it works
    IBM CBB providers: smbios, pciinfo, and hwckvm IBM x86 Series servers running IBM's custom vSphere 5.0 image
    IPMI extensionsNone
    Implementation schema details The IBM CBB providers do not follow any DMTF or SMI-S specification. Instead, they follow a private OEM profile.
    CIM Client plug-in None
    Vendor Support Information Link to product documentation: http://www.ibm.com or http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/ Link to downloads site: http://www.ibm.com or http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/ Please also refer to the IBM common supporting process documents available on the IBM support site.
    KB articlehttp://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2004168
    PartnerIBM FUPB
    Providers
    Name of Provider Hardware or software components with which it works
    Firmware Update Provider Broker IBM x86 Series servers running IBM's custom vSphere 5.0 image
    IPMI extensionsNone
    Implementation schema details The provider follows DMTF standard DSP1025-SoftwareUpdate.
    CIM Client plug-in None
    Vendor Support Information Please refer to the IBM common supporting process documents available on the IBM support site. The FUPB provider is integrated into the IBM custom vSphere 5.0 image and installed as part of that image.
    KB articlehttp://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2008775
    PartnerIBM ILFU
    Providers
    Name of Provider Hardware or software components with which it works
    IBM-LSI Firmware Updater (ILFU) IBM x86 Series servers running IBM's custom vSphere 5.0 image
    IPMI extensionsNone
    Implementation schema details The provider follows DMTF standard DSP 1025 - Software Update.
    CIM Client plug-in None
    Vendor Support Information Link to product documentation: http://www.ibm.com or http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/ Link to downloads site: http://www.ibm.com or http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/ Please also refer to the IBM common supporting process documents available on the IBM support site. The ILFU provider is integrated into the IBM custom vSphere 5.0 image and installed as part of that image.
    KB articlehttp://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=2008781&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&dialogID=309898197&stateId=0%200%20309894950
    PartnerIBM IMM
    Providers
    Name of Provider Hardware or software components with which it works
    immpassthru, filetrans, fwupdate and concretejob IBM x86 Series servers running IBM's custom vSphere 5.0 image
    IPMI extensionsNone
    Implementation schema details Please refer to the KB article for details on each provider.
    CIM Client plug-in None
    Vendor Support Information Link to product documentation: http://www.ibm.com or http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/ Link to downloads site: http://www.ibm.com or http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/ Please also refer to the IBM common supporting process documents available on the IBM support site. The FUPB provider is integrated into the IBM custom vSphere 5.0 image and installed as part of that image.
    KB articlehttp://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2008776
    PartnerLSI
    Providers
    Name of Provider Hardware or software components with which it works
    LSI SMI-S Provider LSI MegaRAID, LSI SAS IR, and LSI SAS IR2 controllers
    IPMI extensionsNone
    Implementation schema details The LSI provider follows SMI-S schema v. 2.13 extended with a few proprietary classes.
    CIM Client plug-in None
    Vendor Support Information Link to product documentation - http://www.lsi.com/channel/Pages/default.aspx Contact information - http://www.lsi.com/about/contact/pages/support.aspx
    KB articlehttp://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2001549
    PartnerQlogic
    Providers
    Name of Provider Hardware or software components with which it works
    qlogic-fchba-provider.vib QLogic Fibre Channel and Converged Network Adapters. See the associated KB article for a list of supported adapters and minimum hardware requirements.
    IPMI extensionsNone
    Implementation schema details The provider offers support for QLogic adapters based on the SNIA-certified Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S). Please see the KB article for details.
    CIM Client plug-in None
    Vendor Support Information Contact your QLogic-approved reseller or QLogic Technical Support at any phase of integration for assistance. QLogicTechnical Support can be reached via http://support.qlogic.com or by sending an email to support@qlogic.com.
    KB articlehttp://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2001551

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