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IBM-LSI Firmware Updater with VMware vSphere 5.0 (2008781)

Symptoms

This article provides information about the IBM-LSI Firmware Updater (ILFU) CIM provider for IBM SystemX servers to update firmware on LSI-based storage controllers under the VMware vSphere 5.0 with IBM Customization Image. The provider installs LSI firmware update packages for EXSi. The FUPB provider uses the ILFU provider.

Disclaimer: The provider referenced in this article is a software module that is developed and supported by IBM. Use of this product is also governed by the end user license agreement of IBM. You must obtain the application, support, and licensing for using this product from IBM. For more information, see http://www-947.ibm.com/systems/support/machine_warranties/warranties_licenses_maintenance.html?lnk=mhsd.

Resolution

Supported hardware and/or software

Installation can be done in one of two ways:

  • Load the VMware vSphere 5.0 with the IBM Customization Image via the ISO image or via the image available on a USB key, with the providers included.
  • Download the separate CIM-provider bundle and then install the providers on vSphere 5.0 via the vSphere CLI.

With the IBM providers, IBM ToolsCenter and IBM Systems Director will be able to manage a system with ESXi 5.0.

Details on IBM ToolsCenter and IBM Systems Director can be found at http://www.ibm.com.

Details on the VMware vSphere 5.0 with IBM Customization Image can be found at http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/os/vmware/esxi/

IPMI extensions (if any)

None.

Implementation schema details

The provider follows DMTF standard DSP1025-SoftwareUpdate.

CIM client plug-in support

None.

Support information

See 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. It is not available separately.  

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