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HP Insight Management WBEM Providers for ESXi 5.0 Overview (2001543)


HP delivers a set of WBEM providers that enable you to fully monitor and manage HP ProLiant servers running ESXi 5.0 and 4.x. The servers can be managed using these providers from HP Insight Control, VMware vCenter Server, or any client that support WBEM/CIM. This article provides information about the HP Insight Management WBEM Providers for ESXi.

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HP Insight Management WBEM Providers for ESXi

HP Insight Management WBEM Providers for ESXi deliver a full set of monitoring and management information and capabilities for HP ProLiant server hardware. This information covers all aspects of the server’s health including fans, power supplies, temperature, CPUs, memory and locally attached storage. These providers are delivered as a single offline bundle from HP’s website. They are also included in the HP custom ESXi image. The table in the Supported hardware and software section of this article describes the full list of CIM providers delivered by HP for use with ESXi.

Supported hardware and software

This list describes the name of the provider and the hardware or software components with which it works:
Provider Hardware/software component
SMXBaseServer ProLiant G5 and forward Servers
SMXBladeSystemLite ProLiant C-class and forward Blades and enclosures
SMXCPU ProLiant server Processors
SMXEthernetPort Ethernet HBAs, Ethernet portion of FCoE CNAs
SMXFCHBA Fiber Channel HBAs, FC portion of FCoE CNAs (not FC-attached storage)
SMXFan ProLiant server Fans
SMXIMLRecordLog HP Integrated Management Log (IML)
SMXMPLite HP Integrated Lights Out (iLO)
SMXMemory ProLiant server Memory
SMXPCI PCI Cards and Devices
SMXPowerSupply ProLiant server Power Supplies
SMXProfileRegistration DMTF Profile Registration
SMXSASHBA SAS HBAs and direct attached storage enclosures and drives
SMXSensor ProLiant server temperature sensors
SMXSmartArray HP SmartArray HBAs and direct attached SAS/SATA storage enclosures and drives (not pSCSI or FC)

Supports online firmware update of ProLiant server hardware

For more information, see

IPMI extensions (if any)

The 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 table above are available from Under Buy VMware from HP, click VMware vSphere from HP, then click the Documents and Support.

CIM indications to SNMP mapping support

HP Insight Management WBEM Providers for ESXi support CIM indication to SNMP mapping capability to generate HP SNMP traps. Detailed documentation on the SNMP traps supported is available from from Under Buy VMware from HP, click VMware vSphere from HP, then click the Documents and Support.

CIM client plug-in support

The SMXSmartArray provider information is displayed in vSphere for the SmartArray controllers.

A technical note on HP VMware ESXi Management is available at Under Buy VMware from HP, click VMware vSphere from HP, then click HP VMware ESXi Management.

Support information

For support contact information, see



See Also

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