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Emulex CIM Provider Overview for ESXi 5.0 (2001548)

Purpose

This article provides information about the Emulex® fibre channel host bus adapter (HBA) and universal converged network adapter (UCNA) CIM providers.

Note: The partner product referenced in this article is a software module that is developed and supported by a partner. Use of this product is also governed by the end user license agreement of the partner. You must obtain the application, support, and licensing for using this product from the partner.

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Supported hardware and/or software

The Emulex CIM Providers support Emulex LightpulseTM HBA (FC) and OneConnectTM UCNA (FCoE; iSCSI; NIC) devices.

IPMI extensions (if any)

None

Implementation schema details

Standard Profiles supported by the Emulex UCNA provider.

Profile - Source

  • Access Points - SNIA SMI-S 1.5, Common profiles Book, Clause 23
  • Diagnostics - DMFT DSP1002
  • Ethernet Port - DMTF DSP1075
  • FCoE Initiator Ports - SNIA SMI-S 1.5, Common profiles Book, Clause 22
  • Host Discovered Resources - SNIA SMI-S 1.5, Host Book, Clause 7
  • Host LAN Network Port - DMFT DSP1035
  • IP Interface - DMTF DSP1036
  • iSCSI Initiator - SNIA SMI-S 1.5, Host Book, Clause 9
  • iSCSI Initiator Port- SNIA SMI-S 1.5, Common profiles Book, Clause 16
  • PCI Device - DMTF DSP1075
  • Physical Asset - DMTF DSP1011
  • Profile Registration - DMFT DSP1033
  • Record Log - DMFT DSP1010
  • Software Inventory - DMFT DSP1023
  • Software Update - DMFT DSP1025
  • Storage HBA - SNIA SMI-S 1.5, Host Book, Clause 6

Standard Profiles supported by the FC provider.

Profile - Source

  • Access Points - SNIA SMI-S 1.5, Common profiles Book, Clause 23
  • FC Initiator Ports - SNIA SMI-S 1.5, Common profiles Book, Clause 17
  • FC HBA - SNIA SMI-S 1.5 Part 6 Clause 5
  • Host Discovered Resources - SNIA SMI-S 1.5, Host Book, Clause 7
  • Physical Asset - DMTF DSP1011
  • Profile Registration - DMFT DSP1033
  • Record Log - DMFT DSP1010
  • Software Inventory - DMFT DSP1023
  • Software Update - DMFT DSP1025

Proprietary Profiles/Services supported by the UCNA Provider

  • Licensing and Personality Change
  • Diagnostic Dump

CIM Client plug-in support

The Emulex CIM providers deliver the management foundation for Emulex’s OneCommandTM Manager for VMware vCenter Server (OCM for VMware vCenter Server). Versions 1.0/1.1 of OCM for VMware vCenter are already generally available from the Emulex website.

OCM for VMware vCenter Server integrates the in-depth management of Emulex LightPulse HBAs and OneConnect UCNAs into the VMware vCenter Server management console via the Emulex OneCommand tab.

This comprehensive solution builds upon standard Emulex CIM management providers and advanced Emulex OneCommand Manager application functionality to deliver native configuration management, status monitoring, and online maintenance of Emulex adapters in VMware ESX and ESXi environments, using a graphical (GUI) or command line (CLI) user interface.


Use OCM for VMware vCenter Server to perform these core tasks:

  • Centrally manage Emulex HBA and UCNA adapters across multiple protocols on ESX/ESXi hosts in lockdown mode, including Fibre Channel (FC), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) and Network Interface Card (NIC) adapters
  • Discover, present and update Emulex adapters in host and VMware cluster views
  • Manage Emulex FC, FCoE, iSCSI and NIC ports in host-centric or fabric-centric views
  • View and configure OneConnect UCNA Data Center Bridging (DCB) settings for FCoE, NIC and iSCSI ports
  • Manage a UCNA’s Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Initialization Protocol (FIP)
  • Dynamically download and update adapter firmware and boot code (x86 BootBIOS) per fabric, per host or per VMware cluster
  • Change World Wide Port Name (WWPN) and World Wide Node Name (WWNN) settings for individual adapters
  • Enable/disable adapter boot and PFC throttle settings for FC/FCoE adapter ports
  • View adapter vital product data (VPD) and vNIC data
  • View and manage iSCSI ports, initiators, targets and LUNs
  • Reset FC/FCoE adapter ports
  • Set and modify global FC/FCoE driver parameters
  • Change protocol personalities and manage licenses for OneConnect 10Gb/s Ethernet adapters (FCoE, iSCSI, NIC),
  • Run diagnostic tests on Emulex HBA and UCNA adapters
  • Create and export storage area network SAN infrastructure reports

Support information

For product documentation for ESX 4.1 and ESX 5.0, see http://www.emulex.com/downloads/emulex/vmware
To seach the Emulex Knowledge Base, go to http://www.emulex.com/support/search.jsp
 
To contact Emulex, email support@emulex.com.

Additional support information

Emulex OCM for VMware software and documentation is available on the Emulex website.

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