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LSI SMI-S CIM Provider Overview for ESXi 5.0 and ESXi 5.1 (2001549)


This article provides information about the LSI CIM provider.

  • Additional CIM providers may be available from your server’s custom image package. For more information, contact your server vendor.
  • 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.


LSI SMI-S Provider

Supported hardware and/or software

The LSI provider supports LSI MegaRAID, LSI SAS IR, LSI SAS IR2 and MegaSR controllers.

IPMI extensions (if any)


Implementation schema details

The LSI provider follows SMI-S schema v. 2.13 extended with a few proprietary classes.

CIM client plug-in support


Support information

For more information, see:

Additional Information

For more information about the LSI CIM provider, see:
To download the plugin:
  1. Navigate to the LSI Documents & Downloads site. 
  2. Search for vmware.
  3. Expand the Management Software and Tools section using the + symbol.
  4. Select the CIM provider VIB that is compatible with your hardware.

    Note: The older VIBs for ESXi may be in the Archived section of the LSI download site.
Note: The preceding links were correct as of April 6, 2015. If you find a link is broken, provide feedback and a VMware employee will update the link.



See Also

Request a Product Feature

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