IBM Firmware Update Provider Broker (FUPB) with VMware vSphere 5.0 (2008775)
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 .
Supported hardware and/or software
Installation can be done in one of two ways:
- Load the VMware vSphere 5.0 with 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 the IBM website, http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/x/os/vmware/esxi/
IPMI extensions (if any)
Implementation schema detail
The provider follows DMTF standard DSP1025-SoftwareUpdate.
CIM client plug-in support
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.
Additional support information
Debugging logs are stored in /tmp/fupbdebug.txt.
Since it is bundled in the IBM custom image, the FUPB provider exclusively supports IBM’s ToolCenter UpdateXpress System Pack Installer.