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Nimble Storage Connection service CIM Provider for ESXi 5.0 (2077724)

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This article provides information about the Nimble Storage Connection Service CIM Provider. The Nimble Connection Service CIM Provider is part of the Nimble Connection Manager. It automatically calculates and maintains the optimal number of iSCSI sessions from host to the storage group balanced across the host NICs.

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. For more information, see the Nimble Storage InfoSight web page. (You require a username and password to log in).


Supported hardware and/or software

  • Nimble Storage CS-Series arrays

The Nimble Connection Manager (NCM) includes Nimble Connection Service (NCS) as a CIM provider. Beginning with Nimble operating system version 2.0 and the introduction of storage groups and pools, volumes can now span multiple arrays that have been grouped into storage pools. As a result, a host can no longer assume that the volume is fully accessible from one specific array.

To simplify configuring multiple connections, the Nimble operating system requires that only one IP address (the iSCSI discovery IP address) be advertised at the time of discovery, rather than advertising the array's full set of data IP addresses.

NCS automatically calculates and maintains the optimal number of iSCSI sessions in this environment. That means that you do not need to make specific connections to the data interfaces manually nor worry about how many connections are hosting a volume. Connections are made to the same discovery IP address, then they are redirected to the appropriate iSCSI data interfaces.

IPMI extensions (if any)


Implementation schema details

The provider supports standard DMTF and vendor specific schemas.

CIM client plug-in support


Support information

For Nimble Connection Manager download and related documentation, see the Nimble Storage InfoSight web page.

Note: You require a username and password to log in.

For general information, see the Nimble Storage home page.

See Also

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