A quick blog post on how to install a custom CIM provider on an ESXi 5.x host.
Command reference can be found here.
In this example I will use an Emulex vib CIM provider for ESXi which is necessary if you using Emulex OneCommand vCenter plug-in in your environment.
Install custom CIM provider
- First, enable SSH on the host.
- Upload the vib to the tmp directory on the ESXi host.
- Login to host via SSH and execute the following command: # esxcli software vib install –v /tmp/Emulex-Corporation_bootbank_emulex-cim-provider_18.104.22.168-01.vib
- Reboot the host.