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Manual .vib CIM Plugin Installation Procedure With Screenshots

  • March 14, 2014
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Manual CIM Plugin installation procedure with screenshots


How is the VMware CIM Plugin manually installed?


Unzip the downloaded bundle cim_provider-vip_plugin-1.1.07-CIMPAT.zip

Plugin Installation 1

Open the cim_provider-vi_plugin-1.1.07-CIMPAT file

Plugin Installation 2

Select the adapter provider version for the specific ESXi version and open this file

Plugin Installation 3

Unzip this file and extract the vib file from the vib20 folder

Plugin Installation 4

Transfer the Qlogic_bootbank_qlogic-adapter-provider file to the ESXI host via SCP or by uploading the file through vSphere browse datastore upload.

Plugin Installation 5

Plugin Installation 6

Plugin Installation 7

Uploaded the vib file to a datastore through the vSphere datastore browser upload function. Then opened a putty session to the ESXi host.

To install this .vib, from ESXi host command line, execute the following command:

#  esxcli software vib install –v  <path/filename>  

Specify the full path of the VIB file locatation. 
Note:  the file was copied to / root directory for a shorter path to input while executing the install command.
/vmfs/volumes/528a7c28-a35634f0-0434-782bcb40be5f # ls

The file was copied to / root, executed using the install command from /,  and resulted in the following error:
~ # esxcli software vib install -v QLogic_bootbank_qlogic-adapter-provider_1.6.3
 ('QLogic_bootbank_qlogic-adapter-provider_1.6.38-1045108.vib', '', "[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/log/vmware/QLogic_bootbank_qlogic-adapter-provider_1.6.38-1045108.vib'>")
        url = QLogic_bootbank_qlogic-adapter-provider_1.6.38-1045108.vib

Please refer to the log file for more details.

The file was copied to /var/log/vmware, the command was executed again, and the results were successful:
# cp QLogic_bootbank_qlogic-adapter-provider_1.6.38-1045108.vib /var/log/vmware
~ # cd /var/log/vmware
/var/log/vmware # ls

/var/log/vmware # esxcli software vib install -v QLogic_bootbank_qlogic-adapter-

Installation Result successful.
Reboot of the host is required.