Install the CIM Provider Package on the ESXi Host

Enhanced PTP User Guide (UG1602)

Document ID
UG1602
Release Date
2022-10-18
Revision
1.0 English

The CIM Provider package includes the CIM Provider .vib and a Python script set_vm_ptp_privilege.py.

The CIM Provider must be installed on the ESXi host. The Python script should be copied to a standard Linux server.

Install the VIB through the Host CLI

esxcli software vib install -v <absolute PATH to the vib>/SFC-ESX-solarflare-cim-provider-2.0-0.3.vib

Installation Result
   Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
   Reboot Required: true
   VIBs Installed: SFC_bootbank_solarflare-cim-provider_2.0-0.3
   VIBs Removed:
   VIBs Skipped:
Note: When a vib has been installed the ESXi host server must be rebooted.

Verify CIM Provider Status

esxcli software vib list | grep solarflare

solarflare-cim-provider   2.0-0.3  SLF  VMwareAccepted    2018-12-18

and:

esxcli system wbem provider list

Name                            Enabled  Loaded
SLF_solarflare-cim-provider     true     true
sfcb_base                       true     true