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I want to install a server administrator utility from Dell used for monitoring the server hardware. I read Dell instructions but i have a problem when i try to activate the uservars.CIMOEMProvidersEnabled  option in vmware. I can´t find this option in de esxi server. This option doesnt appear in advanced settings of the esxi server.
When i try to install through command line, i recieved this error: "Option UserVars.CIMOEMProvidersEnabled not found."
Please i need help.
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Use UserVars.CIMoemProviderEnabled with lower case OEM, no s at end of Provider - there is typo in instructions
vicfg-advcfg -s 1 UserVars.CIMoemProviderEnabled <- full command

Good Luck
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Of course that is through command line...
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Hi, i fixed the string but i get the same error.

Option UserVars.CIMoemProviderEnabled not found.

i put this command vicfg-advcfg.pl" --server 40.0.0.154 -s 1 UserVars.CIMoemProviderEnabled

Thanks
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Check if you've got that option in Advanced Settings in vSphere Client?

Configuration, Advanced Settings, UserVars

 Configuration, Advanced Settings, UserVars
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Sorry but i havent got this option
I ve got an esxi 4.1.
thanks a lot.

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can you check under Misc?
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Hmm, I don't see this on my 4.1 system either, maybe it was specific to 4.0 or the offline bundle created it. I am not running the Openmanage stuff on my Dell?

Did the vihostupdate step go ok? Did you reboot the server afterward? Are you using OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-6.3.0-2075.VIB-ESX41i_A00.8.zip? http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R275661&SystemID=pwe_r710&servicetag=10C1NM1&os=EX41&osl=en&deviceid=21859&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=1&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=0&libid=36&typeid=-1&dateid=-1&formatid=-1&source=-1&fileid=406735
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What model is your server?
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It's on mine!

But I've often seen it under Misc or UserVars on  don't know why it's different per system.
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Maybe its particular to if you install the Dell customized image? I am running the "stock" 4.1 image from vmware.
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Yes, I'm using Dell or HP.
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Seems like if the vihostupdate went correctly for the offline bundle it would create that uservar
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I don't bother with openmanage because I only have a single Dell R710 host, everything else is HP or IBM
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I have seen under misc but does not appear in the misc option.
thanks.
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What version of VMware ESXi 4.1 are you using|

e.g. from where and what did you download it from?
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i´m using 4.1.0 version. Build 260247
(VMware ESXi 4.1.0-260247.x86_64.iso)
I have downloaded it from vmware web.
thanks

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Hi all, i have installed this pack "Dell OpenManage Offline Bundle and VIB for ESXi" on my esxi server, but in the server administrator doesnt apear correctly, because ¡i doesn`t not display any data on the server on my ESXi server.
Use the CIM configuration, but what I have to put user in the settings in the server administrator CIM?
What user should I put the root of ESXi?
Thanks again

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I finally used vsphere cli. This solved the problem.
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