cimprovider man page

cimprovider — disable, enable, remove , group, list or display status of registered CIM providers or CIM provider modules

Synopsis

cimprovider -d -m module

cimprovider -e -m module

cimprovider -r -m module [ -p provider ]

cimprovider -g group -m module

cimprovider -l [ -s | -f | -m module ]

cimprovider -h

cimprovider --help

cimprovider --version

Remarks

The -l option for this command can be executed by any user(s). All other options require superuser permissions.

This command disables, enables, or removes one CIM provider module or CIM provider at a time.

Description

The cimprovider command provides a command line interface to disable, enable, unregister, group and list registered CIM providers. If a CIM provider is disabled, the CIM Server rejects any requests to the provider. If a CIM provider is enabled, the CIM Server forwards requests to the provider. And if a CIM provider is unregistered, the CIM Server will no longer have any information about the provider.

In order to use the cimprovider command, cimserver has to be running and the specified provider module (a grouping of providers in the same shared library) or provider has to be registered with WBEM Services.

The first form of cimprovider disables the specified provider module. When a specified provider module is in the disabled state, any new requests to the providers that are contained in the specified provider module will be rejected.

The second form of cimprovider enables the providers that are contained in the specified provider module. The providers that are contained in the specified provider module are now ready to accept new requests.

The third form of cimprovider removes (un-registers) the specified provider module and all of its contained providers or the specified provider in the specified provider module. Once removed, a provider or provider module must be re-registered (typically by loading its registration schema via the cimmof command).

The fourth form of cimprovider sets the provider module group. If the provider module is active, provider module is disabled first, group is set and enabled again. If group name is CIMServer, provider module is loaded into CIMServer process depending on UserContext value. Specify empty string to remove from grouping.

The last form of cimprovider lists all the registered provider modules and module status or all the providers in the specified provider module. To list all providers in all modules, issue a cimprovider -l command, followed by cimprovider -l -m for each listed module.

The following provider module status values are defined:

OK
The provider module is enabled.
Stopping
The provider module is in the process of being disabled.
Stopped
The provider module is disabled.
Degraded
A failure was detected in an out-of-process provider module. Disable and re-enable the provider module to ensure any active indication subscriptions are being served.
Error
An invalid registration instance was encountered upon CIM Server initialization.

Specifying no options with the cimprovider command displays the command usage.

Options

The cimprovider command recognizes the following options:

-d
Disables the specified CIM provider R module . If user(s) try to disable a module that is already disabled, an error message is returned and no action is taken.
-e
Enables the specified CIM provider R module . If user(s) try to enable a module that is already enabled or try to enable a module that is disabling, an error message is returned and no action is taken.
-h, --help
Display command usage information.
-l
Displays all the registered provider modules.
-m module
Specifies the provider module for the operation.
-p provider
Specifies the provider for the operation.
-r
Removes the specified provider module and all of its contained providers. If provider is specified, removes the specified provider in the specified provider module (not affecting any other providers in that module).
-g
Sets the CIM provider module group. Specify empty string to remove from grouping. If the provider module is active, provider module is disabled first, group is set and enabled again. All provider modules with the same group name are loaded into a single agent process except when overridden by specific UserContext values. If group name is CIMServer , provider module is loaded into CIMServer process depending on UserContext value.
-s
Displays the status of provider modules.
-f
Displays the full status of provider modules with group name.
--version
Display CIM Server version number.

Exit Status

When an error occurs, an error message is written to stderr and an error value 1 is returned. The following return values are returned:

0
Successful completion
1
Error

Usage Notes

The cimprovider command requires that the CIM Server is running. If an operation requires more than two minutes to be processed, the cimprovider command prints a timeout message and returns an error value.

Examples

Disable provider module "OperatingSystemProvider" and all of its contained providers (placing them in a stopped state).

cimprovider -d -m OperatingSystemProvider

Enable provider module "OperatingSystemProvider" and all of its contained providers (placing them in an OK state).

cimprovider -e -m OperatingSystemProvider

Remove (un-register) the "OperatingSystemProvider" provider module and all of its contained providers.

cimprovider -r -m OperatingSystemProvider

Remove (un-register) the "PG_OperatingSystemProvider" provider that is contained in the "OperatingSystemProvider" provider module.

cimprovider -r -m OperatingSystemProvider -p PG_OperatingSystemProvider

List the registered provider modules.

cimprovider -l

List the registered provider modules and their status (such as OK, Stopping, Stopped).

cimprovider -l -s

List the registered providers which are contained in the "OperatingSystemProvider" provider module.

cimprovider -l -m OperatingSystemProvider

Set the group name of the "OperatingSystemProvider" provider module to "CIMServer".

cimprovider -g CIMServer -m OperatingSystemProvider

Remove "OperatingSystemProvider" provider module from grouping.

cimprovider -g "" -m OperatingSystemProvider

See Also

cimmof(1), cimserver(1).

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