Taipei, Taiwan May. 5, 2016 - Areca Technology Corporation (ARECA), a leading provider of PCIe SAS and SATA ll RAID adapters, today announced that it has enhanced both management and monitoring capabilities for VMware ESXi 6.x by using a new CIM (Common Information Model) Provider.
The Common Information Model (CIM) is an open standard that defines how managed elements in an IT environment are represented as a common set of objects and relationships between them. This is intended to allow consistent management of these managed elements, independent of their manufacturer or provider. CIM provides a unified method for managing an enterprise network without requiring an overhaul of the existing network management infrastructure.
Areca CIM Provider, arcpvd, is CMPI based and on the VMware platforms (ESXi6x) it is registered to SFCB (Small Foot Print Broker) CIMOM. The provider allows adapters management using any standard CIM-based management software and API. Through the provider, the information of RAID set, volumes, disks and controller could be provided.
The provider supports SLP which can be used to get the supported profiles. Areca provider, arcpvd, is compliant to SMI-S Host Hardware RAID Controller profile and supports namespace: areca/cimv2, and root/cimv2. VMware Ready Certified indicates that Areca arcpvd has completed the VMware Certification Program testing to make sure every functions work fine in the virtual environment. The reflected CIM provider compatibility link for arcpvd is as below: https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=cim
Areca CLI utility (alc) is a client software on Linux or Windows which simplifies, centralizes management and monitoring for VMware ESXi 6.x of virtual environments. Installation instructions for installing the Areca CIM Provider and remote CLI utility can be found at the webisite as below: