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Nimble Connection Manager Download Sources for VMware Update Manager

 
cbrasga24
Occasional Advisor

Nimble Connection Manager Download Sources for VMware Update Manager

The following download sources are available for VMware Update Manager, to receive the latest Nimble Connection Manager patches.

ESX VersionDownload Source
ESXi 5.xhttps://update.nimblestorage.com/esx5/ncm/index.xml
ESXi 6.0https://update.nimblestorage.com/esx6/ncm/index.xml
ESXi 6.5https://update.nimblestorage.com/esx6.5/ncm/index.xml 

Add the URL(s) as a Download Source in VMware Update Manager's settings and it will check for and download the latest Nimble Connection Manager.

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rn216
Occasional Visitor

Re: Nimble Connection Manager Download Sources for VMware Update Manager

Is there a url to download nimble NCM for esxi 6.7 via update manager?

ShankarG
Occasional Visitor

Re: Nimble Connection Manager Download Sources for VMware Update Manager

@rn216 You can use 6.5 NCM version for 6.7 too

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Seenivasan-XP
Frequent Advisor

Re: Nimble Connection Manager Download Sources for VMware Update Manager

Hi rn216,

If you using NCM 5.1.0 For ESXi 6.7, use NCM Software for ESXi 6.5.

Let me know if you have any questions on this.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Seenivasan-XP

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MRaybone
Occasional Visitor

Re: Nimble Connection Manager Download Sources for VMware Update Manager

Hi,

Could you please explain how this is possible, as when you add the 6.5 update source, the 6.7 update manager won't install NCM as it sees it as being Not Applicable as it is listed as being for esx 6.5, not 6.7.

Sonic01
Occasional Visitor

Re: Nimble Connection Manager Download Sources for VMware Update Manager

download the NMC from the HPE Infosight portal, upload the nmc zip to a datastore your ESXi 6.7 host can reach, enable ssh, connect to the host and run as follows:

esxcli software vib install -d "/vmfs/volumes/yourdatastorename/nimble-ncm-for-esx6.5-5.1.0-650006.zip"

reboot :)

Re: Nimble Connection Manager Download Sources for VMware Update Manager

While that method does work, HPE really needs to update the NCM plugin so that vSphere recognizes it for 6.7. The point of update manager is to keep packages like this up-to-date. Right now, if HPE puts out an update to NCM and you're not aware of it, you won't get updated until you become aware of it. Not to mention, it's a pain in the butt to have to manually install this one plugin when everything else can be managed via Update Manager. These are the little things that Nimble Storage would never have missed prior to HPE purchasing them.

mamatadesaiNim
HPE Blogger

Re: Nimble Connection Manager Download Sources for VMware Update Manager

Looking into this, I'll update this thread soon.  Thanks for reporting.

HPE Nimble Storage
mamatadesaiNim
HPE Blogger

Re: Nimble Connection Manager Download Sources for VMware Update Manager

Good news!  We will have this out shortly, along with the next NimOS release.  Once it is published to the repo, you will see the update in VUM!

HPE Nimble Storage
msnyder_vdc
Occasional Visitor

Re: Nimble Connection Manager Download Sources for VMware Update Manager

Any timeframe other than shortly when this is going to actually happen? We are waiting as we have to deploy to a number of severs that we don't want to have to do manually.

ONE2019
Occasional Visitor

Re: Nimble Connection Manager Download Sources for VMware Update Manager

Hello,

When will this be done?

At time om writing it is still not in the VUM repository.

mamatadesaiNim
HPE Blogger

Re: Nimble Connection Manager Download Sources for VMware Update Manager

Very very soon!!  Please stay tuned :-)

HPE Nimble Storage
Mark_Wolfe
Occasional Visitor

Re: Nimble Connection Manager Download Sources for VMware Update Manager

Yes, please get this out soon.

ESXi 6.7 will be one year old next week.

mamatadesaiNim
HPE Blogger

Re: Nimble Connection Manager Download Sources for VMware Update Manager

Does it work for you today?

HPE Nimble Storage
Mark_Wolfe
Occasional Visitor

Re: Nimble Connection Manager Download Sources for VMware Update Manager

No. I see that a new version of NCM was posted on 4/8/19, but it's still explicitly coded for ESXi 6.5.

mamatadesaiNim
HPE Blogger

Re: Nimble Connection Manager Download Sources for VMware Update Manager

Mark_Wolfe, we would like to know exactly what error you are seeing and at which step.

I have an ESX 6.7 host with GA build 8169922 and it had an older version of NCM, 5.1.0-650006.  Here are steps I followed:

1. Make sure update manager has the source https://update.nimblestorage.com/esx6.5/ncm/index.xml0.PNG

 

2.  Go to update manager home, click on "download now".  Filter by Vendor Nimble Storage.  See the last line on this image, shows ESXi version 6.7.1.png

 

3. Edit/create an extension baseline for NCM, and select the last line as source.  Attach this baseline to your ESX 6.7 host, check compliance - it will show non-compliant.2.png

 

After remediation, my ESXi host has NCM version 6.0.0-650005.

Thanks!

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SWithrington
Occasional Visitor

Re: Nimble Connection Manager Download Sources for VMware Update Manager

Hi mamatadesaiNim,


Thanks very much for following this up, I too have been waiting for this update to assist with a deployment. 

I've just followed your instructions but I see a slightly updated patch (v5.1.0-650006) but this one only have 6.5 support - could it be that a new version have been released but the compatibility has reverted? If so can I install the old one for now?

NCM_5.1.0-650006 listing

(sorry if the above screenshot doesn't appear, I can't get it to preview)

Edit - Sorry I missed the v6.0.0 prefix on your screenshot, so I've still got the old one showing up. I've hit Download Now button but it's not found the new version however? 

Thanks vm,

Stephen

mamatadesaiNim
HPE Blogger

Re: Nimble Connection Manager Download Sources for VMware Update Manager

Hi Stephen,

If you've added the URL https://update.nimblestorage.com/esx6.5/ncm/index.xml to Update Manager, click on "Download Now" and filter by Vendor Nimble, you should see what is shown in step 2 above in my post.

We would like to know what you are seeing.  Unfortunately your post does not contain a screenshot, did you attach is using the "photos" icon?

--m

HPE Nimble Storage
SWithrington
Occasional Visitor

Re: Nimble Connection Manager Download Sources for VMware Update Manager

Hi mamatadesaiNim,

Thanks for your reply. I have found out what I missed; I was filtering on the download results by the baseline I set up to look for the NCM extension but I needed to edit that baseline to include the new version.

All OK now, thank you!
Stephen

 

mamatadesaiNim
HPE Blogger

Re: Nimble Connection Manager Download Sources for VMware Update Manager

Awesome, we're thrilled to hear that!

HPE Nimble Storage
SWithrington
Occasional Visitor

Re: Nimble Connection Manager Download Sources for VMware Update Manager

Thanks very much for sorting this, Kudos to you!

Stephen