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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

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.