There are a few ways to install Nimble Connection Manager (NCM) on your ESXi hosts. The easiest way is to add the appropriate download source to VMware Update Manager (VUM) in your vCenter, then create and attach a baseline for Nimble Connection Manager to each of your ESXi hosts attached to the HPE Nimble array. Doing so will ensure that Nimble Connection Manager is installed or updated during your normal VMware Update Manager update cycle which will keep Nimble Connection Manager updated across your infrastructure. For those that need them, here are the source URLs:
To install the Nimble Connection Manager (NCM) on an ESXi 5.5 host, execute the following command:
vib install -d https://update.nimblestorage.com/esx5/ncm
To install the Nimble Connection Manager (NCM) on an ESXi 6 host, execute the following command:
vib install -d https://update.nimblestorage.com/esx6/ncm
To install the Nimble Connection Manager (NCM) on an ESXi 6.5 host, execute the following command:
vib install -d https://update.nimblestorage.com/esx6.5/ncm
/etc/init.d/sfcbd-watchdog stop esxcli software vib remove -n nimble-ncs --maintenance-mode esxcli software vib remove -n nimble-psp --maintenance-mode
After the Nimble Connection Manager (NCM) has been either installed or removed, the ESXi host must be rebooted.
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