cimprovider(1) cimprovider(1)

NAME cimprovider - disable, enable, remove , list or display status of reg- istered CIM providers or CIM provider modules

SYNOPSIS cimprovider -d -m module

cimprovider -e -m module

cimprovider -r -m module [ -p provider ]

cimprovider -l [ -s | -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, 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 regis- tration schema via the cimmof command).

The last form of cimprovider lists all the registered provider modules and module status or all the providers in the specified provider mod- ule. To list all providers in all modules, issue a cimprovider -l com- mand, 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 dis- abling, 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 speci- fied, removes the specified provider in the spec- ified provider module (not affecting any other providers in that module).

-s Displays the status of provider modules.

--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 cim- provider command prints a timeout message and returns an error value.

EXAMPLES Disable provider module "OperatingSystemProvider" and all of its con- tained providers (placing them in a stopped state).

cimprovider -d -m OperatingSystemProvider

Enable provider module "OperatingSystemProvider" and all of its con- tained 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_OperatingSystem- Provider

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 "OperatingSys- temProvider" provider module.

cimprovider -l -m OperatingSystemProvider

SEE ALSO cimmof(1), cimserver(1).

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