NAME cimprovider - disable, enable, remove , group, list or display status of registered CIM providers or CIM provider modules
SYNOPSIS cimprovider -d -m module
cimprovider -e -m module
cimprovider -r -m module [ -p provider ]
cimprovider -g group -m module
cimprovider -l [ -s | -f | -m module ]
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, group 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 fourth form of cimprovider sets the provider module group. If the provider module is active, provider module is disabled first, group is set and enabled again. If group name is CIMServer, provider module is loaded into CIMServer process depending on UserContext value. Specify empty string to remove from grouping.
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).
-g Sets the CIM provider module group. Specify empty string to remove from grouping. If the provider module is active, provider module is disabled first, group is set and enabled again. All provider modules with the same group name are loaded into a single agent process except when overridden by specific UserContext values. If group name is CIMServer , provider module is loaded into CIMServer process depending on User- Context value.
-s Displays the status of provider modules.
-f Displays the full status of provider modules with group name.
--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.
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
Set the group name of the "OperatingSystemProvider" provider module to "CIMServer".
cimprovider -g CIMServer -m OperatingSystemProvider
Remove "OperatingSystemProvider" provider module from grouping.
cimprovider -g "" -m OperatingSystemProvider
SEE ALSO cimmof(1), cimserver(1).