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OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter Version 5.1 User's Guide

Create repository profile

  1. On the OMIVV home page, click Compliance & Deployment > Profiles > Repository Profile.
  2. On the Repository Profile page of the wizard, read the instructions, and then click GET STARTED.
  3. On the Profile Name and Description page, enter profile name and description. The description field is optional and limited to 255 characters.
  4. Click NEXT.
    The Profile Settings page is displayed.
  5. On the Profile Settings page, select Firmware or Driver.
    The following are applicable for driver repository profile:
    • Driver repository profile can have a maximum of 10 drivers. If more files are present, the selection of driver is random.
    • Only offline driver bundles (.zip files) are used.
    • Download and extract the offline driver bundles ( .zip files) and save to the shared location by providing the full path of the shared location. OMIVV automatically creates the catalog inside the OMIVV appliance. Driver bundles are available at https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads
    • OMIVV requires write access to the CIFS or NFS.
    • Files within the subfolders are ignored.
    • Files exceeding 10-MB sizes are ignored.
    • Driver repository is applicable only for vSAN clusters.
  6. In the Repository Share Location area, perform the following tasks:
    1. Enter the repository share location (NFS or CIFS).
    2. For CIFS, enter the credentials.
      OMIVV supports only Server Message Block (SMB) version 1.0 and SMB version 2.0 based CIFS shares.
      NOTE For SMB 1.0 share used for driver repository, add the file separator at the end of the directory path.
  7. To validate the catalog path and credentials, click BEGIN TEST.
    To continue creating a repository profile, you must complete this validation process.
    The test connection results are displayed.
  8. Click NEXT.
    The Synchronize with repository location page is displayed.
  9. Click NEXT.
    The Summary page is displayed that provides the information about the repository profile.
  10. Click FINISH.
    After creating the catalog, it downloads, parses, and the status is displayed on the home page of the repository profile.

    Successfully parsed repository profiles are available during the cluster profile creation and during the firmware update.


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