It looks like it is required that customization ( more then just CIM providers) is required by OME to perform hardware alerting on ESXi 5.
Can we just use OME with the default ESXi5 CIM provider and nothing else?
Does dell have a ESXi5 CIM provider VIB by itself or does it require installing Open manage?
Thanks for your post. OME currently talks to VMWare's ESXi CIM provider to get the hardware inventory. It also talks to OMSA to get the hardware health. If you don't install OMSA VIB, OME will not be able to get hardware health information from ESXi.