VMware CIM SMASH/Server Management API 6.7 Release Notes
Released 17 APR 2018
This document contains the following information:
About the VMware CIM SMASH/Server Management API
The VMware Common Information Model (CIM) SMASH API allows you to view and to manage hosts using the System Management Architecture for Server Hardware (SMASH) standard.
You should install the following software to use the CIM SMASH/Server Management API.
Before you use the CIM SMASH/Server Management API, install:
What's New in This Release?
This release of the VMware CIM SMASH/Server Management API includes the following changes:
sfcbd does not run by default. The sfcbd CIMOM process no longer starts by default on a new ESX installation. In prior releases, sfcbd always started as part of the ESX host startup sequence. Use the esxcli system wbem set|get command to start sfcbd on systems where it is needed.
If you upgrade your ESX system from an earlier version, sfcbd will continue to start by default.
Software update removed. The software update capability has been removed from the CIM SMASH/Server Management API.
- API Methods Supported But Not in Reference.
The CIM/SMASH Server Management API Call Reference does not mention the following methods, but they are implemented by VMware:
- API Elements in Reference But Not Supported.
The CIM/SMASH Server Management API Call Reference mentions the following classes that are no longer supported by VMware: