1. The settings previously listed are all supported through the ESXi CIM stack. However, some IMMv1 or IMM2 systems might not have all of these settings. Some settings might not be supported by different systems.
  2. ASUESXi support is limited:
    • Only three commands are supported. Other ASU commands like showdefault, loaddefault, and showgroups are not supported.
    • ASU only supports a uEFI group on IMM2-based systems; no other groups or subgroups are supported.
  3. Some of the previously-listed settings have instance IDs, for example, IMM.LoginId.1, where 1 is a positive integer instance ID. Typically, the instance ID 1 is the default, and you can configure it.
Table 1. Connection options for VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) image
Parameter Required Description
--host <OS ip> Yes VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) image IP address. Both IPv4 and IPv6 are supported.
--user root Yes VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) image user. The root is needed here.
--password <OS_password> Yes Password for the root user.
--vmware-esxi [http] --vmware-esxi is required, while [http] is optional If [http] is not specified, ASU uses https to connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) image.
--port <port> Optional The connection port. The default port for https is 5989.