Using the ASU to configure settings for VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi)

This topic describes how to use the ASU to configure settings for VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) with Lenovo customization in IMM-based servers.

The VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) supports the ASU. Because the ESXi image has no console and individual tools cannot run directly on this operating system, the ASU configures the ESXi image based on the CIM stack. The ASU only supports IMMv1 or IMM2 systems that have the CIM stack. Make sure that the CIM server is available on the operating system before running the ASU command.

ESXi with Lenovo customization must synchronize the schema from IMM either after the operating system starts or after the IMM firmware is updated. The update takes approximately 15 minutes. Do not run the ASU until the schema synchronization is finished.

Using the command-line interface

Enter the following command:
asu command <setting_name> <connection_options>

Supported commands

For the VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) operating system, ASU supports only three basic commands for configuration:

show gets the current setting value

set modifies the current setting value

showvalues presents the values that the setting supports

Note: The <setting_name> is the setting that refers to IMM, uEFI, and BootOrder. A group name such as IMM, uEFI, or all is not supported.