cimprovider -e -m module
cimprovider -r -m module [ -p provider ]
cimprovider -l [ -s | -m module ]
This command disables, enables, or removes one CIM provider module or CIM provider at a time.
In order to use the cimprovider command, cimserver has to be running and the specified provider module (a grouping of providers in the same shared library) or provider has to be registered with WBEM Services.
The first form of cimprovider disables the specified provider module. When a specified provider module is in the disabled state, any new requests to the providers that are contained in the specified provider module will be rejected.
The second form of cimprovider enables the providers that are contained in the specified provider module. The providers that are contained in the specified provider module are now ready to accept new requests.
The third form of cimprovider removes (un-registers) the specified provider module and all of its contained providers or the specified provider in the specified provider module. Once removed, a provider or provider module must be re-registered (typically by loading its registration schema via the cimmof command).
The last form of cimprovider lists all the registered provider modules and module status or all the providers in the specified provider module. To list all providers in all modules, issue a cimprovider -l command, followed by cimprovider -l -m for each listed module.
The following provider module status values are defined:
Specifying no options with the cimprovider command displays the command usage.
When an error occurs, an error message is written to stderr and an error value 1 is returned. The following return values are returned:
The cimprovider command requires that the CIM Server is running. If an operation requires more than two minutes to be processed, the cimprovider command prints a timeout message and returns an error value.
Disable provider module "OperatingSystemProvider" and all of its contained providers (placing them in a stopped state).
Enable provider module "OperatingSystemProvider" and all of its contained providers (placing them in an OK state).
Remove (un-register) the "OperatingSystemProvider" provider module and all of its contained providers.
Remove (un-register) the "PG_OperatingSystemProvider" provider that is contained in the "OperatingSystemProvider" provider module.
List the registered provider modules.
List the registered provider modules and their status (such as OK, Stopping, Stopped).
List the registered providers which are contained in the "OperatingSystemProvider" provider module.