Connect to server via WS-Man (And not RPC)

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Dennisjr98
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Connect to server via WS-Man (And not RPC)

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Just purchased CIM Explorer to work with a remote ESXi Server via it's CIM server. It seems like the default connection method when you attempt to connect to a remote computer is to use DCOM/RPC. This is fine for Windows based systems, but the standard for CIM remote sessions is to use the more user friendly WS-Man protocol. WS-Management is a DMTF open standard for the management of servers, devices, applications, and Web services.

How do I configure CIM Explorer to utilize WS-Man when connecting to a remote system and NOT RPC?

Product: CIM Explorer (64 Bit)
Build: v2.3.97
OS: Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit)
Build: v10.0.19044
PowerShell version(s): 5.1
Remote system I am trying to connect to: ESXi Server v7.1

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Alexander Riedel
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Re: Connect to server via WS-Man (And not RPC)

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Sorry, WS-Man is not supported at this time.
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Re: Connect to server via WS-Man (And not RPC)

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That is unfortunate. Are there any plans to add support for WS-MAN in the future?

Also, thank you for that lightning fast reply!

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Re: Connect to server via WS-Man (And not RPC)

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There are certain stumbling blocks on supporting that. I am not going into detail on purpose.
It is planned, but I have no idea when that will happen.
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Re: Connect to server via WS-Man (And not RPC)

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Understood. Thank you for the answers and the super quick response! I look forward to future updates/upgrades to these tools.