How To Install wbemei on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install wbemei on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update wbemei as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install sblim-wbemcli
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install sblim-wbemcli

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is wbemei and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install wbemei on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install wbemei on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install wbemei using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install sblim-wbemcli

Install wbemei on CentOS 8 using yum

Because wbemei is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install wbemei package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install sblim-wbemcli

How to upgrade (update) a single package wbemei using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like wbemei in this example you should use the following command:

yum update sblim-wbemcli

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade sblim-wbemcli

How to Upgrade wbemei on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update sblim-wbemcli

How To remove wbemei from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the wbemei package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove sblim-wbemcli

Extra info and code examples

The WBEM Command Line Interface is a standalone, convenient systems management utility for CIMOM access. Invocation and output syntax are problem-oriented and easy to process by shell and Perl scripts, making wbemcli well suited for administrators writing their own management scripts and for WBEM developers wanting to test their providers. WBEM (Web-Based Enterprise Management) is a successor of SNMP and the basis of SMI-S (Storage Management Initiative - a standard interface to storage devices). CIM (Common Information Model, the data model of WBEM) has a much wider scope, thus more ambitious projects like OpenPegasus exist, but this simple utility from the SBLIM project is enough to query disk and RAID states of SMI-S compatible storage products from their CIM Object Manager, for example.


You now have a full guide on how to install wbemei using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the wbemei from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install wbemei on Kali Linux

How To Install wbemei on Debian 11

How To Install wbemei on Fedora 34

How To Install wbemei on CentOS 8

How To Install wbemei on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install wbemei on Ubuntu 21.04