Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Version 2.3 CIM Reference Guide

Dell OpenManage™
Server Administrator
CIM Reference Guide
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Contents
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Introduction
Server Administrator .
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Documenting CIM Classes and Their Properties .
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Base Classes . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parent Classes . . . . . . . . . . .
Classes That Describe Relationships .
Dell-defined Classes . . . . . . . .
Typographical Conventions.
Common Properties of Classes
Other Documents You May Need
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CIM_PhysicalElement
CIM_PhysicalElement
CIM_PhysicalPackage .
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CIM_Chassis
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DELL_Chassis
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CIM_PhysicalFrame
CIM_PhysicalComponent.
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CIM_PhysicalMemory
CIM_PhysicalConnector
CIM_Slot
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CIM_LogicalElement
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CIM_System .
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CIM_ComputerSystem
DELL_System
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_Sensor .
CIM_DiscreteSensor .
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CIM_NumericSensor.
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CIM_TemperatureSensor .
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CIM_CurrentSensor
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CIM_VoltageSensor
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CIM_Tachometer
CIM_WatchDog
CIM_CoolingDevice
CIM_Fan
CIM_UserDevice
CIM_PointingDevice .
CIM_Keyboard .
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CIM_PowerSupply .
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CIM_PCIDevice
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CIM_PCIBridge
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CIM_Processor
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CIM_Controller
CIM_ParallelController
CIM_SerialController
CIM_PCIController .
CIM_StorageExtent
CIM_Memory
CIM_CacheMemory
CIM_SoftwareElement .
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CIM_BIOSElement .
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CIM_SoftwareFeature
DELL_SoftwareFeature .
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DELL_PSRedundancyGroup
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CIM_SystemResource
CIM_IRQ
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CIM_DMA .
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CIM_ExtraCapacityGroup
CIM_EnabledLogicalElement Group
CIM_ServiceAccessPoint
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DELL_CMApplication
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CIM_Dependency
DELL_FanSensor .
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Table 1-1.
CIM_DMA Properties
Table 1-2.
Common Properties of Classes .
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CIM_PhysicalElement Properties
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CIM_PhysicalPackage Properties
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Table 2-3.
CIM_Physical Frame Properties
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Table 2-4.
CIM_Chassis Parent Properties
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DELL_Chassis Properties
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Table 2-6.
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Table 2-7.
CIM_Chip Properties
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Table 2-8.
CIM_PhysicalMemory Properties
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Table 2-9.
CIM_PhysicalConnector Properties
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Connector Type Values
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Table 3-1.
CIM_LogicalElement Properties
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Table 3-2.
CIM_System Properties
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Table 3-3.
CIM_ComputerSystem Properties
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Table 3-4.
DELL_System Properties
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Table 3-5.
CIM_Logical Device Properties
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Table 3-6.
CIM_Sensor Properties
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Table 3-7.
CIM_DiscreteSensor Properties
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Table 3-8.
CIM_NumericSensor Properties
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Table 3-9.
CIM_TemperatureSensor Properties
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Table 3-10.
CIM_CurrentSensor Properties
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CIM_VoltageSensor Properties
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CIM_Tachometer Properties .
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Table 3-13.
CIM_WatchDog Properties
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CIM_CoolingDevice Properties
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CIM_Fan Properties
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CIM_UserDevice Properties
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Table 3-17.
CIM_PointingDevice Properties
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CIM_Keyboard Properties
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CIM_PowerSupply Properties
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CIM_Controller Properties
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Table 3-21.
CIM_ParallelController Properties
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CIM_SerialController Properties
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CIM_PCIController Properties
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CIM_PCIDevice Properties
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CIM_PCIBridge Properties .
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CIM_Processor Properties
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CIM_StorageExtent Properties .
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CIM_SoftwareFeature Properties
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CIM_SystemResource Properties
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Table 3-35.
CIM_IRQ Properties
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Table 3-36.
CIM_MemoryMappedIO Properties
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Table 3-37.
CIM_DMA Properties
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Table 3-38.
CIM_RedundancyGroup Properties
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Table 3-39.
CIM_ExtraCapacityGroup Properties
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Table 3-40.
DELL_PSRedundancyGroup Properties
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Table 3-41.
DELL_FanRedundancyGroup Properties
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Table 3-42.
CIM_EnabledLogicalElementGroup
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CIM_Memory Properties
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CIM_CacheMemory Properties
Table 3-30.
CIM_SoftwareElement Properties
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CIM_BIOSElement Properties
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Table 3-43.
CIM_ServiceAccessPointGroup Properties .
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CIM_RemoteServiceAccessPointGroup
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DELL_RemoteServiceAccessPortGroup
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Table 4-1.
DELL_EsmLog Properties
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Table 4-2.
DELL_PostLog Properties
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Table 4-3.
DELL_CMApplication Properties
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DELL_CMDevice Properties
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Table 4-5.
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Table 4-7.
DELL_CMOS Properties
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CIM_PackageFanSensor Properties
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Table 5-1.
DELL_FanSensor Properties
Table 5-2.
CIM_PackageTempSensor Properties
Table 5-3.
CIM_PackageVoltage Properties
Table 5-4.
CIM_PackageCurrentSensor Properties
Table 5-5.
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Table 5-7.
DELL_PackagePSRedundancy Properties
Table 5-8.
DELL_PSRedundancy Properties
Figure 2-1.
CIM_PhysicalElement Class Structure
Figure 3-1.
CIM_LogicalElement
Figure 3-2.
Ranges for Threshold Values
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CIM_Dependency Class Structure
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Introduction
This reference guide documents the Dell OpenManage™ Server Administrator Common Information
Model (CIM) provider contained in the Management Object File (MOF) dccim32.mof.
CIM provides a conceptual model for describing manageable objects in a systems management
environment. CIM is a modeling tool rather than a programming language. CIM provides the
structure for organizing objects into a model of a managed environment. For modeling a managed
environment, CIM makes available a set of abstract and concrete classes of objects. These classes
model the basic characteristics of systems, networks, and applications, as well as groupings of
management-related data.
For more information about CIM, see the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) website
at www.dmtf.org and the Microsoft® website at www.microsoft.com.
Server Administrator
Server Administrator 1.0 or later provides a suite of systems management information for keeping
track of your networked systems. In addition to providing systems management agents that are
independent of the management console, Server Administrator supports these systems
management standards: CIM and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
In addition to supporting systems management industry standards, Server Administrator provides
additional systems management information about the specific components of your Dell™ system.
Documenting CIM Classes and Their Properties
The Dell CIM provider extends support to Dell-specific software and hardware components. The
Dell MOF defines the classes for the Dell CIM provider. All of the supported classes and properties
in the MOF are documented in this guide.
The following subsections define some of the basic building blocks of CIM classes that are used in
describing the dccim32 provider name. These subsections also explain how the elements used in
describing these classes are organized. This section does not document the entire CIM schema, but
only those classes and properties supported by the dccim32 provider. The list of properties for each
supported class varies greatly.
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Base Classes
The classes listed in the Server Administrator CIM provider class hierarchy do not have a parent
property. These base classes do not derive from another class. The base classes are:
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CIM_ManagedSystemElement
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CIM_Dependency
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DELL_Esm Log
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DELL_PostLog
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DELL_CMApplication
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DELL_CMDevice
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DELL_CMDeviceApplications
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DELL_CMInventory
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DELL_CMOS
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DELL_CMProductInfo
The CIM_ManagedSystemElement class is the base class for the system element hierarchy from
which all other CIM classes are derived. As a result, CIM_ManagedSystemElement has no parent.
Examples of managed system elements include software components such as files, devices such as
hard drives and controllers, and physical subcomponents of devices such as chip sets and cards.
For the CIM_ManagedSystemElement properties, see Caption, CreationClassName,
Description, Name, and Status in Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
The Dell-defined classes are not defined in the official schema by the DMTF, the industry group
that defines the standards for CIM, and hence do not have parent classes. CIM_Dependency
does not have a parent class because it is a relationship or association between two managed
system elements.
Parent Classes
Most classes in the dccim32 provider document both a Class Name and a Parent Class property.
The parent class is the class from which any given class inherits its core properties. For example,
the CIM_Controller class has the CIM_LogicalDevice class as its parent, and has various types of
controllers (CIM_ParallelController, CIM_SerialController) as its children.
Classes That Describe Relationships
Classes that derive from CIM_Dependency have CIM_Dependency as their parent class, but they
are documented in terms of antecedent and dependent elements in a relationship rather than in
terms of common properties. Consider the following relationship between two
CIM_ManagedSystemElements:
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CIM_PackageCurrentSensor
Dependent
CIM_PhysicalPackage
Introduction
The CIM_PackageCurrentSensor monitors an entire physical package, such as all the components
contained in a given system chassis. The CIM_PhysicalPackage is dependent on the
CIM_PackageCurrentSensor for this monitoring function.
Dell-defined Classes
Server Administrator has extended some CIM classes and has created new classes to assist in
managing systems and their components. In the diagrams that appear in the documentation for
each class, those classes created and populated by Dell are designated by the gold (lighter gray)
triangle
icon.
Typographical Conventions
The following example shows how most of the classes in the Dell CIM provider are documented.
Table 1-1 shows a partial class description for the DELL_DMA class. (For a full class description,
see Table 3-37, "CIM_DMA Properties.")
Class Name appears in Courier typeface and provides the string that names the class in the MOF.
Parent Class appears in Courier typeface and provides the name of the class from which the
present class is derived.
Property denotes the name of the attribute that is being defined for this class.
Description includes text that defines the property.
Data Type stipulates the format that the values of this property must take. Common data types
include Boolean, string, and various types of integer. Boolean indicates that the property must be
expressed as one of two alternatives.
Table 1-1.
CIM_DMA Properties
Class Name:
CIM_DMA
Parent Class:
CIM_SystemResource
Property
Description
Data Type
DMAChannel
A part of the object’s key value, the DMA channel number.
uint32
Availability
Availability of the DMA. Availability values are defined as follows: uint16
1 Other
2 Unknown
3 Available
4 In Use/Not Available
5 In Use and Available/Shareable
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Common Properties of Classes
Many classes have properties such as Caption, Description, and CreationClassName. Table 1-2
defines properties that have the same meaning in every class that has this property and are defined
more than once in this guide.
Table 1-2. Common Properties of Classes
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Description
Data Type
Caption
Describes the object using a short textual
description (one-line string).
string
CreationClassName
Indicates the name of the class or the subclass
used in the creation of an instance. When used
with the other key properties of this class, this
property allows all instances of this class and its
subclasses to be uniquely identified.
string
CSCreationClassName
Indicates the computer system’s creation class
name.
string
CSName
Indicates the computer system’s name.
string
CurrentReading
Indicates the actual current value indicated by the sint32
sensor in amperes.
Description
Provides a textual description of the object.
string
LowerThresholdNonCritical
If current reading is between lower threshold
noncritical and upper threshold noncritical, the
current state is normal. See Figure 3-2.
sint32
LowerThresholdCritical
If the current reading is between upper threshold sint32
critical and upper threshold fatal, the current state
is critical. See Figure 3-2.
IsLinear
Indicates that the sensor is linear over its
dynamic range.
Manufacturer
Provides the name of the organization responsible string
for producing the CIM_PhysicalElement or
CIM_SoftwareElement. This may be the entity
from whom the element is purchased, but not
necessarily. Purchase information is contained in
the Vendor property of CIM_Product.
Name
Defines the label by which the object is known.
When subclassed, the Name property can be
overridden to be a Key property.
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Boolean
string
Table 1-2.
Common Properties of Classes (continued)
Property
Description
Data Type
Status
Provides a string indicating how well the
component is functioning—comparable to
"health." Status values for operational and
nonoperational conditions include:
string
Operational Status Values:
OK indicates that the object is
functioning normally.
Degraded means that the item is functioning, but
not optimally.
Stressed indicates that the element is functioning,
but needs attention. Examples of Stressed states
are overloaded, overheated, and so on.
Nonoperational Status Values:
Non-recover means that a nonrecoverable error
has occurred.
Error means that an element has encountered an
operational condition that is severe as compared to
its normal mode of operation.
SystemCreationClassName
Indicates the system’s creation class name.
string
UnitModifier
Provides the unit multiplier for the values
sint32
returned by this sensor. All the values returned by
this sensor are represented in units of 10 raised to
the power of the unit modifier. If the unit modifier
is –6, then the units of the values returned are
microvolts. The units apply to all numeric
properties of the sensor, unless explicitly
overridden by the units’ qualifier.
UpperThresholdCritical
If the current reading is between upper threshold
critical and upper threshold fatal, the current
status is critical. See Figure 3-2.
sint32
UpperThresholdNonCritical
If the current reading is between lower threshold
noncritical and lower threshold critical, the
current status is noncritical. See Figure 3-2.
sint32
Version
Version should be in the form
<major>.<minor>.<revision> or
<major>.<minor><letter><revision>; for
example, 1.2.3 or 1.2a3.
string
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Other Documents You May Need
Besides this Dell OpenManage Server Administrator CIM Reference Guide, you can find the
following guides either on the Dell Support website at support.dell.com or on the documentation CD:
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Server Administrator Online Help is context-sensitive help that you can access while running
Server Administrator. Help screens provide step-by-step instructions on how to perform
systems management tasks using Server Administrator.
•
Dell OpenManage Server Administrator User’s Guide documents the features, installation, and
uninstallation of Server Administrator.
•
Dell OpenManage Installation and Security User’s Guide provides complete information on
installation procedures and step-by-step instructions for installing, upgrading, and
uninstalling Server Administrator for each operating system.
•
Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Command Line Interface User’s Guide explains how to
perform tasks using the text-based command line interface.
•
Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Messages Reference Guide lists the messages that you
can receive on your systems management console or on your operating system’s event viewer.
This guide explains the text, severity, and cause of each message that the Server
Administrator issues.
•
Dell OpenManage Server Administrator SNMP Reference Guide documents the SNMP
management information base (MIB). The SNMP MIB defines variables that cover the
capabilities of Server Administrator systems management agents.
Introduction
CIM_PhysicalElement
CIM_PhysicalElement is a CIM-defined class. The CIM_PhysicalElement class contains the
subclasses shown in Figure 2-1.
Figure 2-1. CIM_PhysicalElement Class Structure
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_PhysicalElement
CIM_PhysicalPackage
CIM_PhysicalFrame
CIM_Chassis
DELL_Chassis
CIM_PhysicalComponent
CIM_Chip
CIM_PhysicalMemory
CIM_PhysicalConnector
CIM_Slot
CIM_PhysicalElement
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_PhysicalElement
Subclasses of the CIM_PhysicalElement class listed in Table 2-1 define any component of a system
that has a distinct physical identity. Physical elements are tangible managed system elements
(usually actual hardware items) that have a physical manifestation of some sort. By contrast,
processes, files, and logical devices are not classified as physical elements. A managed system
element is not necessarily a discrete component. A single card (which is a type of physical element)
can host more than one logical device. One card, for example, could implement both a modem and
a local area network (LAN) adapter. In this case, the card would be represented by a single physical
element associated with multiple logical devices.
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Table 2-1. CIM_PhysicalElement Properties
Class Name:
CIM_PhysicalElement
Parent Class:
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
Property
Description
CreationClassName
See Table 1-2, “Common Properties of Classes.”
Manufacturer
See Table 1-2, “Common Properties of Classes.”
Model
The name by which the physical element is generally known. string
SerialNumber
A manufacturer-allocated number used to identify the
physical element.
Tag
Uniquely identifies the physical element and serves as the
string
element’s key. The Tag property can contain information
such as asset tag or serial number data. The key for physical
element is placed very high in the object hierarchy in order
to identify the hardware/entity independently, regardless of
physical placement in or on cabinets, adapters, and so on.
For example, a hot-swappable or removable component can
be taken from its containing (scoping) package and
temporarily unused. The object still continues to exist and
may even be inserted into a different scoping container.
Therefore, the key for physical element is an arbitrary string
that is defined independently of any placement or
location-oriented hierarchy.
Data Type
string
CIM_PhysicalPackage
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_PhysicalElement
CIM_PhysicalPackage
The CIM_PhysicalPackage class listed in Table 2-2 represents physical elements that contain or
host other components. Examples are a rack enclosure or an adapter card with multiple functions.
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Table 2-2.
CIM_PhysicalPackage Properties
Class Name:
CIM_PhysicalPackage
Parent Class:
CIM_PhysicalElement
Property
Description
Removable
A CIM_PhysicalPackage is removable if it is designed to be Boolean
taken in and out of the physical container in which it is
normally found without impairing the function of the
overall package.
Replaceable
A CIM_PhysicalPackage is replaceable if it is possible to
Boolean
substitute a physically different element for the original
element, as in a field replaceable unit (FRU). For example,
some computer systems allow the microprocessor to be
upgraded to one of a higher clock rating. In this case, the
microprocessor is said to be replaceable.
Data Type
CIM_PhysicalFrame
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_PhysicalElement
CIM_PhysicalPackage
CIM_PhysicalFrame
The CIM_PhysicalFrame class described in Table 2-3 contains other frame enclosures such as racks
and chassis. Properties like VisibleAlarm or AudibleAlarm, and data related to security breaches are
also members of this class.
Table 2-3.
CIM_Physical Frame Properties
Class Name:
CIM_PhysicalFrame
Parent Class:
CIM_PhysicalPackage
Property
Description
LockPresent
Indicates whether the frame is protected with a lock. Boolean
AudibleAlarm
Indicates whether the frame is equipped with an
audible alarm.
Boolean
VisibleAlarm
Indicates that the equipment includes a
visible alarm.
Boolean
Data Type
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CIM_Physical Frame Properties (continued)
Class Name:
CIM_PhysicalFrame
Parent Class:
CIM_PhysicalPackage
Property
Description
SecurityBreach
An enumerated, integer-valued property indicating uint16
that a physical breach of the frame is in progress.
Values for the SecurityBreach property are as follows:
1 Other
2 Unknown
3 No breach
4 Breach attempted
5 Breach successful
IsLocked
Indicates that the frame is currently locked.
Data Type
Boolean
CIM_Chassis
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_PhysicalElement
CIM_PhysicalPackage
CIM_PhysicalFrame
CIM_Chassis
The CIM_Chassis class described in Table 2-4 represents the physical elements that enclose
physical elements such as power supplies, fans, and processors.
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Table 2-4.
CIM_Chassis Parent Properties
Class Name:
CIM_Chassis
Parent Class:
CIM_PhysicalFrame
Property
Description
Data Type
ChassisTypes
Values for the ChassisTypes property are as follows:
1 Other
2 Unknown
3 Mini-tower
4 Tower
5 Space-saving
6 Main system chassis
7 Expansion chassis
8 Subchassis
9 Space-saving
10 Main system chassis
11 Expansion chassis
12 Subchassis
13 Bus expansion chassis
14 Peripheral chassis
15 Storage chassis
16 Rack-mount chassis
uint16
DELL_Chassis
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_PhysicalElement
CIM_PhysicalPackage
CIM_PhysicalFrame
CIM_Chassis
DELL_Chassis
The DELL_Chassis class explained in Table 2-5 defines the identifying and status properties of the
chassis. DELL_Chassis inherits from CIM-defined classes, but is populated by Dell™ properties.
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Table 2-5. DELL_Chassis Properties
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Class Name:
DELL_Chassis
Parent Class:
CIM_Chassis
Property
Description
Data Type
AssetTag
Indicates the container AssetTag string. This asset
tag string is writable by the system administrator.
string
SystemClass
Refers to the system type that is installed and
running the instrumentation. Values for the
SystemClass property are as follows:
1 Other
2 Unknown
3 Workstation
4 Server
5 Desktop
6 Portable
7 Net PC
uint16
SystemID
Indicates the system identifier code
uint16
LogFormat
Defines whether the event log data is unicode
formatted or binary (raw). Values for the event
LogFormat property are as follows:
1 Formatted (event log only)
2 Unformatted
3 Events_and_POST_Formatted (both the event log
and the power-on self-test (POST) log are unicode
formatted)
uint16
FanStatus
Indicates the global status of fan sensors.
string
TempStatus
Indicates the global status of temperature sensors.
string
VoltStatus
Indicates the global status of voltage sensors.
string
AmpStatus
Indicates the global status of current sensors.
string
PsStatus
Indicates the global status of power supplies.
string
MemStatus
Indicates the global status of memory devices.
string
ProcStatus
Indicates the global status of processor devices.
string
FanRedStatus
Indicates the global status of the cooling unit.
string
PsRedStatus
Indicates the global status of the power unit.
string
IsDefaultThrSupported
Indicates whether resetting default thresholds
are supported.
Boolean
CIM_PhysicalElement
CIM_PhysicalComponent
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_PhysicalElement
CIM_PhysicalComponent
The CIM_PhysicalComponent class listed in Table 2-6 represents any low-level or basic component
within a package. A component object either cannot or does not need to be broken down into its
constituent parts. For example, an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) cannot be broken
down into smaller discrete parts.
Table 2-6.
CIM_PhysicalComponent Properties
Class Name:
CIM_PhysicalComponent
Parent Class:
CIM_PhysicalElement
CIM_Chip
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_PhysicalElement
CIM_PhysicalComponent
CIM_Chip
The CIM_Chip class listed in Table 2-7 represents any type of integrated circuit hardware,
including ASICs, processors, memory chips, and so on.
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Table 2-7. CIM_Chip Properties
Class Name:
CIM_Chip
Parent Class:
CIM_PhysicalComponent
Property
Description
0 Unknown
FormFactor
Data Type
uint16
1 Other
2 SIP
3 DIP
4 ZIP
5 SOJ
6 Proprietary
7 SIMM
8 DIMM
9 TSOP
10 PGA
11 RIMM
12 SODIMM
13 SRIMM
14 SMD
15 SSMP
16 QFP
17 TQFP
18 SOIC
FormFactor
19 LCC
20 PLCC
21 BGA
22 FPBGA
23 LGA
CIM_PhysicalMemory
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_PhysicalElement
CIM_PhysicalComponent
CIM_Chip
CIM_PhysicalMemory
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uint16
The CIM_PhysicalMemory class described in Table 2-8 is a subclass of CIM_Chip, representing
low-level memory devices, such as SIMMS, DIMMs, and so on.
Table 2-8.
CIM_PhysicalMemory Properties
Class Name:
CIM_PhysicalMemory
Parent Class:
CIM_Chip
Property
Description
Data Type
FormFactor
See Table 2-7, “CIM_Chip Properties."
uint16
MemoryType
Indicates the type of physical memory. Values for the
MemoryType property are as follows:
0 Unknown
1 Other
2 DRAM
3 Synchronous DRAM
4 Cache DRAM
5 EDO
6 EDRAM
7 VRAM
8 SRAM
9 RAM
10 ROM
11 Flash
12 EEPROM
13 FEPROM
14 EPROM
15 CDRAM
16 3DRAM
17 SDRAM
18 SGRAM
19 RDRAM
uint16
TotalWidth
Indicates the total width, in bits, of the physical memory, uint16
including check or error correction bits. If there are no
error correction bits, the value in this property should
match that specified for the DataWidth property.
DataWidth
Indicates the data width, in bits, of the physical memory. uint16
A data width of 0 and a total width of 8 would indicate
that the memory is solely used to provide error
correction bits.
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Table 2-8. CIM_PhysicalMemory Properties (continued)
Class Name:
CIM_PhysicalMemory
Parent Class:
CIM_Chip
Property
Description
Data Type
Speed
Indicates the speed of the physical memory, in
nanoseconds.
uint32
Capacity
Indicates the total capacity of this physical memory, in
bytes.
uint64
BankLabel
A string identifying the physically labeled bank where the string
memory is located, for example, "Bank 0" or "Bank A."
PositionInRow
Specifies the position of the physical memory in a “row.” uint32
For example, if it takes two 8-bit memory devices to form
a 16-bit row, then a value of 2 means that this memory is
the second device. 0 is an invalid value for this property.
InterleavePosition
Indicates the position of this physical memory in an
interleave. 0 indicates noninterleaved. 1 indicates the
first position, 2 the second position and so on. For
example, in a 2:1 interleave, a value of 1 indicates that
the memory is in the “even” position.
uint32
CIM_PhysicalConnector
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_PhysicalElement
CIM_PhysicalConnector
The CIM_PhysicalConnector class explained in Table 2-9 includes physical elements such as plugs,
jacks, or buses that connect physical elements. Any object that can be used to connect and
transmit signals or power between two or more physical elements is a member of this class. For
example, slots and D-shell connectors are types of physical connectors. See Table 2-10 for a list of
valid connector type values.
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Table 2-9.
CIM_PhysicalConnector Properties
Class Name:
CIM_PhysicalConnector
Parent Class:
CIM_PhysicalElement
Property
Description
Data Type
ConnectorPinout
A free-form string describing the pin configuration
and signal usage of a physical connector.
string
ConnectorType
An array of integers defining the type of physical
uint16
connector. An array is specified to allow the
description of “combinations” of connector
information. For example, one array entry could
specify RS-232, another DB-25, and a third entry
could define the connector as male. See Table 2-10 for
the values of the ConnectorType property.
Table 2-10.
Connector Type Values
0
Unknown
30
unused
60
Micro-DIN
90
1
Other
31
unused
61
PS/2
91
2
3
Male
Female
32
33
IEEE-48
AUI
62
63
Infrared
unused
92
93
9 Pin Dual Inline
25 Pin Dual Inline
4
5
Shielded
Unshielded
34
35
UTP Category 3
UTP Category 4
64
65
Access. bus
unused
94
95
50 Pin Dual Inline
68 Pin Dual Inline
6
SCSI (A)
36
High-Density (50 pins)
SCSI (A)
37
Low-Density (50 pins)
UTP Category 5
66
Centronics
96
BNC
67
Mini-Centronics
97
On Board Sound
Connector
Mini-jack
RJ11
68
98
PCI-X
RJ45
69
Mini-Centronics
Type-14
Mini-Centronics
Type-20
Mini-Centronics
Type-26
Sbus IEEE 1396-1993
32-bit
100 Sbus IEEE 1396-1993
64-bit
7
8
9
SCSI (P)
38
High-Density (68 pins)
SCSI SCA-I (80 pins) 39
On Board IDE
Connector
On Board Floppy
Connector
99
10
SCSI SCA-II
(80 pins)
40
Fiber MIC
70
11
Fibre Channel
(DB-9 Copper)
Fibre Channel
(Fiber Optical)
41
unused
71
Bus Mouse
101 unused
42
unused
72
ADB
102 GIO
PCI
73
AGP
103 XIO
ISA
74
VME Bus
104 HIO
unused
75
VME64
105 NGIO
12
13
14
15
Fibre Channel SCA-II 43
(40 pins)
Fibre Channel SCA-II 44
(20 pins)
Fibre Channel BNC
45
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17
ATA 3-1/2 Inch
(40 pins)
ATA 2-1/2 Inch
(44 pins)
46
VESA
76
Proprietary
106 PMC
47
unused
77
Proprietary Processor
Card Slot
107 MTRJ
18
ATA-2
48
unused
78
Proprietary Memory
Card Slot
108 VF-45
19
ATA-3
49
unused
79
109 Future I/O
110 SC
20
ATA/66
50
unused
80
Proprietary I/O
Riser Slot
PCI-66 MHz
21
22
DB-9
DB-15
51
52
unused
unused
81
82
AGP2X
AGP4X
111 SG
112 Electrical
23
24
DB-25
DB-36
53
54
USB
IEEE 1394
83
84
PC-98
PC-98-Hireso
113 Optical
114 Ribbon
25
26
RS-232C
RS-422
55
56
HIPPI
HSSDC (6 pins)
85
86
PC-H98
PC-98Note
115 GLM
116 1x9
27
28
RS-423
RS-485
57
58
GBIC
DIN
87
88
PC-98Full
SSA SCSI
117 Mini SG
118 LC
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59
Mini-DIN
89
Circular
119 HSSC
CIM_Slot
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_PhysicalElement
CIM_PhysicalConnector
CIM_Slot
The CIM_Slot class described in Table 2-11 represents connectors into which packages are
inserted. For example, a physical package that is a hard drive can be inserted into an small
computer system interface-single connector attachment (SCSI-SCA) slot. As another example, a
card can be inserted into a 16-, 32-, or 64-bit expansion slot on a host board.
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Table 2-11.
CIM_Slot Properties
Class Name:
class CIM_Slot
Parent Class:
CIM_PhysicalConnector
Property
Description
Data Type
ConnectorType
See Table 2-10
uint16
SupportsHotPlug
Indicates whether the slot supports hot-plug adapter cards.
Boolean
MaxDataWidth
Indicates the maximum bus width in bits of adapter cards
that can be inserted into this slot. Values for the
MaxDataWidth property are as follows:
0 Unknown
1 Other
8 Bits
16 Bits
32 Bits
64 Bits
128 Bits
uint16
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CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalElement is a CIM-defined class containing the subclasses shown in Figure 3-1.
Figure 3-1. CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_System
CIM_ComputerSystem
DELL_Chassis
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_Sensor
CIM_DiscreteSensor
CIM_NumericSensor
CIM_TemperatureSensor
CIM_CurrentSensor
CIM_VoltageSensor
CIM_Tachometer
CIM_Watchdog
CIM_CoolingDevice
CIM_Fan
CIM_UserDevice
CIM_PointingDevice
CIM_Keyboard
CIM_PowerSupply
CIM_Controller
CIM_ParallelController
CIM_SerialController
CIM_PCIController
CMI_PCIDevice
CMI_PCIBridge
CIM_Processor
CIM_StorageExtent
CIM_Memory
CIM_CacheMemory
CIM_SoftwareElement
CIM_BIOSElement
CIM_SoftwareFeature
DELL_SoftwareFeature
CIM_SystemResource
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CIM_IRQ
CIM_MemoryMappedIO
CIM_DMA
CIM_RedundancyGroup
CIM_ExtraCapacityGroup
DELL_PSRedundancyGroup
DELL_FanRedundancyGroup
CIM_EnabledLogicalElement
CIM_ServiceAccessPoint
CIM_RemoteServiceAccessPoint
DELL_RemoteServiceAccessPort
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) identified in Table 3-1 lists the following
characteristics for members of the CIM_LogicalElement class:
•
Represent abstractions used to manage and coordinate aspects of a physical environment
such as files, processes, systems, system capabilities, and network components in the form of
logical devices
•
Represent devices, where devices are abstractions of hardware entities that may or may not be
realized in physical hardware
Table 3-1. CIM_LogicalElement Properties
Class Name:
CIM_LogicalElement
Parent Class:
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_System
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_System
The CIM_System class shown in Table 3-2 defines a collection of managed system elements that
operates as a functional whole. An instance of the CIM_System class contains a well-defined list of
components that work together to perform a specific function.
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Table 3-2.
CIM_System Properties
Class Name:
CIM_System
Parent Class:
CIM_LogicalElement
Property
Description
Data Type
CreationClassName
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
string
Name
Indicates the name of a specific system, such as a
particular storage system or server.
string
PrimaryOwnerContact
Provides information on how the primary system
string
owner can be reached, for example, a phone number
or e-mail address.
PrimaryOwnerName
Indicates the name of the primary system owner.
string
Roles
An array of strings that specifies the roles this
system plays in the IT environment. For example,
for an instance of a network system, the Roles
property might contain the string "storage system."
string
CIM_ComputerSystem
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_System
CIM_ComputerSystem
The CIM_ComputerSystem class listed in Table 3-3 contains some or all of the following
CIM_ManagedSystemElements: file system, operating system, processor and memory
(volatile and/or nonvolatile storage). For properties, see Table 3-2, "CIM_System Properties."
Table 3-3.
CIM_ComputerSystem Properties
Class Name:
CIM_ComputerSystem
Parent Class:
CIM_System
CIM_LogicalElement
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DELL_System
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_System
CIM_ComputerSystem
DELL_System
The DELL_System class listed in Table 3-4 is the set of all Dell™ instrumented systems, including
server and storage systems. For properties, see Table 3-2, "CIM_System Properties."
Table 3-4. DELL_System Properties
Class Name:
DELL_System
Parent Class:
CIM_ComputerSystem
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
The CIM_LogicalDevice class described in Table 3-5 models a hardware entity that may be realized
in physical hardware. CIM_LogicalDevice includes any characteristics of a logical device that
manages its operation or configuration. An example of a logical device is a temperature sensor’s
reading of actual temperature.
Table 3-5. CIM_Logical Device Properties
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Class Name:
CIM_LogicalDevice
Parent Class:
CIM_LogicalElement
Property
Description
Data Type
SystemCreationClassName
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
string
SystemName
Indicates the scoping system’s name.
string
CreationClassName
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
string
DeviceID
Identifies an address or other identifying information string
to uniquely name the logical device.
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_Sensor
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_Sensor
The CIM_Sensor class explained in Table 3-6 contains hardware devices capable of measuring the
characteristics of some physical property, for example, the temperature or voltage characteristics of
a computer system.
Table 3-6.
CIM_Sensor Properties
Class Name:
CIM_Sensor
Parent Class:
CIM_LogicalDevice
Property
Description
Data Type
SensorType
The type of the sensor, for example, voltage or
temperature sensor.
uint16
Values for the SensorType property are as follows:
0 Unknown
1 Other
2 Temperature sensors measure the environmental temperature.
3 Voltage sensors measure electrical voltage.
4 Current sensors measure current readings.
5 Tachometers measure speed/revolutions of a device. For example,
a fan device can have an associated tachometer that measures
its speed.
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CIM_DiscreteSensor
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_Sensor
CIM_DiscreteSensor
The CIM_DiscreteSensor class described in Table 3-7 has a set of legal string values that it can
report. The CIM_DiscreteSensor will always have a "current reading" that corresponds to one of the
enumerated values.
Table 3-7. CIM_DiscreteSensor Properties
Class Name:
CIM_DiscreteSensor
Parent Class:
CIM_Sensor
Property
Description
Data Type
CurrentReading
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
PossibleValues
Enumerates the string outputs that can be reported by the sensor. sint32
CIM_NumericSensor
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_Sensor
CIM_NumericSensor
The CIM_NumericSensor class described in Table 3-8 returns numerical settings and may also
support threshold settings. Figure 3-2 shows the relationship among upper and lower critical and
upper and lower noncritical threshold values. The normal range falls between upper and lower
noncritical thresholds.
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Figure 3-2. Ranges for Threshold Values
FATAL
CRITICAL
UPPER
WARNING
UPPER
User Definable
NONCRITICAL
NORMAL
LOWER
User Definable
NONCRITICAL
WARNING
LOWER
CRITICAL
FATAL
Table 3-8 provides definitions for NumericSensor properties.
Table 3-8.
CIM_NumericSensor Properties
Class Name:
CIM_NumericSensor
Parent Class:
CIM_Sensor
Property
Description
UnitModifier
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes." sint32
CurrentReading
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes." sint32
IsLinear
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes." Boolean
LowerThresholdNonCritical
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes." sint32
UpperThresholdNonCritical
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes." sint32
LowerThresholdCritical
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes." sint32
Data Type
CIM_LogicalElement
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Table 3-8.
CIM_NumericSensor Properties (continued)
Class Name:
CIM_NumericSensor
Parent Class:
CIM_Sensor
Property
Description
UpperThresholdCritical
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes." sint32
SupportedThresholds
An array representing the thresholds supported uint16
by this sensor. The supported values are
as follows:
1 LowerThresholdNonCritical
2 UpperThresholdNonCritical
3 LowerThresholdCritical
4 UpperThresholdCritical
EnabledThresholds
An array representing the thresholds that are
currently enabled for this sensor.
Data Type
uint16
Enabled threshold values are as follows:
1 LowerThresholdNonCritical
2 UpperThresholdNonCritical
3 LowerThresholdCritical
4 UpperThresholdCritical
SettableThresholds
An array representing the writable thresholds
supported by sensor.
uint16
Settable threshold values are as follows:
1 LowerThresholdNonCritical
2 UpperThresholdNonCritical
CIM_TemperatureSensor
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_Sensor
CIM_NumericSensor
CIM_TemperatureSensor
The CIM_TemperatureSensor class listed in Table 3-9 contains sensors that sample ambient
temperature and return a value in degrees Celsius.
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Table 3-9.
CIM_TemperatureSensor Properties
Class Name:
CIM_TemperatureSensor
Parent Class:
CIM_NumericSensor
Property
Description
Data Type
UnitModifier
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
CurrentReading
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
IsLinear
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
Boolean
LowerThresholdNonCritical
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
UpperThresholdNonCritical
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
LowerThresholdCritical
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
UpperThresholdCritical
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
CIM_CurrentSensor
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_Sensor
CIM_NumericSensor
CIM_CurrentSensor
The CIM_CurrentSensor class listed in Table 3-10 contains sensors that measure amperage and
returns a value in amperes.
Table 3-10.
CIM_CurrentSensor Properties
Class Name:
CIM_CurrentSensor
Parent Class:
CIM_NumericSensor
Property
Description
Data Type
UnitModifier
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
CurrentReading
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
IsLinear
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
Boolean
LowerThresholdNonCritical
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
UpperThresholdNonCritical
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
LowerThresholdCritical
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
UpperThresholdCritical
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
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CIM_VoltageSensor
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_Sensor
CIM_NumericSensor
CIM_VoltageSensor
The CIM_VoltageSensor class shown in Table 3-11 contains sensors that measure voltage and
return a value in volts.
Table 3-11.
CIM_VoltageSensor Properties
Class Name:
CIM_VoltageSensor
Parent Class:
CIM_NumericSensor
Property
Description
Data Type
UnitModifier
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
CurrentReading
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
IsLinear
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
Boolean
LowerThresholdNonCritical
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
UpperThresholdNonCritical
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
LowerThresholdCritical
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
UpperThresholdCritical
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
CIM_Tachometer
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_Sensor
CIM_NumericSensor
CIM_Tachometer
The CIM_Tachometer class listed in Table 3-12 contains devices that measure
revolutions per minute (RPM) of a fan and return the value in RPMs.
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Table 3-12.
CIM_Tachometer Properties
Class Name:
CIM_Tachometer
Parent Class:
CIM_NumericSensor
Property
Description
Data Type
SensorType
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
uint16
UnitModifier
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
CurrentReading
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
IsLinear
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
Boolean
LowerThresholdNonCritical
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
UpperThresholdNonCritical
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
sint32
CIM_WatchDog
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_Watchdog
The CIM_WatchDog class described in Table 3-13 represents a timer that is implemented in
system hardware. The watchdog feature allows the hardware to monitor the state of the operating
system, BIOS, or a software component installed on the system. If the monitored component fails
to rearm the timer before its expiration, the hardware assumes that the system is in a critical state
and could reset the system. This feature can also be used as an application watchdog timer for a
mission-critical application. In this case, the application would assume responsibility for rearming
the timer before expiration.
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Table 3-13.
CIM_WatchDog Properties
Class Name:
CIM_WatchDog
Parent Class:
CIM_LogicalDevice
Property
Description
Data Type
MonitoredEntity
Indicates the entity that is currently being
monitored by the watchdog feature. This
property is used to identify the module that is
responsible for rearming the watchdog at
periodic intervals. Values for the
MonitoredEntity property are as follows:
1 Unknown
2 Other
3 Operating System
uint16
MonitoredEntity Description
A string describing additional textual
information about the monitored entity.
string
TimeoutInterval
Indicates the time-out interval used by the
watchdog, in microseconds.
uint32
TimerResolution
Indicates the resolution of the watchdog timer. uint32
For example, if this value is 100, then the timer
can expire anytime between –100 microseconds
and +100 microseconds.
CIM_CoolingDevice
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_CoolingDevice
The CIM_CoolingDevice class described in Table 3-14 contains a set of devices that work to keep
the ambient internal temperature of the system at a safe value.
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Table 3-14.
CIM_CoolingDevice Properties
Class Name:
CIM_CoolingDevice
Parent Class:
CIM_LogicalDevice
Property
Description
Data Type
ActiveCooling
Specifies whether the device provides active (as opposed to
passive) cooling.
Boolean
CIM_Fan
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_CoolingDevice
CIM_Fan
The CIM_Fan class explained in Table 3-15 contains a set of devices that work to keep the ambient
internal temperature of the system at a safe value by circulating air.
Table 3-15.
CIM_Fan Properties
Class Name:
CIM_Fan
Parent Class:
CIM_CoolingDevice
Property
Description
Data Type
VariableSpeed
Specifies whether the fan supports variable speeds.
Boolean
DesiredSpeed
Indicates the currently requested fan speed, defined in RPM. uint64
When the value = TRUE, the fan supports variable speeds.
When a variable speed fan is supported (VariableSpeed
Boolean = TRUE), the actual speed is determined using a
sensor (CIM_Tachometer) that is associated with the fan.
CIM_UserDevice
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_UserDevice
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The CIM_UserDevice class shown in Table 3-16 contains logical devices that allow a computer
system’s users to input, view, or hear data. Classes derived from CIM_UserDevice include
CIM_Keyboard and CIM_PointingDevice.
Table 3-16. CIM_UserDevice Properties
Class Name:
CIM_UserDevice
Parent Class:
CIM_LogicalDevice
Property
Description
Data Type
IsLocked
Indicates whether the device is locked, preventing user input
or output.
Boolean
CIM_PointingDevice
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_UserDevice
CIM_PointingDevice
The CIM_PointingDevice class described in Table 3-17 includes those devices used to point to
regions of a display. Examples are a mouse or a trackball.
Table 3-17. CIM_PointingDevice Properties
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Class Name:
CIM_PointingDevice
Parent Class:
CIM_UserDevice
Property
Description
Data Type
PointingType
Indicates the type of pointing device. Values for the
PointingType property are as follows:
1 Other
2 Unknown
3 Mouse
4 Trackball
5 Trackpoint
6 Glidepoint
7 Touch pad
8 Touch screen
9 Mouse—optical sensor
Boolean
CIM_LogicalElement
Table 3-17.
CIM_PointingDevice Properties (continued)
Class Name:
CIM_PointingDevice
Parent Class:
CIM_UserDevice
Property
Description
NumberOfButtons
Indicates the number of buttons. If the CIM_PointingDevice uint8
has no buttons, a value of 0 is returned.
Handedness
Integer indicating whether the CIM_PointingDevice is
configured for right- or left-handed operation. Values for
the Handedness property are as follows:
0 Unknown
1 Not applicable
2 Right-handed operation
3 Left-handed operation
Data Type
uint16
CIM_Keyboard
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_UserDevice
CIM_Keyboard
The CIM_Keyboard class explained in Table 3-18 includes devices that allow users to enter data.
Table 3-18.
CIM_Keyboard Properties
Class Name:
CIM_Keyboard
Parent Class:
CIM_UserDevice
Property
Description
Data Type
NumberOfFunctionKeys
Indicates the number of function keys on the
keyboard.
uint16
Layout
A free-form string indicating the format and layout string
of the keyboard.
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Table 3-18. CIM_Keyboard Properties (continued)
Class Name:
CIM_Keyboard
Parent Class:
CIM_UserDevice
Property
Description
Password
An integer indicating whether a hardware-level
uint16
password is enabled at the keyboard, preventing local
input. Values for the Password property are as follows:
1 Other
2 Unknown
3 Disabled
4 Enabled
5 Not implemented
Data Type
CIM_PowerSupply
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_PowerSupply
The CIM_PowerSupply class described in Table 3-19 contains devices that provide current and
voltage for the operation of the system and its components.
Table 3-19.
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CIM_PowerSupply Properties
Class Name:
CIM_PowerSupply
Parent Class:
CIM_LogicalDevice
Property
Description
IsSwitchingSupply
Indicates that the power supply is a switching power Boolean
supply and not a linear power supply.
Range1InputVoltageLow
Indicates the low voltage in millivolts of input
voltage range 1 for this power supply. A value of 0
denotes unknown.
uint32
Range1InputVoltageHigh
Indicates the high voltage in millivolts of input
voltage range 1 for this power supply. A value of 0
denotes unknown.
uint32
CIM_LogicalElement
Data Type
Table 3-19.
CIM_PowerSupply Properties (continued)
Class Name:
CIM_PowerSupply
Parent Class:
CIM_LogicalDevice
Property
Description
ActiveInputVoltage
Indicates which input voltage range is currently in uint16
use. Range 1, 2, or both can be specified using the
values 3, 4, or 5, respectively. If the supply is not
drawing power, a value of 6 (neither) can be
specified. This information is necessary in the case
of an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), a subclass
of power supply. Values for the ActiveInputVoltage
property are as follows:
1 Other
2 Unknown
3 Range 1
4 Range 2
5 Both range 1 and range 2
6 Neither range 1 nor range 2
TotalOutputPower
Represents the total output power of the power
supply in milliwatts. A value of 0 denotes that the
power output is unknown.
Data Type
uint32
CIM_Controller
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_Controller
The CIM_Controller class shown in Table 3-20 groups miscellaneous control-related devices.
Examples of controllers are small computer system interface (SCSI) controllers, Universal Serial
Bus (USB) controllers, and serial controllers.
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Table 3-20. CIM_Controller Properties
Class Name:
CIM_Controller
Parent Class:
CIM_LogicalDevice
Property
Description
ProtocolSupported
The protocol used by the controller to access controlled uint16
devices. Values for the ProtocolSupported property are
as follows:
1 Other
2 Unknown
3 PCI
4 Parallel protocol
Data Type
CIM_ParallelController
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_Controller
CIM_ParallelController
The CIM_ParallelController class identified in Table 3-21 contains a set of objects that control
parallel devices. Parallel controllers transfer 8 or 16 bits of data at a time to the devices they control,
for example, a parallel port controlling a printer.
Table 3-21. CIM_ParallelController Properties
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Class Name:
CIM_ParallelController
Parent Class:
CIM_Controller
Property
Description
Data Type
DMASupport
Set to TRUE if the parallel controller supports DMA.
Boolean
Security
An enumeration indicating the operational security for the
controller. Values for the Security property are as follows:
1 Other
2 Unknown
3 None
4 External interface locked out
5 External interface enabled
6 Boot bypass
uint16
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_SerialController
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_Controller
CIM_SerialController
The CIM_SerialController class explained in Table 3-22 contains controllers that transfer data one
bit at a time to the devices they control, for example, a serial port controlling a modem.
Table 3-22.
CIM_SerialController Properties
Class Name:
CIM_SerialController
Parent Class:
CIM_Controller
Property
Description
Data Type
MaxBaudRate
Indicates the maximum baud rate in bits per second
supported by the serial controller.
uint32
Security
An enumeration indicating the operational security for the uint16
controller. Values for the Security property are as follows:
1 Other
2 Unknown
3 None
4 External interface locked out
5 External interface enabled
6 Boot bypass
CIM_PCIController
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_Controller
CIM_PCIController
The CIM_PCIController class listed in Table 3-23 contains a set of devices that follow the
Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) protocol defined by the Personal Computer Memory
Card International Association (PCMCIA). The PCI protocol defines how data is transferred
between devices. The CIM_PCIController class contains PCI adapters and bridges.
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Table 3-23. CIM_PCIController Properties
Class Name:
CIM_PCIController
Parent Class:
CIM_Controller
Property
Description
CommandRegister
The current contents of the register that provides basic
uint16
control over the device’s ability to respond to, and/or
perform PCI accesses. The data in the capabilities array is
gathered from the PCI status register and the PCI
capabilities list as defined in the PCI specification.
Data Type
Values for the CommandRegister property are as follows:
0 Unknown
1 Other
2 Supports 66 MHz
3 Supports user-definable features
4 Supports fast back-to-back transactions
5 PCI-X capable
6 PCI power management supported
7 Message signaled interrupts supported
8 Parity error recovery capable
9 AGP supported
10 Vital product data supported
11 Provides slot identification
12 Hot swap supported
CIM_PCIDevice
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_Controller
CIM_PCIController
CIM_PCIDevice
The CIM_PCIDevice class shown in Table 3-24 describes the capabilities and management of a
PCI device controller on an adapter card.
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Table 3-24.
CIM_PCIDevice Properties
Class Name:
CIM_PCIDevice
Parent Class:
CIM_PCIController
Property
Description
Data Type
BaseAddress
Identifies an array of up to six double-word base
memory addresses.
uint32
SubsystemID
Identifies a subsystem identifier code.
uint16
SubsystemVendorID
Identifies a subsystem vendor ID. ID information uint16
is reported from a PCI device via protocol-specific
requests. This information is also present in the
CIM_PhysicalElement class (the manufacturer
property) for hardware, and the CIM_Product
class (the vendor property) for information related
to product acquisition.
ExpansionROMBaseAddress
Identifies a double-word expansion ROM base
memory address.
uint32
CIM_PCIBridge
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_Controller
CIM_PCIController
CIM_PCIBridge
The CIM_PCIBridge class shown in Table 3-25 describes the capabilities and management of a
PCI controller providing bridge-to-bridge capability. An example is a PCI to Industry-Standard
Architecture (ISA) bus bridge.
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Table 3-25. CIM_PCIBridge Properties
Class Name:
CIM_PCIBridge
Parent Class:
CIM_PCIController
Property
Description
Data Type
BaseAddress
Identifies an array of double-word base memory addresses.
uint32
BridgeType
Indicates the type of bridge. A bridge is PCI to <value>,
except for the Host, which is a host-to-PCI bridge. Values for
the BridgeType property are as follows:
0 Host
1 ISA
128 Other
uint16
BaseAddress
Identifies an array of double-word base memory addresses.
uint32
CIM_Processor
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_Processor
The CIM_Processor class described in Table 3-26 contains devices that interpret and execute
demands, for example, the Intel® Xeon™ microprocessor.
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Table 3-26.
CIM_Processor Properties
Class Name:
CIM_Processor
Parent Class:
CIM_LogicalDevice
Property
Description
Data Type
Role
A string describing the role of the microprocessor, for example,
central microprocessor or math processor.
string
UpgradeMethod
Provides microprocessor socket information including data on
how this microprocessor can be upgraded (if upgrades are
supported). This property is an integer enumeration. Values for
the UpgradeMethod property are as follows:
1 Other
2 Unknown
3 Daughter board
4 ZIF socket
5 Replacement/piggy back
6 None
7 LIF socket
8 Slot 1
9 Slot 2
10 370-pin socket
uint16
MaxClockSpeed
Indicates the maximum speed (in MHz) of this microprocessor.
uint32
CurrentClockSpeed
Indicates the current speed (in MHz) of this microprocessor.
uint32
DataWidth
Indicates the processor data width in bits.
uint16
AddressWidth
Indicates the processor address width in bits.
uint16
Stepping
Indicates the revision level of the processor within the
microprocessor family.
string
UniqueID
Identifies a globally unique identifier for the microprocessor. This string
identifier may only be unique within a microprocessor family.
CPUStatus
Indicates the current status of the microprocessor. For example, it uint16
may be disabled by the user via the BIOS or disabled due to a
POST error. Values for the CPUStatus property are as follows:
0 Unknown
1 Microprocessor enabled
2 Microprocessor disabled by user via BIOS setup
3 Microprocessor disabled by BIOS (POST error)
4 Microprocessor is idle
5 Other
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Table 3-26. CIM_Processor Properties (continued)
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Class Name:
CIM_Processor
Parent Class:
CIM_LogicalDevice
Property
Description
Family
Refers to the processor family type. Values for the Family property uint16
are as follows:
1 Other
2 Unknown
11 Pentium® family
12 Pentium PRO
13 Pentium II
14 Pentium MMX™
15 Celeron®
16 Xeon (Pentium II)
17 Pentium III
25 K5 family
26 K6 family
27 K6-2
28 K6-3
29 K7
176 Xeon (Pentium II)\
177 960™
260 SH-3
261 SH-4
280 ARM
281 StrongARM
300 6x86
301 MediaGX
302 MII
320 WinChip
350 DSP
500 Video processor
CIM_LogicalElement
Data Type
CIM_StorageExtent
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_StorageExtent
CIM_StorageExtent identified in Table 3-27 contains devices that manage data storage, for
example, hard drives or microprocessor memory.
Table 3-27.
CIM_StorageExtent Properties
Class Name:
CIM_StorageExtent
Parent Class:
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_Memory
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_StorageExtent
CIM_Memory
The CIM_Memory class identified in Table 3-28 describes the capabilities and management of
storage extent devices, for example, cache memory or system memory.
Table 3-28.
CIM_Memory Properties
Class Name:
CIM_Memory
Parent Class:
CIM_StorageExtent
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CIM_CacheMemory
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalDevice
CIM_StorageExtent
CIM_Memory
CIM_CacheMemory
The CIM_CacheMemory class explained in Table 3-29 describes the capabilities and management
of cache memory. Cache memory allows a microprocessor to access data and instructions faster
than normal system memory.
Table 3-29. CIM_CacheMemory Properties
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Class Name:
CIM_CacheMemory
Parent Class:
CIM_Memory
Property
Description
Level
Defines whether this is the primary, secondary, or tertiary cache. uint16
Values for the Level property are as follows:
1 Other
2 Unknown
3 Primary
4 Secondary
5 Tertiary
6 Not applicable
WritePolicy
uint16
Either defines whether this cache is a write-back or writethrough cache or whether this information varies with address or
is defined individually for each input/output (I/O). Values for
the WritePolicy property are as follows:
1 Other
2 Unknown
3 Write-back
4 Write-through
5 Varies with address
6 Determination per I/O
CIM_LogicalElement
Data Type
Table 3-29.
CIM_CacheMemory Properties (continued)
Class Name:
CIM_CacheMemory
Parent Class:
CIM_Memory
Property
Description
Data Type
CacheType
Defines whether this cache is for instruction caching, data
caching, or both (unified). Values for the CacheType property
are as follows:
1 Other
2 Unknown
3 Instruction
4 Data
5 Unified
uint16
LineSize
Indicates the size, in bytes, of a single cache bucket or line.
uint32
ReadPolicy
Defines the policy used by the cache for handling read requests. uint16
Values for the ReadPolicy property are as follows:
1 Other
2 Unknown
3 Read
4 Read-ahead
5 Read and read-ahead
6 Determination per I/O
CIM_SoftwareElement
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_SoftwareElement
The CIM_SoftwareElement class described in Table 3-30 is used to define a CIM_SoftwareFeature.
The CIM_SoftwareElement class consists of individually manageable or deployable parts for a
particular platform. A software element’s platform is uniquely identified by its underlying hardware
architecture and operating system (for example, a system running Microsoft® Windows NT® on an
Intel microprocessor). A software element’s implementation on a particular platform depends on
the platform’s operating system.
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Table 3-30.
CIM_SoftwareElement Properties
Class Name:
CIM_SoftwareElement
Parent Class:
CIM_LogicalElement
Property
Description
Data Type
Name
Indicates the name that identifies this software element.
string
Version
Provides the version in the form
string
<major>.<minor>.<revision> or
<major>.<minor><letter><revision>; for example, 1.2.3 or
1.2a3.
Manufacturer
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
string
BuildNumber
Indicates the internal identifier for this build of the software
element.
string
IdentificationCode
Provides the manufacturer’s identifier for this software element. string
Often this will be a stock keeping unit (SKU) or a part number.
CIM_BIOSElement
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_SoftwareElement
CIM_BIOSElement
The CIM_BIOSElement class listed in Table 3-31 describes the BIOS for the system. The BIOS
controls the following:
•
Communications between the microprocessor and peripheral devices, such as the keyboard
and the video adapter
•
Miscellaneous functions, such as system messages
Table 3-31. CIM_BIOSElement Properties
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Class Name:
CIM_BIOSElement
Parent Class:
CIM_SoftwareElement
Property
Description
Data Type
Version
Provides the product version information.
string
Manufacturer
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
string
PrimaryBIOS
Specifies whether a given BIOS is the primary BIOS for the system. Boolean
When the value = TRUE, the BIOS is the primary BIOS.
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_SoftwareFeature
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_SoftwareFeature
The CIM_SoftwareFeature class shown in Table 3-32 defines a particular function or capability of a
product or application system. This class is intended to be meaningful to a consumer, or user of a
product, rather than to explain how the product is built or packaged. When a software feature can
exist on multiple platforms or operating systems (for example, a client component of a three-tiered
client/server application might run on Windows NT), a software feature is a collection of all the
software elements for these different platforms. The users of the model must be aware of this
situation because typically they will be interested in a subcollection of the software elements
required for a particular platform.
Table 3-32.
CIM_SoftwareFeature Properties
Class Name:
CIM_SoftwareFeature
Parent Class:
CIM_LogicalElement
Property
Description
Data Type
IdentifyingNumber
Provides product identification such as a serial number
on software.
string
ProductName
Identifies the commonly used product name.
string
Vendor
Identifies the name of the product’s supplier.
string
Corresponds to the vendor property in the product object
in the DMTF solution exchange standard.
Version
Identifies the product version information. Corresponds string
to the version property in the product object in the
DMTF solution exchange standard.
Name
Defines the label by which the object is known to the
users. This label is a user-defined name that uniquely
identifies the element.
string
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DELL_SoftwareFeature
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_SoftwareFeature
DELL_SoftwareFeature
DELL_SoftwareFeature described in Table 3-33 defines the universal resource locator (URL) of the
systems management software and the language in which systems management information
displays. Defining these properties enables users to manage a system using an Internet browser.
You can access Server Administrator using the secure hypertext transfer protocol (https) and a
preassigned port number of 1311, or you can specify a port number of your own choosing.
Table 3-33.
DELL_SoftwareFeature Properties
Class Name:
DELL_SoftwareFeature
Parent Class:
CIM_SoftwareFeature
Property
Description
Data Type
OmsaURL
Defines the URL for Server Administrator.
string
Language
Sets the language for systems management information.
string
CIM_SystemResource
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_SystemResource
The CIM_SystemResource class listed in Table 3-34 provides access to system resources from an
operating system. SystemResources consist of interrupt requests (IRQs) and direct memory access
(DMA) capabilities.
Table 3-34. CIM_SystemResource Properties
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Class Name:
CIM_SystemResource
Parent Class:
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_IRQ
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_SystemResource
CIM_IRQ
The CIM_IRQ class described in Table 3-35 contains IRQ information. An IRQ is a signal that data
is about to be sent to or received by a peripheral device. The signal travels by an IRQ line to the
microprocessor. Each peripheral connection must be assigned an IRQ number. For example, the
first serial port in your computer (COM1) is assigned to IRQ4 by default.
Table 3-35.
CIM_IRQ Properties
Class Name:
CIM_IRQ
Parent Class:
CIM_SystemResource
Property
Description
Data Type
CSCreationClassName
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
string
CSName
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
string
CreationClassName
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
string
IRQNumber
Identifies the interrupt request number.
uint32
Availability
Indicates the availability of the IRQ. Values for the
Availability property are as follows:
1 Other
2 Unknown
3 Available
4 In use/not available
5 In use and available
uint16
TriggerLevel
Indicates whether the interrupt is triggered by the
hardware signal going high or low. Values for the
TriggerLevel property are as follows:
1 Other
2 Unknown
3 Active low
4 Active high
uint16
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Class Name:
CIM_IRQ
Parent Class:
CIM_SystemResource
Property
Description
Data Type
TriggerType
Indicates whether edge (value=4) or level triggered
(value=3) interrupts occur.
1 Other
2 Unknown
3 Level
4 Edge
uint16
Shareable
Indicates whether the IRQ can be shared. A value of
TRUE indicates that the IRQ can be shared.
Boolean
Hardware
Indicates whether the interrupt is hardware- or
Boolean
software-based. (A value of TRUE indicates that the
interrupt is hardware based.) On a personal computer,
a hardware IRQ is a physical wire to a programmable
interrupt controller (PIC) chip set through which the
microprocessor can be notified of time critical events.
Some IRQ lines are reserved for standard devices such
as the keyboard, diskette drive, and the system clock.
A software interrupt is a programmatic mechanism to
allow an application to get the attention of
the processor.
CIM_MemoryMappedIO
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_SystemResource
CIM_MemoryMappedIO
The CIM_MemoryMappedIO class explained in Table 3-36 addresses both memory and port I/O
resources for personal computer architecture memory mapped I/O.
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Table 3-36.
CIM_MemoryMappedIO Properties
Class Name:
CIM_MemoryMappedIO
Parent Class:
CIM_SystemResource
Property
Description
Data Type
CSCreationClassName
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
string
CSName
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
string
CreationClassName
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
string
StartingAddress
Identifies the starting address of memory mapped I/O.
uint64
EndingAddress
Identifies the ending address of memory mapped I/O.
uint64
MappedResource
Indicates the type of memory mapped I/O.
uint16
MappedResource defines whether memory or I/O is
mapped, and for I/O, whether the mapping is to a
memory or a port space. Memory mapped I/O values
are as follows:
1 Other
2 Mapped memory
3 I/O mapped to memory space
4 I/O mapped to port space
CIM_DMA
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_SystemResource
CIM_DMA
The CIM_DMA class explained in Table 3-37 contains DMA information. A DMA channel allows
certain types of data transfer between RAM and a device to bypass the microprocessor.
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Table 3-37. CIM_DMA Properties
Class Name:
CIM_DMA
Parent Class:
CIM_SystemResource
Property
Description
Data Type
CSCreationClassName
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
string
CSName
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
string
CreationClassName
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
string
DMAChannel
Identifies a part of the object’s key value, the DMA uint32
channel number.
Availability
Indicates the availability of the DMA. Values for the uint16
Availability property are as follows:
1 Other
2 Unknown
3 Available
4 In use/not available
5 In use and available/shareable
CIM_RedundancyGroup
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_RedundancyGroup
The CIM_RedundancyGroup class explained in Table 3-38 is a set of components that provide
more instances of a critical component than are required for the system’s operation. The extra
components are used in case of critical component failure. For example, multiple power supplies
allow a working power supply to take over when another power supply has failed.
Table 3-38. CIM_RedundancyGroup Properties
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Class Name:
CIM_RedundancyGroup
Parent Class:
CIM_LogicalElement
Property
Description
Data Type
CreationClassName
See Table 1-2, "Common Properties of Classes."
string
Name
Serves as the key for the redundancy group’s instance in an string
enterprise environment.
CIM_LogicalElement
Table 3-38.
CIM_RedundancyGroup Properties (continued)
Class Name:
CIM_RedundancyGroup
Parent Class:
CIM_LogicalElement
Property
Description
RedundancyStatus
Provides information on the state of the redundancy group. uint16
Values for the RedundancyStatus property are as follows:
0 Unknown
1 Other
2 Fully redundant. Fully redundant means that all of the
configured redundancy is still available.
3 Degraded redundancy. Degraded redundancy means that
some failures have been experienced but some reduced
amount of redundancy is still available.
4 Redundancy lost. Redundancy lost means that a sufficient
number of failures have occurred so that no redundancy is
available and the next failure experienced will cause
overall failure.
Data Type
CIM_ExtraCapacityGroup
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_RedundancyGroup
CIM_ExtraCapacityGroup
The CIM_ExtraCapacityGroup class explained in Table 3-39 applies to systems that have more
capability and components than are required for normal operation, for example, systems that have
extra fans or power supplies.
Table 3-39.
CIM_ExtraCapacityGroup Properties
Class Name:
CIM_ExtraCapacityGroup
Parent Class:
CIM_RedundancyGroup
Property
Description
MinNumberNeeded
uint32
Specifies the smallest number of elements that must be
operational in order to have redundancy. For example, in
an N+1 redundancy relationship, the MinNumberNeeded
property should be set to N.
Data Type
CIM_LogicalElement
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DELL_PSRedundancyGroup
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_RedundancyGroup
CIM_ExtraCapacityGroup
DELL_PSRedundancyGroup
The DELL_PSRedundancyGroup described in Table 3-40 is a Dell-specific extension of the
CIM_PowerSupply class. The DELL_PSRedundancyGroup class defines what constitutes power
supply redundancy in a system.
Table 3-40. DELL_PSRedundancyGroup Properties
Class Name:
DELL_PSRedundancyGroup
Parent Class:
CIM_ExtraCapacityGroup
DELL_FanRedundancyGroup
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_RedundancyGroup
CIM_ExtraCapacityGroup
DELL_FanRedundancyGroup
The DELL_FanRedundancyGroup described in Table 3-41 defines what constitutes fan
redundancy in a system.
Table 3-41. DELL_FanRedundancyGroup Properties
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Class Name:
DELL_FanRedundancyGroup
Parent Class:
CIM_ExtraCapacityGroup
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_EnabledLogicalElement Group
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_EnabledLogicalElement
The CIM_EnabledLogicalElementGroup class described in Table 3-42 extends the
CIM_LogicalElementGroup class to abstract the concept of an element that is enabled or disabled,
such as a LogicalDevice or ServiceAccessPoint.
Table 3-42.
CIM_EnabledLogicalElementGroup Properties
Class Name:
CIM_EnabledLogicalElementGroup
Parent Class:
CIM_LogicalElementGroup
CIM_ServiceAccessPoint
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_EnabledLogicalElement
CIM_ServiceAccessPoint
The CIM_ServiceAccessPointGroup class described in Table 3-43 represents the ability to utilize or
invoke a service. Access points indicate that a service is available to other entities for use.
Table 3-43.
CIM_ServiceAccessPointGroup Properties
Class Name:
CIM_ServiceAccessPointGroup
Parent Class:
CIM_EnabledLogicalElement
CIM_RemoteServiceAccessPoint
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_EnabledLogicalElement
CIM_ServiceAccessPoint
CIM_RemoteServiceAccessPoint
CIM_LogicalElement
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The CIM_RemoteServiceAccessPointGroup class identified in Table 3-44 describes the accessing
and addressing of information for a remote connection that is known to a "local" network element.
This information is contained in the "local" network element since this is the context in which it is
"remote". The relevance of the remote service access point and information on its use are described
by subclassing or associating to the CIM_RemoteServiceAccessPointGroup class.
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Class Name:
CIM_RemoteServiceAccessPointGroup
Parent Class:
CIM_ServiceAccessPointGroup
Property
Description
Data Type
AccessInfo
Describes accessing or addressing of information for a
remote connection. This can be a host name, network
address, and other similar information.
string
InfoFormat
Indicates an enumerated integer describing the format and uint16
interpretation of the AccessInfo property. This property can
have the following values:
• "Other"
• "Host Name"
• "Ipv4 Address"
• "Ipv6 Address"
• "IPX Address"
• "DECnet Address"
• "SNA Address"
• "Autonomous System Number"
• "MPLS Label"
• "DMTF Reserved"
• "Dial String"
• "Ethernet Address"
• "Token Ring Address"
• "ATM Address"
• "Frame Relay Address"
• "DMTF Reserved"
• "URL"
• "Vendor Specific"
CIM_LogicalElement
DELL_RemoteServiceAccessPort
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_EnabledLogicalElement
CIM_ServiceAccessPoint
CIM_RemoteServiceAccessPoint
DELL_RemoteServiceAccessPort
The DELL_RemoteServiceAccessPortGroup class described in Table 3-45 is an extended class of
the CIM_RemoteServiceAccessPointGroup class. The DELL_RemoteServiceAccessPortGroup
class provides information about Dell implementation-specific attributes.
Table 3-45.
DELL_RemoteServiceAccessPortGroup Properties
Class Name:
DELL_RemoteServiceAccessPortGroup
Parent Class:
CIM_RemoteServiceAccessPointGroup
Property
Description
Data Type
PortName
Displays the name of the service access port.
string
VerisionString
Indicates the version of the access point service.
string
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Dell-defined Classes
The Dell-defined classes are defined and populated by Dell rather than by CIM. None of these
classes have a parent class and are on the same level as CIM_ManagedSystemElement. For
information on how the logs are formatted, see Table 2-5, “DELL_Chassis Properties.”
DELL_EsmLog
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
DELL_EsmLog
The DELL_EsmLog class described in Table 4-1 records failure threshold violations collected by
Server Administrator’s embedded server management (ESM) capabilities.
Table 4-1.
DELL_EsmLog Properties
Class Name:
DELL_EsmLog
Parent Class:
None
Property
Description
Data Type
RecordNumber
Provides an index to the ESM table.
uint32
LogRecord
Provides the ESM message content.
string
EventTime
Indicates the time that the message is generated.
datetime
Status
Indicates the severity of the event that caused the log to
be generated.
string
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DELL_PostLog
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
DELL_PostLog
The DELL_PostLog identified in Table 4-2 is a record of the system’s power-on self-test (POST).
When you turn on a system, the POST tests various system components, such as random-access
memory (RAM), the hard drives, and the keyboard.
Table 4-2. DELL_PostLog Properties
Class Name:
DELL_PostLog
Parent Class:
None
DELL_CMApplication
NOTE: Dell-updateable components, such as BIOS and FW, are considered applications.
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
DELL_CMApplication
The DELL_CMApplication class identified in Table 4-3 contains information related to the Dell
Change Management applications.
Table 4-3.
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DELL_CMApplication Properties
Class Name:
DELL_CMApplications
Parent Class:
None
Property
Description
Data Type
Product ID
Indicates the product ID number
string
Name
Indicates the name of the product
string
Description
Provides a short description of the product
string
Vendor
Indicates the name of the product
manufacturer
string
Version
Indicates the current version of the product
string
Dell-defined Classes
DELL_CMDevice
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
DELL_CMDevice
The DELL_CMDevice identified in Table 4-4 contains information related to the Dell Change
Management device.
Table 4-4.
DELL_CMDevice Properties
Class Name:
DELL_CMDevice
Parent Class:
None
Property
Description
Data Type
Component ID
Defines a component string
string
Name
Indicates the name of the device
string
VendorID
Defines an ID for vendor supplying the
device
string
DeviceID
Indicates the ID of the device
string
SubDevice ID
Indicates the ID for additional device
string
Bus
Indicates the PCI bus number
string
Device
Indicates the PCI device number
string
Function
Indicates the PCI Function number
string
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DELL_CMDeviceApplication
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
DELL_CMDeviceApplications
The DELL_CMDeviceApplication class identified in Table 4-5 contains information related to the
Dell Change Management association between the device and application.
Table 4-5. DELL_CMDeviceApplication Properties
Class Name:
DELL_CMDeviceApplication
Parent Class:
None
Property
Description
Data Type
Antecedent
Refers to the device
string
Dependent
Refers to the application
string
DELL_CMInventory
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
DELL_CMInventory
The DELL_CMInventory identified in Table 4-6 contains information related to the Dell Change
Management inventory.
..
Table 4-6. DELL _CMInventory Properties
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Class Name:
DELL_CMInventory
Parent Class:
None
Property
Description
Data Type
Local
Indicates the locale of the system
string
SchemaVersion
Indicates the Inventory schema
implemented by the system
string
SystemID
Defines the System ID
string
Dell-defined Classes
DELL_CMOS
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
DELL_CMOS
The DELL_CMOS class identified in Table 4-7 contains information related to the Dell Change
Management operating system.
Table 4-7.
DELL_CMOS Properties
Class Name:
DELL_CMOS
Parent Class:
None
Property
Description
Data Type
Vendor
Indicates the vendor of the operating system
string
MajorVersion
Indicates the major version of the operating system
string
MinorVersion
Indicates the minor version of the operating system
string
spMajorVersion
Indicates the current service pack number for the
operating system’s major version
string
spMinorVersion
Indicates the current service pack number for the
operating system’s minor version
string
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DELL_CMProductInfo
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
DELL_CMProductInfo
The DELL_CMProductInfo identified in Table 4-8 contains information related to the Dell
Change Management product.
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Class Name:
DELL_CMProductInfo
Parent Class:
None
Property
Description
Data Type
ProductID
Indicates the product ID number
string
Name
Indicates the name of the product
string
Description
Provides a short description of the product
string
Vendor
Indicates the name of the product manufacturer
string
Version
Indicates the current version number of the product
string
Dell-defined Classes
CIM_Dependency
The CIM_Dependency class is an association used to establish dependency relationships between
two managed system elements. CIM_Dependency shown in Figure 5-1 does not have a parent class
because it is a relationship or association between two elements.
Figure 5-1. CIM_Dependency Class Structure
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_Dependency
DELL_FanSensor
CIM_PackageTempSensor
CIM_PackageVoltSensor
CIM_PackageCurrentSensor
CIM_PackageFanSensor
CIM_PackagePowerSupplySensor
DELL_PackagePSRedundancy
DELL_PS Redundancy
Each class derived from CIM_Dependency has an element called an antecedent that represents the
independent object in this association, and another element called a dependent that represents the
object that is dependent on the antecedent. For example, consider two managed system elements:
Chassis1 and PowerSupply3. Chassis1 is the antecedent element because a managed power supply
would always be either contained in, or grouped with, a chassis.
DELL_FanSensor
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_Dependency
DELL_FanSensor
CIM_Dependency
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The DELL_FanSensor class described in Table 5-1 defines a Dell-specific association between a fan
and a sensor. The CIM_PackageFanSensor class contains fans that assist in cooling the entire
package as opposed to a fan that is dedicated to cooling only some of the components in
the package.
Table 5-1.
DELL_FanSensor Properties
Class Name:
DELL_FanSensor
Parent Class:
CIM_Dependency
Property
Description
Antecedent
CIM_Tachometer refers to the tachometer (fan sensor) that measures the
RPM of the fan.
Dependent
CIM_Fan refers to the fan whose revolutions are measured by the
tachometer.
CIM_PackageTempSensor
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_Dependency
CIM_PackageTempSensor
The CIM_PackageTempSensor class listed in Table 5-2 contains temperature sensors that are often
installed in a package such as a chassis or a rack to assist in the monitoring of the package in
general. This relationship is described by the CIM_PackageTempSensor association.
Table 5-2.
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CIM_PackageTempSensor Properties
Class Name:
CIM_PackageTempSensor
Parent Class:
CIM_Dependency
Property
Description
Antecedent
CIM_TempSensor refers to the temperature sensor for the package.
Dependent
CIM_PhysicalPackage refers to the physical package whose environment is
being monitored.
CIM_Dependency
CIM_PackageVoltSensor
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_Dependency
CIM_PackageVoltSensor
The CIM_PackageVoltSensor identified in Table 5-3 contains voltage sensors that are often
installed in a package such as a chassis or a rack to assist in the monitoring of the package in
general. This relationship is described by the CIM_PackageVoltSensor association.
Table 5-3.
CIM_PackageVoltage Properties
Class Name:
CIM_PackageVoltSensor
Parent Class:
CIM_Dependency
Property
Description
Antecedent
CIM_PackageVoltSensor refers to the voltage sensor for the package.
Dependent
CIM_PhysicalPackage refers to the physical package whose voltages are
being monitored.
CIM_PackageCurrentSensor
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_Dependency
CIM_PackageCurrentSensor
The CIM_PackageCurrentSensor shown in Table 5-4 contains amperage sensors that are often
installed in a package such as a chassis or a rack to assist in the monitoring of the package in
general. This relationship is described by the CIM_PackageCurrentSensor association.
CIM_Dependency
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Table 5-4.
CIM_PackageCurrentSensor Properties
Class Name:
CIM_PackageCurrentSensor
Parent Class:
CIM_Dependency
Property
Description
Antecedent
CIM_CurrentSensor refers to the amperage sensor for the package.
Dependent
CIM_PhysicalPackage refers to the physical package whose amperage is
being monitored.
CIM_PackageFanSensor
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_Dependency
CIM_PackageFanSensor
The CIM_PackageFanSensor class described in Table 5-5 contains fan sensors that monitor the
whole package.
Table 5-5.
CIM_PackageFanSensor Properties
Class Name:
CIM_PackageFanSensor
Parent Class:
CIM_Dependency
Property
Description
Antecedent
CIM_Fan refers to the cooling device for the package.
Dependent
CIM_PhysicalPackage refers to the physical package whose environment is
being monitored.
CIM_PackagePowerSupplySensor
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_Dependency
CIM_PackagePowerSupplySensor
The CIM_PackagePowerSupplySensor class described in Table 5-6 contains power supplies that
provide power to the whole package.
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Table 5-6.
CIM_PackagePowerSupplySensor Properties
Class Name:
CIM_PackagePowerSupplySensor
Parent Class:
CIM_Dependency
Property
Description
Antecedent
CIM_PowerSupplySensor refers to the power supply sensor that monitors
wattage for the entire package.
Dependent
CIM_PhysicalPackage refers to the package whose wattage is being monitored.
DELL_PackagePSRedundancy
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_Dependency
DELL_PackagePSRedundancy
The DELL_PackagePSRedundancy class listed in Table 5-7 defines what constitutes power supply
redundancy for an entire package.
Table 5-7.
DELL_PackagePSRedundancy Properties
Class Name:
DELL_PackagePSRedundancy
Parent Class:
CIM_Dependency
Property
Description
Antecedent
DELL_PSRedundancyGroup refers to power supplies that deliver wattage
for the entire package.
Dependent
CIM_PhysicalPackage refers to the package to which the wattage is
being supplied.
CIM_Dependency
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DELL_PSRedundancy
CIM_ManagedSystemElement
CIM_Dependency
DELL_PSRedundancy
The DELL_PSRedundancy class shown in Table 5-8 defines what constitutes power supply
redundancy for Dell™ systems.
Table 5-8.
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DELL_PSRedundancy Properties
Class Name:
DELL_PSRedundancy
Parent Class:
CIM_Dependency
Property
Description
Antecedent
CIM_PowerSupplySensor refers to the power supply sensor that monitors
wattage for the entire package.
Dependent
CIM_PhysicalPackage refers to the package whose wattage is
being monitored.
CIM_Dependency
Glossary
The following list defines or identifies technical terms, abbreviations, and acronyms used in user documents.
Array Manager
A systems management application that allows you to
manage and configure SCSI and Fibre Channel RAID
controllers through a common user interface.
asset tag code
An individual code assigned to a computer, usually by
a system administrator, for security or tracking
purposes.
attribute
An attribute, or property, contains a specific piece of
information about a manageable component. For
example, a component can have attributes for settings,
capabilities, and status.
CIM
Acronym for Common Information Model, which is a
model for describing management information from
the DMTF. CIM is implementation independent,
allowing different management applications to collect
the required data from a variety of sources. CIM
includes schemas for systems, networks, applications,
and devices. It provides mapping techniques for
interchange of CIM data with MIB data from
SNMP agents.
and managed using a systems management console
capable of receiving CIM information. Managed
system elements can have various levels of complexity,
from rack systems containing multiple servers and
storage systems, to individual fans, power supplies,
processors, and chips. Physical objects that contain
systems can be associated with the
CIM_PhysicalPackage class. Managed objects of
intermediate complexity can be represented by such
classes as CIM_SoftwareElement or
CIM_PowerSupplyRedundancy. Simple managed
system elements can be represented by classes such
as CIM_Processor.
component
Manageable components are operating systems,
computer systems, expansion cards, or peripherals that
are compatible with a systems management standard
such as CIM and SNMP. Each component is made up
of groups and attributes that are defined as relevant to
that component.
controller
A chip that controls the transfer of data between the
microprocessor and memory or between the
microprocessor and a peripheral device such as a disk
drive or the keyboard.
CIMOM
Acronym for common information model object
manager.
CI/O
Acronym for comprehensive input/output.
class
For the purposes of the Dell CIM provider, a class is a
set of managed system elements that can be monitored
DMTF
Abbreviation for Distributed Management Task Force,
a consortium of companies representing hardware and
software providers.
ix86
Variable used to represent microprocessors such as
Intel® i386™, i486™, and so forth.
Glossary
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IHV
MOF
Acronym for independent hardware vendor. IHVs often
develop their own SNMP MIBs for components that
they manufacture.
A MOF is a management object file that models objects
in a systems management environment. The MOF
models the relationships between different managed
objects. For example, the CIM_RedundancyGroup is
a parent class for components that are so critical to the
proper functioning of a system that the system is
designed to have additional critical components.
When a critical component fails, redundancy allows
the system to continue operation because there are
other components that can compensate for the loss.
The DELL_PowerSupply and DELL_FanRedundancy
classes are derived from the CIM redundancy group.
The relationship is one of child to parent.
IT Assistant
A comprehensive systems management application
that integrates event management, configuration
management, and asset management for systems
distributed throughout an enterprise.
MIB
Acronym for management information base. A MIB is
used to send detailed status/commands from or to an
SNMP managed device.
RAID
MOF
Acronym for redundant array of independent disks.
Acronym for managed object format, which is an ASCII file
that contains the formal definition of a CIM schema.
response file
NIC
Acronym for network interface controller.
set operation
property
A property is a capability or characteristic of a CIM
class. The temperature probe class, for example, has a
property that describes its thresholds for normal, lower
critical, and upper critical ranges of operation. Defining
where normal operation ends and where critical
temperatures begin determines when warnings should
be sent to the systems manager for corrective action.
Every property has a Description and a Data Type. The
Description provides a brief explanation of what a particular
managed object does. The Data Type specifies the form
that the values of a property must take. For example, some
values are bit fields and others are integers or strings.
provider
A provider is an extension of a CIM schema that
communicates with managed objects. The provider
accesses data and generates event notifications from a
variety of sources. The Dell CIM provider extends the
standard CIM schema to make it easier to
manage systems.
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The file that records the features that an administrator
wants to incorporate into an unattended installation is
called a “response file” or an “answer file.”
Glossary
An operation used to write or “set” data to MIB
variables maintained by the SNMP agent.
SNMP
Abbreviation for Simple Network Management Protocol.
SNMP is an industry-standard interface that allows a
network manager to remotely monitor and manage
workstations.
unattended installation
An unattended installation requires far less operator
involvement than an interactive installation. Also
called a “silent installation,” unattended installation
programs record the administrator’s preferences about
which features of an application program to install. The
file that records these installation feature preferences
is called a “response file” or an “answer file.” System
administrators typically create packages that include
the response file and any other files needed to install
the program, distribute the package to multiple
systems, and activate the unattended installation.
Index
C
CIM classes and
properties, 11
base classes, 12
classes that describe
relationships, 12
common properties of
classes, 14
conventions, 13
parent classes, 12
CIM_Chip, 23
CIM_Dependency
CIM_PackageCurrentSensor, 79
CIM_PackageFanSensor, 80
CIM_PackagePowerSupplySensor,
80
CIM_PackageTempSensor, 78
CIM_PackageVoltSensor, 79
DELL_FanSensor, 77
DELL_PackagePSRedundancy,
81
DELL_PSRedundancy, 82
CIM_LogicalElement
CIM_BIOSElement, 57
CIM_CacheMemory, 56
CIM_ComputerSystem, 33
CIM_Controller, 47
CIM_CoolingDevice, 42
CIM_CurrentSensor, 39
CIM_DiscreteSensor, 36
CIM_DMA, 63
CIM_ExtraCapacityGroup, 65
CIM_Fan, 43
CIM_IRQ, 61
CIM_Keyboard, 45
CIM_LogicalDevice, 34
CIM_Memory, 55
CIM_MemoryMappedIO, 62
CIM_NumericSensor, 36
CIM_ParallelController, 48
CIM_PCIBridge, 51
CIM_PCIController, 49
CIM_PointingDevice, 44
CIM_PowerSupply, 46
CIM_Processor, 52
CIM_RedundancyGroup, 64
CIM_Sensor, 35
CIM_SerialController, 49
CIM_SoftwareElement, 57
CIM_SoftwareFeature, 59-60
CIM_StorageExtent, 55
CIM_System, 32
CIM_SystemResource, 60
CIM_Tachometer, 40
CIM_TemperatureSensor, 38
CIM_UserDevice, 43
CIM_VoltageSensor, 40
CIM_Watchdog, 41
DELL_FanExtraCapacityGroup,
66
DELL_PSRedundancyGroup, 66
DELL_System, 34
CIM_PhysicalElememt
CIM_PhysicalConnector, 26
CIM_PhysicalMemory, 24
CIM_PhysicalElement, 17
CIM_Chassis, 20
CIM_Chip, 23
CIM_PhysicalComponent, 23
CIM_PhysicalFrame, 19
CIM_PhysicalPackage, 18
CIM_Slot, 28
DELL_Chassis, 21
structure of, 17
CIM_PhysicalElementClass
structure of, 17
CIM_SoftwareElement, 57
class name, 13
common properties of
classes, 14
current reading, 14
D
data type, 13
Dell OpenManage Server
Agent, 11
DELL_CMApplication, 72
CIM_LogicalElement Class
structure of, 31
DELL_CMDevice, 73
CIM_PhysicalComponent, 23
DELL_CMInventory, 74
DELL_CMDeviceApplication, 74
DELL_CMOS, 75
Index
85
86
Index
DELL_CMProductInfo, 76
DELL_EsmLog, 71
DELL_PostLog, 72
DELL_PSRedundancy, 82
description, 13
P
parent class, 13
property, 13
S
Server Administrator 1.0, 11
V
version, 15
86
Index