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IBM NETFINITY SYSTEM MIF FOR SYSTEM MANAGEMENT OF MACHINE SLOTS USING DMTF'S DMI 2.0 SPECIFICATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013432D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
Document File: 5 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosure is the IBM Netfinity System MIF (Management Information Format) file. The IBM Netfinity System MIF provides a specification for the local and remote management of a machine's (system) PCI (Peripheral Component Interface) slots. The IBM Netfinity System MIF specifies the interface between a Management Application and an IBM Netfinity System Service. Refer to the IBM Netfinity System MIF at the end of this document. The MIF file specifies a user-friendly slot number, slot type and a slot subtype (standard, embedded or hot plug). The IBM Netfinity System MIF file contains similar information as found in the DMTF (Desktop Management Task Force) DMI (Desktop Management Interface) System Groups. The IBM Netfinity System MIF contains one additional attribute, namely the slot subtype. The Management Application and IBM Netfinity System Service communicate through DMI. The DMI Service Provider handles the remoting of the interface so that the Management Application and IBM Netfinity System Service can be running on two different machines. An IBM Netfinity System Service instruments the IBM Netfinity System MIF and provides information for the Management Application. The information includes an enumeration of all the PCI slots on a machine, a user-friendly slot number and the slot subtype (standard, hot plug or embedded). The Management Application uses the information provided by an IBM Netfinity System Service. The Management Application can enumerate all the slots on a machine and determine which slots are hot pluggable

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  IBM NETFINITY SYSTEM MIF FOR SYSTEM MANAGEMENT OF MACHINE SLOTS USING DMTF'S DMI 2.0 SPECIFICATION

Disclosure is the IBM Netfinity System MIF (Management Information Format) file. The IBM Netfinity System MIF provides a specification for the local and remote management of a machine's (system) PCI (Peripheral Component Interface) slots.

The IBM Netfinity System MIF specifies the interface between a Management Application and an IBM Netfinity System Service. Refer to the IBM Netfinity System MIF at the end of this document. The MIF file specifies a user-friendly slot number, slot type and a slot subtype (standard, embedded or hot plug). The IBM Netfinity System MIF file contains similar information as found in the DMTF (Desktop Management Task Force) DMI (Desktop Management Interface) System Groups. The IBM Netfinity System MIF contains one additional attribute, namely the slot subtype. The Management Application and IBM Netfinity System Service communicate through DMI. The DMI Service Provider handles the remoting of the interface so that the Management Application and IBM Netfinity System Service can be running on two different machines.

An IBM Netfinity System Service instruments the IBM Netfinity System MIF and provides information for the Management Application. The information includes an enumeration of all the PCI slots on a machine, a user-friendly slot number and the slot subtype (standard, hot plug or embedded).

The Management Application uses the information provided by an IBM Netfinity System Service. The Management Application can enumerate all the slots on a machine and determine which slots are hot pluggable

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The following shows the IBM Netfinity System MIF:

// This is the MIF file for the IBM Netfinity System Service. // Start Component

Name = "IBM Netfinity System Service Component"

// ------------------------------------------------------------- //Component ID Group //

Start Group

Name = "ComponentID"

Class = "DMTF|ComponentID|001"

ID = 1

Description = "This group defines the attributes common to all "

"components. This group is required." // ------------------------------------------------------------- // Start of Attributes for this group // Start Attribute

Name = "Manufacturer"

ID = 1

Description = "Manufacturer of this component."

Type = String(64)

Access = Read-Only

Storage = Common

Value = "IBM"

End Attribute

Start Attribute

Name = "Product"

ID = 2

Description = "Product name for this component."

Type = String(64)

Access = Read-Only

Storage = Common

Value = "IBM Netfinity System Service"

End Attribute

Start Attribute

Name = "Version"

ID = 3

Description = "Version number of this component."

Type = String(64)

Access = Read-Only

Storage = Common

Value = "1.0"

End Attribute

Start Attribute

Name = "Installation"

ID =...