CIM Elements

The following table describes the CIM elements used to implement the Hardware Asset feature.

Element Name

Description

Instance Creation**

Cardinality

Classes

CIM_AdminDomain

A special grouping of ManagedSystemElements. The grouping is viewed as a single entity, reflecting that all of its components are administered similarly, either by the same user, group of users, or policy.

Static      

1

AMT_AssetTable

Represents an Asset Table.

Static      

2

AMT_AssetTableService

Represents the Asset Table Service in the Intel AMT subsystem.

Static      

1

CIM_Battery

Represents the management and current state of any batteries connected to the system, including uninterrupted power supplies (UPS). This does not include physical information on the battery; for the full picture, you must enumerate the CIM_PhysicalPackage class.

Static

1 – number of batteries

CIM_BIOSElement

Represents the low-level software that is loaded into non-volatile storage and used to bring up and configure a computer system.

Static

1

CIM_BIOSFeature

Represents the capabilities of the low-level software used to bring up and configure a computer system.

Static

1

CIM_Card

Represents a type of physical container that can be plugged into another card or hosting board, or is itself a hosting board/motherboard in a chassis. The CIM_Card class includes any package capable of carrying signals and providing a mounting point for physical components, such as chips, or other physical packages, such as other cards.

Static

1

CIM_Chassis

Represents the physical elements that enclose other elements and provide definable functionality, such as a desktop, processing node, UPS, disk or tape storage, or a combination of these.

Static

1

CIM_Chip

Represents any type of integrated circuit hardware, including ASICs, processors, memory chips, etc.

Static

1 – number of processors

CIM_Fan

Capabilities and management of a fan cooling device.

Static

1 – number of fans

CIM_Location

Specifies the position and address of a physical element.

Static

1 – number of processors

CIM_MediaAccessDevice

Represents the ability to access one or more media and use this media to store and retrieve data.

Static

1 – number of media devices

CIM_Memory

Capabilities and management of memory-related logical devices.

Static      

System-specific

AMT_PCIDevice

Capabilities and management of a PCI device controller on an adapter card.

Static

0 – number of PCI devices

CIM_PhysicalMemory

Subclass of CIM_Chip, representing low level memory devices – SIMMS, DIMMs, raw memory chips, etc.

Static

1 – number of memory modules

CIM_PhysicalPackage

Represents physical elements that contain or host other components. Examples are rack enclosures, adapter cards, and batteries.

Static

1 – number of media devices

CIM_PowerSupply

Capabilities and management of the PowerSupply LogicalDevice.

Static      

System-specific

CIM_Processor

Capabilities and management of the processor logical device.

Static

1 – number of processors

CIM_Sensor

Entity capable of measuring or reporting the characteristics of some physical property – for example, the temperature or voltage characteristics of a computer system.

Static

0 – number of sensors

Associations

CIM_ComputerSystemPackage

A computer system may be realized in one or more physical packages. The computer system package association explicitly defines this relationship.

Static

1

CIM_SystemComponent

Association that establishes “part of” relationships between a system and any ManagedSystemElements of which it is composed.

Static

*

CIM_BIOSFeatureBIOSElements

A link between BIOSFeature and its aggregated BIOSElements.

Static

1

CIM_SystemDevice

LogicalDevices can be aggregated by a system. This relationship is made explicit by the SystemDevice association.

Static

System-specific

CIM_SystemBIOS

SystemBIOS associates a UnitaryComputerSystem’s BIOS with the system itself.

Static

1

CIM_HostedService

Associates between the Intel AMT CIM_ComputerSystem and AMT_AssetTableService.

Static

*

CIM_ConcreteDependency

A generic association used to establish dependency relationships between ManagedElements.

Static

*

CIM_PhysicalElementLocation

Associates a physical element with a location object for inventory or replacement purposes

Static

1 – number of processors

CIM_Realizes

Association that defines the mapping between logical devices and the physical elements that implement them.

Static

1 – number of processors

* Multiple instances

** Instance Creation:

     Implicit: Instances created implicitly by Intel AMT in response to a user CIM operation

     Static: Instances created by Intel AMT on initialization

     User: The class supports create/delete

 

The following diagram illustrates the CIM elements used in the Hardware Asset feature.

 

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