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Intel(R) PRO Alerting Suite ASF Compliant Software

SUMMARY

    This document discusses what is provided with this release, how the 
    directory structure is organized, and instructions on how to use the 
    provided content.

    See the file relnotes.txt for documentation on known errata and a summary
    of changes made since the previous release.

SOFTWARE CONTENT DESCRIPTION

    This release contains the Intel PRO Alerting Suite ASF Compliant 
    executables and sample source code.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
INTEL PRO ALERTING AGENT INSTALL
- ASF AGENT INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
- ASF AGENT INSTALLATION PROCEDURES
- DEFAULT INSTALLATION DIRECTORIES
- SILENT INSTALLATIONS AND UNINSTALLING THE SOFTWARE
- COMPILATION OF MOF and MFL Files     
- ASF AGENT MERGE MODULES
INTEL PRO ALERTING SUITE CONFIGURATION NOTES
INTEL ASF AGENT WMI PROVIDER
INTEL ASF AGENT WMI SAMPLE APPLICATION                                                                                   
INTEL PRO ALERTING DRIVERS
- ASFALRT DRIVER

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INTEL PRO ALERTING AGENT INSTALL
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ASF AGENT INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
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The ASF Agent requires:
1) Windows* NT 4.0 (Service Pack 4 or greater) or greater to install.
2) Microsoft Installer (Version 1.2 or greater) service installed and running.
3) Microsoft WMI (Version 1.5 or greater) service installed and running.

Note: Windows 2000  or greater has the appropriate WMI and Windows Installer 
functionality natively installed. Host systems using Windows NT (Service 
Pack 4 or Greater) must install the Installer Service and the WMI core for 
the ASF Agent to work as expected. It should be noted that within the Install 
directory, you can run setup.exe to install the Microsoft Installer service 
as well as well as the agent itself.

Listed below are the links to the WMI Core redistributable.
Note that links frequently change so these links may not work. 

WMI Link
http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/default.asp?URL=/code/sample.asp?url=/MSDN-
FILES/027/001/576/msdncompositedoc.xml


ASF AGENT INSTALLATION PROCEDURES

The ASF Agent Install represents the combined functionality of the ASF Agent
and ASF Agent Provider merge modules. Additionally, the Installer 
redistributables are installed on client systems that lack the Installer 
requirements. See Supported Environments below.

To install the ASF Agent Install, double-click setup.exe.

DEFAULT INSTALLATION DIRECTORIES
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By default, the ASF Agent stack is installed in the following directories:

ASF Agent
Operating System - Windows 2000 or greater
Directory - Program Files\Intel\ASF Agent Windows System32\Drivers

ASF Agent Provider
Operating System - Windows 2000 or greater
Directory - Program Files\Intel\ASF Agent\Providers

SILENT INSTALLATIONS AND UNINSTALLING THE SOFTWARE
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Listed below is the silent mode installation and uninstalling the software:

	Note: For install, setup.exe may be used instead of msiexec. 
    setup.exe additionally will detect the presence of the MSI Windows 
	Installer on the client system. If not present, the appropriate MSI 
	Installer redistributable for NT4 will be installed.

	Silent mode installation
	------------------------
	>msiexec /I "ASFAgent.msi" /qn 
		 [SMARTINSTALL=<SmartInstLevel>] 
		 [INSTGUI=<GuiInstLevel>] 
		 [/Lv "asfmsi.log"]

	>setup /qn 
		 [SMARTINSTALL=<SmartInstLevel>] 
		 [INSTGUI=<GuiInstLevel>] 
		 [/Lv "asfmsi.log"]

	Uninstalling the software
	-------------------------
	>msiexec /X "ASFAgent.msi" /qn [/Lv "asfmsi.log"]


	Option		Parameters		Meaning
	------		----------		-------
	/I		Package/ProductCode	Installs or configures a product
	/q		n                  	No User Interface
	/L		v Logfile			Log verbose, output to log file		
	SMARTINSTALL	<SmartInstLevel>	0 = Install ASF Agent without 
						      checking BIOs compatibility 
						      and adpaters presence. (default)
						      1 = Install ASF Agent only if 
						      BIOS supports ASF and machine 
						      includes at least one ASF 
						      suported adapter.
						      2 = Install ASF Agent only if BIOS 
						      supports ASF.
	INSTGUI	<GuiInstLevel>		0 = Do not install GUI application.
						      1 = Install GUI. (default)


For additional command line options, refer to the Microsoft MSI SDK 
(Version 1.2).

In Windows XP or greater, ensure that you use the cmd.exe to create the DOS 
shell.


COMPILATION OF MOF and MFL Files
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The agent install requires the presence of the WMI core prior to the 
installation. The agent install attempts to compile the applicable MOF/MFL 
files. If, however, the Agent MOF files do not get compiled with the install,
you must either :

(a) Run the Install repair option. This option is accessible through the 
change button associated with the Agent Install in the Add/Remove Programs 
program found in the Windows Control Panel. 

(b) Manually compile the following files. 

	1) ASFAgtLN.MOF
	2) Language specific MFL file

For example, for an English based system, the end user needs to run the
following command line.

	mofcomp.exe ASFAgtLN.MOF
	mofcomp.exe EnuAgt.MFL


Note that the language specific MFL files require the appropriate language 
specific WMI core.


ASF AGENT MERGE MODULES
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ASF AGENT MERGE MODULE INSTALLATION

The ASF Agent merge module can be merged into a MSI based installation by 
associating it with a feature. Refer to the Intel ASF Component 
Installation white paper and the Microsoft Installer Version 1.2 SDK for 
additional details on integrating merge modules into a MSI based install. 

3 Merge Modules are supplied with the ASF Agent:

Agent.msm	- ASF Agent dll and ASF Agent Service executable
Aprov.msm	- ASF Agent WMI Providers
Custom.msm	- ASF Agent customization files (ie. ini file)

Additionally, the ASF Agent merge module is dependent on the ASF Provider 
merge module and the Custom merge module.

Supported Environments

The ASF Agent merge module requires:
1) Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 4 or greater),
   Windows 2000 or greater to install.
2) Microsoft SNMP Trap service installed and operating.
3) Microsoft WMI service installed and operating. 
Note that Windows 2000 or greater has the appropriate WMI
functionality natively. For other Windows operating systems, 
Windows WMI Core Version 1.5 provides this functionality.

 
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INTEL PRO ALERTING SUITE ASF COMPLIANT SOFTWARE - 
CONFIGURATION NOTES
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The ASF Agent Service (ASFAGENT.EXE) uses the ASF Configuration DLL 
(ASFCFGSV.DLL) to detect ASF compliant network devices in the system and to 
configure them for remote manageability.

The ASF Agent Service is designed to be launched automatically when the
operating system starts. The service runs until the operating system
is shutdown. By continuously running, the Agent Service is able to monitor
changes in system and device states and respond to them in a timely manner.

The ASF Configuration DLL (ASFCFGSV.DLL) detects ASF compliant
network devices in ACPI systems and configures them for remote manageability.
It is loaded into the process space of the ASF Agent Service (ASFAGENT.EXE).

Note: When attempting to stop the ASF Agent service while the WMI Console is 
still open, the Service Control Manager occasionally reports an error in 
stopping the service. This is normal behavior due to Microsoft Window's COM 
functionality. After this error message, the SCM either continues and 
stops the service successfully, or leaves it in the "started" state requiring 
another "stop" command by the user. To avoid these Windows messages, close the 
WMI Console before manually stopping the ASF Agent Service.

ASF AGENT SERVICE SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEMS
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1. Windows NT4 with service pack 4 or greater
2. Windows 2000
3. Windows XP 
4. Windows 2003 Server
5. Windows XP x64

ASF AGENT SERVICE ERROR, WARNING AND INFORMATIONAL CODES
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0x80040201	Invalid parameter passed to function
0x80040202	Configuration DLL has not been successfully initialized
0x80040203	Requested resource was not found
0x80040204	Aolan.ini could not be found.
0x80040205	Failed to read left and right values of a section line in INI 
		file.
0x80040206	Error while reading sections from INI file. INI file format 
		corrupted.
0x80040208	Not enough memory for copy output.
0x80040209	Exception encountered.
0x8004020A	Cannot locate the selected adapter.
0x8004020C	Timeout while acquiring locks internally.
0x8004020D	Unable to get Proxy IP address or port number from INI file.
0x8004020E	Unable to get resource ID pairs from INI file.
0x8004020F	Unable to get system name given system ID from INI file.
0x80040210	SMBUS ARP Address of ASF Capable adapters may be invalid
0x80040211	No ASF Capable adapters found in the system
0x80040212	Invalid function to enable/disable.
0x80040213	End of function list encountered.
0x80040214	ACPI Bios is not present in the system
0x80040215	The selected adapter is not present in the system.
0x80040216	Management console cannot be reached
0x80040217	Registry cannot be accessed
0x80040218	The configuration software does not support this operating 
		system
0x80040219	Error starting a thread to ping Management station.
0x8004021A	Error starting a thread to detect power transitions in the 
		system.
0x8004021B	Management console cannot be reached since Link is down
0x8004021C	Internal Initialization Error.
0x8004021D	ASF disabled due to BIOS configuration setting
0x8004021E	Older versions of the drivers present in the system.
0x8004021F	Unable to continue configuration as the driver may be disabled
0x80040220	No ASF Capable adapters found in the system or the driver of 
		ASF Capable adapters may be disabled
0x80040221	Invalid window handle passed as parameter
0x80040222	Device handle count is not zero
0x80040223	Invalid parameter passed to function  


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 INTEL ASF AGENT WMI PROVIDER
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ASF Agent WMI Provider is a DLL component that allows WMI-based management 
applications to configure ASF compliant alerting network cards for remote 
manageability. 

You can use the provided WMI sample application Console.exe to specify 
several configuration network parameters. The parameters may include timer 
intervals (for heartbeat, watchdog), management console's network address, 
and enable/disable of remote control capabilities.

Installation requires ASF supported NIC driver  

ASF Agent Provider schema resides in the root\cimv2 namespace. Install by 
default compiles MOF file and English version of MFL. If end system has WMI 
Core component for any specific language that locale specific MFL also gets 
compiled.


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INTEL ASF AGENT WMI SAMPLE APPLICATION                                                                                   
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This application demonstrates how WMI can be used to get and set properties 
for Intel's ASF Agent.  You can run the application directly from the CD or 
from a copied version on the local system.  

=====Running the application==========

The application presents the user with property pages (tabs) to view current 
ASF related settings. To Enable ASF, you must provide the IP address of a 
"Management Console" which is a system on the network that can receive alerts. 
On the main tab enter the proxy IP address and then click the checkbox to enable 
alerting. 

When any user changeable property is changed, the "APPLY" button is enabled. 
Click Apply to accept the changes or click OK to accept the changes and close 
the application. To close the application without accepting the last changes, 
click Cancel.

=====Building the application from the source files========

* You must install the Microsoft WMI SDK, available from msdn.microsoft.com
* The project file assumes that the WMI SDK is installed in its default 
location in c:\program files\wmi.
* You must install Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 with latest service pack.

=====Developing WMI applications========

* Refer to the MOF directory in the ASF agent samples directory for ASF class 
definitions.


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INTEL PRO ALERTING DRIVER
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ASFALRT DRIVER

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