==================================== A P P L I C A T I O N N O T E S ==================================== Broadcom CIM Service Provider For Windows 2000 Copyright (c) 2000 Broadcom Corporation All rights reserved. Overview ======== The Common Information Model (CIM) is an industrial standard defined by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). Microsoft implements CIM on Windows platforms such as Windows 2000. Broadcom will support CIM on the Windows 2000 platform. Broadcom's implementation of CIM will provide various classes to provide information to users through CIM client applications. Please note that Broadcom CIM data provider will provide data only, and users can choose their prefered CIM client software to browse the information exposed by Broadcom CIM provider. The current implementation of CIM is based on IBM FTMI beta SDK, and is subject to change in the future. Broadcom CIM provider provides information through BRCM_NetworkAdapter and BRCM_ExtraCapacityGroup classes. BRCM_NetworkAdapter class provides network adapter information pertaining to a group of adapters including Broadcom and other vendors' controllers. BRCM_ExtraCapacityGroup class provides team configuration for the Broadcom Advanced Server Program. Current implementation will provide team information and information of physical network adapters in the team. Broadcom Advanced Server Program provides events through event logs. Users can use the "Event Viewer" provided by Windows 2000, or use CIM to inspect or monitor these events. Broadcom CIM provider will also provide event information through CIM's generic event model. These events are __InstanceCreationEvent, __InstanceDeletionEvent and __InstanceModificationEvent, and are defined by CIM. For detail information about these events, please refer to CIM documentation. CIM requires the client application to register the events from the client application, using queries as examples shown in following in order to receive events properly. SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent where TargetInstance ISA "BRCM_NetworkAdapter" SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent where TargetInstance ISA "BRCM_ExtraCapacityGroup" SELECT * FROM __InstanceCreationEvent where TargetInstance ISA "BRCM_NetworkAdapter" SELECT * FROM __InstanceDeletionEvent where TargetInstance ISA "BRCM_NetworkAdapter" SELECT * FROM __InstanceCreationEvent where TargetInstance ISA "BRCM_ActsAsSpare" SELECT * FROM __InstanceDeletionEvent where TargetInstance ISA "BRCM_ActsAsSpare" Version Release Date ======= ============ 0.0 10/30/00 Broadcom implementation for CIM is embeded within intermediate driver. Failover events are logged in event log which in turn is monitored by Microsoft CIM. Users can use 'wbemtest.exe' to browse CIM database. 'wbemtest.exe' can be found in Windows 2000 under '%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem'. Following are the steps to browse the information. 1. Run 'wbemtest.exe'. 2. Press 'Connect...' button at the right top corner. A dialog box will pop up' 3. In 'Server\Namespace' box, type in 'root\CIMV2'. 4. Press 'Open Class...' button. A dialog box will pop up. 5. In 'Enter Target Class Name', type in 'Win32_NTLogEvent'. An object editor dialog box will pop up. 6. Press 'Instances' button at right side of window. A 'Query Result' dialog box will pop up. 7. Double click on any record you want to examine. 8. Look for records with 'Blfm' in 'SourceName'. These are records put in by Broadcom Load Balance/Fail Over driver.Download Driver Pack
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