DMI.TXT Driver File Contents (IEE_100B.ZIP)

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   DMI (Desktop Management Interface)
                                                                    v1.08
DMI support for Intel 82557-based PCI adapters:
     EtherExpress PRO/10+ PCI
     EtherExpress(TM) PRO/100B TX
     EtherExpress PRO/100B T4
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Overview
========

This document includes:

-  How to get DMI working with your Intel 82557-based PCI adapter

-  What DMI is

-  How DMI works

-  What DMI needs

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NOTE: Before proceeding, your computer must be DMI-ready. If your
computer is not DMI-ready, you need to install a DMI Service Layer on
your computer. Intel provides a combined DOS and Windows* Service Layer
on its BBS and WWW page. Access one of these services and download the
self-extracting file DMISL.EXE. Follow installation instructions in the
DMISL.TXT file.
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How to get DMI working with your adapter
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PRO/10+ PCI adapter:

   copy E10PPCI.MIF to the C:\DMI\DOS\MIFS directory and E10PPCI.OVL to
   the C:\DMI\DOS\BIN directory.

PRO/100B TX or T4 adapter:

   copy E100B.MIF to the C:\DMI\DOS\MIFS directory and E100B.OVL to the
   C:\DMI\DOS\BIN directory.

All adapters:

   Restart the Service Layer. Make sure you add the "o=11" parameter. For
   example,

        C:\DMI\DOS\BIN\SL o=11

This installs DMI support for your adapter and in turn allows your
adapter to be managed through the Desktop Management Interface.

Note: Your adapter's network drivers must be loaded in order for
management applications to manage your adapter. DMI support works with 16-
bit DOS ODI and DOS NDIS 2.0 only.


What DMI is
===========

The Desktop Management Interface (DMI) is an emerging computer industry
standard for managing computer components, such as your 82557-based
EtherExpress adapter.

Any desktop component designed to be DMI-compliant--your hard disk,
operating system, software application, adapter--can dynamically
communicate with management applications via the DMI.

|```````````````|        {`````}        |```````````````````|
| DMI-compliant | <====> { DMI } <====> |   DMI-compliant   |
|   Component   |        {     }        | Mgmt. Application |
|               |         `````         |                   |
```````````````                         ```````````````````

In effect, the DMI is the middleman between DMI-compliant components and
DMI-compliant management applications.

Your PRO/10+ PCI LAN adapter is compliant with the DMI spec. 1.1.


How DMI works
=============

At a fundamental level, DMI performs two functions: it stores information
about components, and it provides the ability to query and change that
information.

Information about how a desktop component can be managed is stored in a
Management Information Format (MIF) file. Each DMI-compliant component
has its own MIF file that includes information like location of the
component, vendor name, and installation date. When you install DMI
support for a DMI-compliant component, an entry is made into the MIF
Database by the Service Layer.

The DMI Service Layer is software installed on desktop computers that use
DMI. The Service Layer can be part of the computer's operating system, or
it can be an add-on. For DOS, the Service Layer is an add-on loaded by a
command in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file, just like network adapter drivers or
disk-caching software.

DMI-compliant management applications use the Service Layer to interact
with a desktop component by querying for information ("What's the name of
the component manufacturer?"), requesting a change ("Change your I/O
address to 310"), or accepting a message ("I'm out of paper").


What DMI needs
==============

To use DMI, you need three things:

-  DMI Service Layer

-  DMI-compliant components and support software

-  DMI-compliant management application.


DMI Service Layer
-----------------

The DMI Service Layer can be part of your operating system or an add-on.
Currently, service layers that work with DOS, OS/2* and Windows 3.1 have
been developed by the Desktop Management Task Force (DMTF).

Intel provides a combined DOS and Windows Service Layer on its BBS and
WWW page. Access one of these services and download the self-extracting
file DMISL.EXE.


DMI-compliant components
------------------------

Your 82557-based network adapter is a DMI-compliant component. Once you
install your adapter, you still need to install the DMI support files, as
described in the section "How to get DMI working with your adapter"
above.


DMI-compliant management applications
-------------------------------------

Management applications are available from a variety of sources. For
example, Intel's LANDesk(TM) Manager 2.0 is a DMI-compliant management
application. For more information about LANDesk Manager, visit our
corporate home page on the world wide web. From the home page, click on
SEARCH and specify LANDesk Manager to get the latest information.



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