[IDS] CIM SoftwareIdentity class - OS type, firmware, BIOS, etc.

[IDS] CIM SoftwareIdentity class - OS type, firmware, BIOS, etc.

[IDS] CIM SoftwareIdentity class - OS type, firmware, BIOS, etc.

Ira McDonald blueroofmusic at gmail.com
Sat Sep 5 22:13:55 UTC 2009


Hi,

Please see the attached current DMTF CIM v2.22 class, an
excellent source of bios/firmware/software details for IDS.

It has integer major, minor, revision, and build version numbers,
large build number, string version, manufacturer, serial number,
etc.

It also has fine-grained software classifications:

       Values { "Unknown", "Other", "Driver",
          "Configuration Software", "Application Software",
          "Instrumentation", "Firmware/BIOS", "Diagnostic Software",
          "Operating System", "Middleware", "Firmware",
          "BIOS/FCode", "Support/Service Pack", "Software Bundle",
          "DMTF Reserved", "Vendor Reserved" },

And an up-date list of target operating systems:

       Values { "Unknown", "Other", "MACOS", "ATTUNIX", "DGUX",
          "DECNT", "Tru64 UNIX", "OpenVMS", "HPUX", "AIX",
          //10
          "MVS", "OS400", "OS/2", "JavaVM", "MSDOS",
          "WIN3x", "WIN95", "WIN98", "WINNT", "WINCE",
          //20
          "NCR3000", "NetWare", "OSF", "DC/OS",
          "Reliant UNIX", "SCO UnixWare", "SCO OpenServer",
          "Sequent", "IRIX", "Solaris", //30
          ...
          //80
          "RedHat Enterprise Linux 64-Bit",
          "Solaris 64-Bit", "SUSE", "SUSE 64-Bit", "SLES",
          "SLES 64-Bit", "Novell OES", "Novell Linux Desktop",
          "Sun Java Desktop System", "Mandriva",
          //90
          "Mandriva 64-Bit", "TurboLinux",
          "TurboLinux 64-Bit", "Ubuntu", "Ubuntu 64-Bit", "Debian",
          "Debian 64-Bit", "Linux 2.4.x", "Linux 2.4.x 64-Bit",
          "Linux 2.6.x", //100
          "Linux 2.6.x 64-Bit",
          "Linux 64-Bit", "Other 64-Bit",
          "Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2" },

(much better than the usually out-of-date IANA OS registry)

Cheers,
- Ira

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Chair - Linux Foundation Open Printing WG
Blue Roof Music/High North Inc
email: blueroofmusic at gmail.com
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  906-494-2434

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