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Physical Computer System View (PCSV) Property Mappings

Published: October 17, 2013

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2



This topic provides information about how properties that are exposed by the Datacenter Abstraction Layer (DAL) are mapped to the values found on the hardware device itself. The DAL exposes device information by using a Physical Computer System View (PCSV) instance. This document serves as a reference for hardware manufacturers and developers of management firmware to ensure that their implementation is consistent with the DAL management model. Additionally, IT pros can use the following tables to determine what properties are expected to have empty values when they see a warning about absent profiles in Windows PowerShell.

The following table lists the Systems Management Architecture for Server Hardware (SMASH) and Desktop and Mobile Architecture for System Hardware (DASH) profiles and properties that are used by the DAL to display information about the hardware device. You can use this table to determine which Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) profiles and specific properties are required in the management firmware implementation.

For devices that conform to the SMASH and DASH standards, the management firmware implementation is required to have a registered Base Server or Base Desktop and Mobile profile to be managed by the DAL. In addition, the following optional profiles must be registered for the DAL to expose the corresponding property values (refer to the following table):

  • Boot Control

  • Physical Asset

  • Software Inventory

If these profile registrations are absent, a client using the DAL to manage your device will not receive an error message that indicates the absence of these profiles, and the corresponding PCSV properties will have empty values. In certain client implementations (for example, Windows PowerShell) the user will see a warning message that indicates the profiles are not present.

 

PCSV Property DMTF Profile Name Property Mapping Comment

Dedicated

Base Server/Base Desktop and Mobile

ComputerSystem.Dedicated

No comment

EnabledState

Base Server/Base Desktop and Mobile

ComputerSystem.EnabledState

No comment

OneTimeBootSource

Boot Control

BootSourceSetting.StructuredBootString (where ComputerSystem -> ElementSettingData.IsNext={1|3} -> BootConfigSetting -> OrderedComponent.AssignedSequence=1 -> BSS)

No comment

StructuredBootString

Boot Control

BootSourceSetting.StructuredBootString (where ComputerSystem -> ElementSettingData.IsNext={1|3} -> BootConfigSetting -> OrderedComponent.AssignedSequence!=0 -> BSS)

No comment

HealthState

Computer System

ComputerSystem.HealthState

No comment

IdentifyingDescriptions

Computer System

ComputerSystem.IdentifyingDescriptions

No comment

OperationalStatus

Computer System

ComputerSystem.OperationalStatus

No comment

OtherDedicatedDescriptions

Computer System

ComputerSystem.OtherDedicatedDesriptions

No comment

OtherIdentifyingInfo

Computer System

ComputerSystem.OtherIdentifyingInfo

No comment

RequestedState

Computer System

ComputerSystem.RequestedState

No comment

InstanceID

N/A

Computed value

Populated by PcsvDevice provider as 0-indexed integer

TargetAddress

N/A

Computed value

The device address given to the provider

FRUInfoSupported

Physical Asset

Chassis -> PhysicalAssetCapabilities.FRUInfoSupported

No comment

Manufacturer

Physical Asset

Chassis.Manufacturer

No comment

Model

Physical Asset

Chassis.Model

No comment

PartNumber

Physical Asset

Chassis.PartNumber

No comment

SerialNumber

Physical Asset

Chassis.SerialNumber

No comment

SKU

Physical Asset

Chassis.SKU

No comment

Tag

Physical Asset

Chassis.Tag

No comment

Version

Physical Asset

Chassis.Version

No comment

CurrentBIOSBuildNumber

Software Inventory

SoftwareIdentity.BuildNumber Classification = 11 "BIOS"

No comment

CurrentBIOSMajorVersion

Software Inventory

SoftwareIdentity.MajorVersion Classification = 11 "BIOS"

No comment

CurrentBIOSMinorVersion

Software Inventory

SoftwareIdentity.MinorVersion Classification = 11 "BIOS"

No comment

CurrentBIOSRevisionNumber

Software Inventory

SoftwareIdentity.RevisionNumber Classification = 11 "BIOS"

No comment

CurrentBIOSVersionString

Software Inventory

SoftwareIdentity.VersionString Classification = 11 "BIOS"

No comment

CurrentManagementFirmwareBuildNumber

Software Inventory

SoftwareIdentity.BuildNumber Classification = 10 "Firmware" (Dedicated = 28 "Management Controller")

The Dedicated value refers to the associated ManagedElement

CurrentManagementFirmwareElementName

Software Inventory

SoftwareIdentity.ElementName Classification = 10 "Firmware" (Dedicated = 28 "Management Controller")

The Dedicated value refers to the associated ManagedElement

CurrentManagementFirmwareMajorVersion

Software Inventory

SoftwareIdentity.MajorVersion Classification = 10 "Firmware" (Dedicated = 28 "Management Controller")

The Dedicated value refers to the associated ManagedElement

CurrentManagementFirmwareMinorVersion

Software Inventory

SoftwareIdentity.MinorVersion Classification = 10 "Firmware" (Dedicated = 28 "Management Controller")

The Dedicated value refers to the associated ManagedElement

CurrentManagementFirmwareRevisionNumber

Software Inventory

SoftwareIdentity.RevisionNumber Classification = 10 "Firmware" (Dedicated = 28 "Management Controller")

The Dedicated value refers to the associated ManagedElement

CurrentManagementFirmwareVersionString

Software Inventory

SoftwareIdentity.VersionString Classification = 10 "Firmware" (Dedicated = 28 "Management Controller")

The Dedicated value refers to the associated ManagedElement

The following table lists the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) commands and their associated return values, which are used by the DAL to populate the corresponding PCSV properties.

 

Property Name IPMI Mapping

InstanceID

Computed value

CurrentBIOSVersionString

Get System Info Parameters - Parameter 1 (System Firmware Version)

CurrentManagementFirmwareElementName

OOB MAP Firmware (hardcoded)

CurrentManagementFirmwareMajorVersion

Get Device Id - Firmware Revision 1

CurrentManagementFirmwareMinorVersion

Get Device Id - Firmware Revision 2

CurrentManagementFirmwareVersionString

[MajV]-[MinV]-[Get Device Id - Auxilliary Firmware Revision Info]

Dedicated

28 (hardcoded)

EnabledState

Get Chassis Status - Current Power State

FRUInfoSupported

(Read Fru Data.BoardInfo present | Read Fru Data.ProductInfo present)

HealthState

0 (hardcoded)

IdentifyingDescriptions

Manufacturer ID-Product ID (hardcoded)

Manufacturer

Read Fru Data - Board Info - Manufacturer

Model

Read Fru Data - Board Info - ProductName

OperationalStatus

0 (hardcoded)

OtherIdentifyingInfo

[Get Device Id - Manufacturer Id]-[Get Device Id - Product Id]

PartNumber

Read Fru Data - BoardInfo - Part Number

RequestedState

12 (hardcoded)

SerialNumber

Read Fru Data - BoardInfo - Serial Number

StructuredBootString

CIM:Network:1, CIM:Hard-Disk:1, CIM:CD/DVD:1, CIM:USB:1, CIM:Floppy:1 (hardcoded)

Version

Read Fru Data - Product Info - Version

TargetAddress

Computed value

A number of PCSV properties are not implemented in the first version of the DAL, which was released withWindows Server 2012 R2. These properties are listed in the following table.

 

Null Values

Caption

Description

ElementName

LogCurrentNumberOfRecords

LogInstanceID

LogMaxNumberOfRecords

LogOverwritePolicy

LogState

MemoryBlockSize

MemoryConsumableBlocks

MemoryNumberOfBlocks

NumberOfProcessorCores

NumberOfProcessors

NumberOfProcessorThreads

NumericSensorBaseUnits

NumericSensorContext

NumericSensorCurrentReading

NumericSensorCurrentState

NumericSensorElementName

NumericSensorEnabledState

NumericSensorHealthState

NumericSensorLowerThresholdCritical

NumericSensorLowerThresholdFatal

NumericSensorLowerThresholdNonCritical

NumericSensorOtherSensorTypeDescription

NumericSensorPrimaryStatus

NumericSensorRateUnits

NumericSensorSensorType

NumericSensorUnitModifier

NumericSensorUpperThresholdCritical

NumericSensorUpperThresholdFatal

NumericSensorUpperThresholdNonCritical

OSEnabledState

OSType

OSVersion

PersistentBootConfigOrder

PowerAllocationLimit

PowerUtilizationMode

PowerUtilizationModesSupported

ProcessorCurrentClockSpeed

ProcessorFamily

ProcessorMaxClockSpeed

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