Information
The topic you requested is included in another documentation set. For convenience, it's displayed below. Choose Switch to see the topic in its original location.

CIM_Card class

The CIM_Card class represents a type of physical container that can be plugged into another card or hosting board, or is itself a hosting board/motherboard in a chassis. This class includes any package that is capable of carrying signals and providing a mounting point for physical components, such as chips or other physical packages, such as other cards.

Important  The DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force) CIM (Common Information Model) classes are the parent classes upon which WMI classes are built. WMI currently supports only the CIM 2.x version schemas.

The following syntax is simplified from Managed Object Format (MOF) code and includes all inherited properties. Properties are listed in alphabetic order, not MOF order.

Syntax

class CIM_Card : CIM_PhysicalPackage
{
  string   Caption;
  string   CreationClassName;
  real32   Depth;
  string   Description;
  real32   Height;
  boolean  HostingBoard;
  boolean  HotSwappable;
  datetime InstallDate;
  string   Manufacturer;
  string   Model;
  string   Name;
  string   OtherIdentifyingInfo;
  string   PartNumber;
  boolean  PoweredOn;
  boolean  Removable;
  boolean  Replaceable;
  string   RequirementsDescription;
  boolean  RequiresDaughterBoard;
  string   SerialNumber;
  string   SKU;
  string   SlotLayout;
  boolean  SpecialRequirements;
  string   Status;
  string   Tag;
  string   Version;
  real32   Weight;
  real32   Width;
};

Members

The CIM_Card class has these types of members:

Methods

The CIM_Card class has these methods.

MethodDescription
IsCompatible

Verifies whether the referenced physical element may be contained by or inserted into the physical package. Not implemented by WMI.

 

Properties

The CIM_Card class has these properties.

Caption
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Short textual description of the object. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

CreationClassName
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Name of the class or subclass used in the creation of an instance. When used with other key properties of the class, this property allows all instances of the class and its subclasses to be uniquely identified. This property is inherited from CIM_PhysicalElement.

Depth
Data type: real32
Access type: Read-only

Depth of the physical package in inches. This property is inherited from CIM_PhysicalPackage.

Description
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Textual description of the object. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

Height
Data type: real32
Access type: Read-only

Height of the physical package in inches. This property is inherited from CIM_PhysicalPackage.

HostingBoard
Data type: boolean
Access type: Read-only

If TRUE, this card is a motherboard or, more generically, a baseboard in a chassis.

HotSwappable
Data type: boolean
Access type: Read-only

If TRUE, it is possible to replace the element with a physically different, but equivalent one, while the containing package is "on." This property is inherited from CIM_PhysicalPackage.

InstallDate
Data type: datetime
Access type: Read-only

Date and time when the object was installed. This property does not need a value to indicate that the object is installed. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

Manufacturer
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Organization responsible for producing the physical element. For more information, see the Vendor property of the CIM_Product class. This property is inherited from CIM_PhysicalElement.

Model
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Name by which the physical element is generally known. This property is inherited from CIM_PhysicalElement.

Name
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Label by which the object is known. When subclassed, this property can be overridden to be a key property. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

OtherIdentifyingInfo
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Additional data, beyond asset tag information, that can be used to identify a physical element. One example is bar-code data that is associated with an element, which also has an asset tag. Note that if only bar-code data is available, and is unique and able to be used as an element key, this property would be NULL and the bar-code data would be used as the class key in the Tag property. This property is inherited from CIM_PhysicalElement.

PartNumber
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Part number assigned by the organization that produces or manufactures the physical element. This property is inherited from CIM_PhysicalElement.

PoweredOn
Data type: boolean
Access type: Read-only

If TRUE, the physical element is turned on. If FALSE, the element is turned off. This property is inherited from CIM_PhysicalElement.

Removable
Data type: boolean
Access type: Read-only

If TRUE, this element is designed to be taken in and out of the physical container in which it is normally found, without impairing the function of the overall packaging. A package is considered removable even if the power must be "off" to perform the removal. If the power can be "on" and the package removed, then the element is removable and can be hot-swapped. For example, an extra battery in a laptop is removable, as is a disk-drive package inserted using SCA connectors; however, the latter can be hot-swapped. A laptop's display is not removable, nor is a non-redundant power supply. Removing these components impacts the function of the overall packaging or is impossible due to the tight integration of the package. This property is inherited from CIM_PhysicalPackage.

Replaceable
Data type: boolean
Access type: Read-only

If TRUE, it is possible to replace the element with a physically different one. For example, some computer systems allow the main processor chip to be upgraded to one of a higher clock rating. Another example is a power-supply package mounted on sliding rails. All removable packages are inherently replaceable. This property is inherited from CIM_PhysicalPackage.

RequirementsDescription
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Free-form string that describes the ways in which the card is physically unique from other cards. This property only has meaning when the corresponding Boolean property, SpecialRequirements, is set to TRUE.

RequiresDaughterBoard
Data type: boolean
Access type: Read-only

If TRUE, to function properly, at least one daughterboard or auxiliary card is required.

SerialNumber
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Manufacturer-allocated number used to identify the physical element. This property is inherited from CIM_PhysicalElement.

SKU
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Stock-keeping unit number for the physical element. This property is inherited from CIM_PhysicalElement.

SlotLayout
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Free-form string that describes the slot positioning, typical usage, restrictions, individual slot spacings, or other pertinent information for the slots on a card.

SpecialRequirements
Data type: boolean
Access type: Read-only

If TRUE, the card is physically unique from other cards of the same type and, therefore, requires a special slot. For example, a double-wide card requires two slots. Another example is when a certain card can be used for the same general function as other cards, but requires a special slot (extra long, for example); whereas, other cards can be placed in any available slot. If TRUE, the corresponding RequirementsDescription property should specify the nature of the uniqueness or purpose of the card.

Status
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Indicates the current status of the object. This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

Values include the following:

"OK"
"Error"
"Degraded"
"Unknown"
"Pred Fail"
"Starting"
"Stopping"
"Service"
"Stressed"
"NonRecover"
"No Contact"
"Lost Comm"
Tag
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Uniquely identifies the physical element and serves as the element's key. This property can contain information such as asset tag or serial number data. The key for the CIM_PhysicalElement class is placed very high in the object hierarchy to independently identify the hardware or entity, regardless of physical placement in (or on) cabinets, adapters, and so on. For example, a removable component that can be hot swapped can be taken from its containing (scoping) package and be temporarily unused. The object still continues to exist and can even be inserted into a different scoping container. The key for a physical element is an arbitrary string that is defined independently of placement or location-oriented hierarchy. This property is inherited from CIM_PhysicalElement.

Version
Data type: string
Access type: Read-only

Version of the physical element. This property is inherited from CIM_PhysicalElement.

Weight
Data type: real32
Access type: Read-only

Weight of the physical package in pounds. This property is inherited from CIM_PhysicalPackage.

Width
Data type: real32
Access type: Read-only

Width of the physical package in inches. This property is inherited from CIM_PhysicalPackage.

Remarks

The CIM_Card class is derived from CIM_PhysicalPackage.

WMI does not implement this class. For more information about classes derived from CIM_Card, see Win32 Classes.

This documentation is derived from the CIM class descriptions published by the DMTF. Microsoft may have made changes to correct minor errors, conform to Microsoft SDK documentation standards, or provide more information.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows Vista

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003

Namespace

\root\CIMV2

MOF

CIMWin32.mof

DLL

CIMWin32.dll

 

 

Show:
© 2014 Microsoft