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HP ProLiant Server Management Packs for Microsoft® System Center Operations Manager 2007 User Guide

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  HP ProLiant Server Management Packs for Microsoft® System Center Operations Manager 2007 User Guide > Chapter 2 Overview   

WMI management and planning

HP Insight Management WBEM Providers enables WMI-based server management to ProLiant servers. The providers offer server management instrumentation through WMI protocol while HP Insight Management Agents provide it through SNMP protocol. HP continues to improve the providers to match the same and more capability than the agents. For more information, see the HP Insight Management WBEM Provider (2.1 or higher) User Guide.

HP ProLiant Server WMI Management Pack is designed to bring WMI management capability easily and seamlessly. The user imports the WMI management pack and installs the providers, and then WMI management starts automatically without any customization. HP does not recommend installing both the providers and the agents on a server because it causes instrumentation redundancy and the use of system resource. If the user selects to install both the providers and the agents, HP ProLiant Server management pack selects the agents as default. For more information, see Overriding HP ProLiant server management setting for WMI preference.

The following are key features of the HP ProLiant Server WMI Management Pack:

  • The View in Operation Manager Console is shared with base management pack. No new view is added.

  • Class data structure is based on the original server management pack, and operation and process is the same with released management pack.

  • WMI management can be force-enabled by using the override setting if a server has both the HP Insight Management WBEM Providers and the HP Insight Management Agents installed but want to use WMI management.

  • HP ProLiant Server WMI Management Pack is part of the current HP ProLiant Server Management Pack. The installer is updated to add import selection menu to enable WMI Management.