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
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
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.