Class reference

Subclass of CIM_PhysicalConnector

The Slot class represents Connectors into which Packages are inserted. For example, a PhysicalPackage that is a DiskDrive may be inserted into an SCA ‘Slot’. As another example, a Card (subclass of PhysicalPackage) may be inserted into a 16-, 32-, or 64-bit expansion ‘Slot’ on a HostingBoard. PCI or PCMCIA Type III Slots are examples of the latter.

Key properties

Local properties

boolean Powered

A boolean indicating whether the Slot is currently powered (TRUE) or not (FALSE).

string PurposeDescription

A free-form string describing that this Slot is physically unique and may hold special types of hardware. This property only has meaning when the corresponding boolean property, SpecialPurpose, is set to TRUE.

boolean SpecialPurpose

Boolean indicating that this Slot is physically unique and may hold special types of hardware, e.g. a graphics processor slot. If set to TRUE, then the property, Special PurposeDescription (a string), should specify the nature of the uniqueness or purpose of the Slot.

real32 HeightAllowed

Maximum height of an adapter Card that can be inserted into the Slot, in inches.

uint16 MaxDataWidth

Maximum bus width of adapter Cards that can be inserted into this Slot, in bits. If the value is ‘unknown’, enter 0. If the value is other than 8, 16, 32, 64 or 128, enter 1.

boolean OpenSwitch

A boolean indicating whether the switch state of the Slot is currently open (TRUE) or closed (FALSE). This switch state determines whether the contents of the Slot can be hot-plugged.

uint16[] ConnectorType

An array of integers defining the type of PhysicalConnector. An array is specified to allow the description of ‘combinations’ of Connector information. For example, one array entry could specify RS-232 (value=25), another DB-25 (value=23) and a third entry define the Connector as “Male” (value=2).

This single property is being deprecated in lieu of using separate properties to describe the various aspects of the connector. The separation allows for a more generic means of describing the connectors. Obsolete connectors were intentionally removed from the new list.

ValueMap Values
0 Unknown
1 Other
2 Male
3 Female
4 Shielded
5 Unshielded
6 SCSI (A) High-Density (50 pins)
7 SCSI (A) Low-Density (50 pins)
8 SCSI (P) High-Density (68 pins)
9 SCSI SCA-I (80 pins)
10 SCSI SCA-II (80 pins)
11 Fibre Channel (DB-9, Copper)
12 Fibre Channel (Optical Fibre)
13 Fibre Channel SCA-II (40 pins)
14 Fibre Channel SCA-II (20 pins)
15 Fibre Channel BNC
16 ATA 3-1/2 Inch (40 pins)
17 ATA 2-1/2 Inch (44 pins)
18 ATA-2
19 ATA-3
20 ATA/66
21 DB-9
22 DB-15
23 DB-25
24 DB-36
25 RS-232C
26 RS-422
27 RS-423
28 RS-485
29 RS-449
30 V.35
31 X.21
32 IEEE-488
33 AUI
34 UPT Category 3
35 UPT Category 4
36 UPT Category 5
37 BNC
38 RJ11
39 RJ45
40 Fiber MIC
41 Apple AUI
42 Apple GeoPort
43 PCI
44 ISA
48 PCMCIA Type I
51 ZV Port
52 CardBus
53 USB
54 IEEE 1394
56 HSSDC (6 pins)
58 DIN
59 Mini-DIN
60 Micro-DIN
61 PS/2
62 Infrared
64 Access.bus
65 NuBus
66 Centronics
67 Mini-Centronics
68 Mini-Centronics Type-14
69 Mini-Centronics Type-20
70 Mini-Centronics Type-26
71 Bus Mouse
72 ADB
73 AGP
74 VME Bus
75 VME64
76 Proprietary
77 Proprietary Processor Card Slot
78 Proprietary Memory Card Slot
79 Proprietary I/O Riser Slot
80 PCI-66MHZ
81 AGP2X
82 AGP4X
83 PC-98
84 PC-98-Hireso
85 PC-H98
86 PC-98Note
87 PC-98Full
89 Circular
90 On Board IDE Connector
91 On Board Floppy Connector
92 9 Pin Dual Inline
93 25 Pin Dual Inline
94 50 Pin Dual Inline
95 68 Pin Dual Inline
96 On Board Sound Connector
97 Mini-jack
98 PCI-X
99 Sbus IEEE 1396-1993 32 bit
100 Sbus IEEE 1396-1993 64 bit
101 MCA
102 GIO
103 XIO
104 HIO
105 NGIO
106 PMC
107 MTRJ
108 VF-45
109 Future I/O
110 SC
111 SG
112 Electrical
113 Optical
114 Ribbon
115 GLM
116 1x9
117 Mini SG
118 LC
119 HSSC
120 VHDCI Shielded (68 pins)
121 InfiniBand
122 AGP8X

string[] VendorCompatibilityStrings

An array of strings that identify the components that are compatible and can be inserted in a slot. This allows vendors to provide clues to the system administrators by providing sufficient information to request the appropriate hardware that can populate the slot. In order to ensure uniqueness within the NameSpace, each value defined by the vendor for use in the VendorCompatibilityStrings property SHOULD be constructed using the following ‘preferred’ algorithm:


Where <OrgID> and <LocalID> are separated by a colon ‘:’, and where <OrgID> MUST include a copyrighted, trademarked or otherwise unique name that is owned by the business entity creating/defining the InstanceID, or is a registered ID that is assigned to the business entity by a recognized global authority (This is similar to the <Schema Name>_<Class Name> structure of Schema class names.) In addition, to ensure uniqueness <OrgID> MUST NOT contain a colon (‘:’). When using this algorithm, the first colon to appear in InstanceID MUST appear between <OrgID> and <LocalID>.

<LocalID> is chosen by the business entity and SHOULD not be re-used to identify different underlying (real-world) elements.

boolean SupportsHotPlug

Boolean indicating whether the Slot supports hot-plug of adapter Cards.

uint16[] VppMixedVoltageSupport

An array of enumerated integers indicating the Vpp voltage supported by this Slot.

ValueMap Values
0 Unknown
1 Other
2 3.3V
3 5V
4 12V

boolean PoweredOn

Boolean that indicates whether the PhysicalElement is powered on (TRUE) or is currently off (FALSE).

uint32 ThermalRating

Maximum thermal dissipation of the Slot in milliwatts.

uint16[] VccMixedVoltageSupport

An array of enumerated integers indicating the Vcc voltage supported by this Slot.

ValueMap Values
0 Unknown
1 Other
2 3.3V
3 5V

real32 LengthAllowed

Maximum length of an adapter Card that can be inserted into the Slot, in inches.

uint16 MaxLinkWidth

Maximum link width of a switching bus type, such as Infiniband and PCI Express. The width is expressed in number of communication lines, or lanes, between port and devices. This property dictates the maximum link width, in lanes, of adapter Cards that can be inserted into this Slot. If the value is ‘unknown’, enter 0.

ValueMap Values
0 Unknown
2 x1
3 x2
4 x4
5 x8
6 x12
7 x16
8 x32
9.. DMTF Reserved

uint16 Number

The Number property indicates the physical slot number, which can be used as an index into a system slot table, whether or not that slot is physically occupied.

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