Subclass of CIM_ATAProtocolEndpoint
An ATAProtocolEndpoint represents the protocol (command) aspects of a logical ATA port, independent of the connection/transport. ATAProtocolEndpoint is either directly or indirectly associated to one or more instances of LogicalPort depending on the underlying transport.
InstanceID is an optional property that may be used to opaquely and uniquely identify an instance of this class within the scope of the instantiating Namespace. Various subclasses of this class may override this property to make it required, or a key. Such subclasses may also modify the preferred algorithms for ensuring uniqueness that are defined below.
To ensure uniqueness within the NameSpace, the value of InstanceID 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 that is creating or defining the InstanceID or that is a registered ID assigned to the business entity by a recognized global authority. (This requirement 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 reused to identify different underlying (real-world) elements. If not null and the above “preferred” algorithm is not used, the defining entity must assure that the resulting InstanceID is not reused across any InstanceIDs produced by this or other providers for the NameSpace of this instance.
If not set to null for DMTF-defined instances, the “preferred” algorithm must be used with the <OrgID> set to CIM.
The Name of the scoping System.
This property indicates which role this ProtocolEndpoint implements.
ValueMap Values 0 Unknown 2 Initiator 3 Target 4 Both Initiator and Target
A user-friendly name for the object. This property allows each instance to define a user-friendly name in addition to its key properties, identity data, and description information.
Note that the Name property of ManagedSystemElement is also defined as a user-friendly name. But, it is often subclassed to be a Key. It is not reasonable that the same property can convey both identity and a user-friendly name, without inconsistencies. Where Name exists and is not a Key (such as for instances of LogicalDevice), the same information can be present in both the Name and ElementName properties. Note that if there is an associated instance of CIM_EnabledLogicalElementCapabilities, restrictions on this properties may exist as defined in ElementNameMask and MaxElementNameLen properties defined in that class.
The Description property provides a textual description of the object.
The ATA identifier for the target or initiator device, in the format appropriate for the ConnectionType. If a ConnectionType specific subclass is defined, the subclass may override Name to define the format. For other ConnectionTypes, the format (and content) should match that of PermanentAddress of the corresponding port if the port is is subclassed from NetworkPort.
The supported connection type for this endpoint. The connection type may be needed before the port(s) are associated and also is used in some ATA commands.
ValueMap Values 1 Other 2 ATA 3 SATA
The Caption property is a short textual description (one- line string) of the object.
CreationClassName indicates the name of the class or the subclass used in the creation of an instance. When used with the other key properties of this class, this property allows all instances of this class and its subclasses to be uniquely identified.
The CreationClassName of the scoping System.