HP Client Management Interface
Regardless of the system management tools your IT department uses, managing both your hardware and software assets is important to keeping your IT costs low and your business agile.
With the HP Client Management Interface (HP CMI), new HP business computers seamlessly integrate into your managed IT environment giving you flexibility in choosing how you manage your HP computers.
HP CMI provides an interface that simplifies the integration of HP business computers with popular industry system management tools (including Microsoft® Systems Management Server, IBM Tivoli Software, and HP OpenView) and custom in-house developed management applications.HP Client Management Interface used in conjunction with system management software can:
HP Client Management Interface is based on industry standards that include Web Based Enterprise Management (WBEM), System Management BIOS (SMBIOS), Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI), and Microsoft Windows® Management Interface (MS WMI). To learn more about WMI visiting the Microsoft web site.
Microsoft provides a visual tool for exploring WMI called CIM Studio. It is available in a package download from Microsoft called "WMI Tools".
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