Resources & Links

The following documents are available for download, describing general usage of the Agent. Some (but not all) of the documents below are contained in the redistributable packages, available from our Download page.

All documents below are in Adobe PDF format.

GMI Overview
A concise overview of the GMI Agent and management principles. This document provides overview information regarding purpose, intent, objectives and goals of the General Management Interface project.
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GMI Frequently Asked Questions
A list of frequently asked questions on the purpose and intent of GMI, and questions to get you started using this technology.
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GMI Security Guide
Important information on how to configure the GMI Agent security interface, which protects the agent from unauthorized access, and permits easy auditing of agent usage. This document is also available as part of the GMI Quickstart Package, available from the “Downloads” screen of this site.
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GMI Agent Data Description Document
A description of the various agent capabilities, in standard GMI DD (Description Document) format. This document describes all the baseline functions of the GMI-Agent program, including a detailed description of agent security features necessary to provide secure management.
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GMI-Cmd.exe Command Reference Manual
The command reference manual for the GMI-CMD.exe program. This document describes basic usage of the GMI-Cmd.exe program, which is a simple but full-featured command line interface to GMI Agent programs, permitting values to be set and fetched, and applications to uploaded and downloaded to remote GMI-Agents on the network. The “GMI-Cmd.exe” program is a standard part of the GMI Quickstart Package, as is this particular package.
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GMI-Cmd.exe Parser Reference Manual
The command reference manual for the GMI-CMD.exe “parse” function, for extracting data from GMI values. This document supplements the “GMI-Cmd.ex Command Reference Manual” (above) with detailed information on how to use the program parse functions. The Parser is a simple built-in function of the GMI program, reminiscent of UNIX “awk” and similar style programs.
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List of Common, Public Domain GMI Apps
A short list of the GMI Application packages that are currently in the public domain. This list is intended as only a short enumeration of current GMI Apps. A more complete list of GMI Apps may be available from GMI Foundation technical partners.
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Agent Application API, For Developers
A description of the C & C++ function calls and methodologies needed to create GMI Agent Apps. The information herein will be of interest to programmers and developers interested in creating their own applications to be uploaded to GMI Agent programs. This document is also found in the “GMI Agent API” package, available from the “Downloads” screen of this site.
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Command Program API, For Developers
A description of the C & C++ function calls and methodologies needed to create GMI command programs, which communicate with GMI Agents. The information herein will be of interest to programmers and developers interested in creating interface and command programs that interface to GMI Agent programs. This document is also found in the “GMI Cmd API” package, available from the “Downloads” screen of this site.
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