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What is "Memory Type"?

duncan1983
Occasional Visitor

What is "Memory Type"?

I've installed HP SIM 6.2 and have it setup and monitoring a HP EXSi 4.1 host.

Under System->Properties->Configuration->Physical Memory it shows a chart with the following information:

Memory Board, Redundancy Set, Memory Module Location, Size, Module Type, Memory Type, Speed, Removable?

The memory type column lists "24". I've looked in the HP SIM user guide but it does not explain that field. Is there any documentation or a chart that describes what "Memory Type" is?
6 REPLIES
LakshmiBN
Advisor

Re: What is "Memory Type"?

"Type of memory module installed. The value other(1) will be given if the type is not known. The value board(2) will be given if the memory module is permanently mounted (not modular) on a system board or memory expansion board."
duncan1983
Occasional Visitor

Re: What is "Memory Type"?

Thanks for replying.

From your post, if it doesn't know the RAM type it shows other (1).

Since it's not showing 1 then it knows my RAM type (24). Where did you find that excerpt? Does it show what type 24 might be?

Thanks
duncan1983
Occasional Visitor

Re: What is "Memory Type"?

I found where it looks like that came from. Although it does not list anything close to type 24. Does anyone have any other ideas on this one?

cpqSiMemModuleType OBJECT-TYPE
SYNTAX INTEGER {
other(1),
board(2),
cpqSingleWidthModule(3),
cpqDoubleWidthModule(4),
simm(5),
pcmcia(6),
compaq-specific(7),
dimm(8),
smallOutlineDimm(9),
rimm(10),
srimm(11)
}
ACCESS read-only
STATUS mandatory
DESCRIPTION
"Type of memory module installed. The value other(1) will be
given if the type is not known. The value board(2) will be
given if the memory module is permanently mounted (not modular)
on a system board or memory expansion board."
::= { cpqSiMemModuleEntry 4 }

Source: http://www.mibsearch.com/vendors/Compaq/mibview/CPQSINFO-MIB
David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: What is "Memory Type"?

ESXi is instrumented with WBEM, not SNMP, so the MIB reference doesn't apply.
duncan1983
Occasional Visitor

Re: What is "Memory Type"?

Do you know where I can find a listing for the WBEM memory types?
Connect-NJD
Occasional Visitor

Re: What is "Memory Type"?

Greetings from the future!

In case anyone's still asking this question, Microsoft put together a guide that covers the Win32_PhysicalMemory class, and it's in good company with a ton of documentation about other object classes.

 

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394347(v=vs.85).aspx

 

Thanks!