Extending Inventory on Linux and UNIX computers using Open Management Infrastructure (OMI)

The Configuration Manager client for Linux and UNIX consists of two services, ccmexec which is the equivalent of the Windows client executable with the same name, and omiserver which is the OMI service that provides CIM server functionality that is similar to Windows Management Infrastructure (WMI) that is available on Windows-based computers. The ccmexec service communicates with the Configuration Manager server roles, receives directives from Configuration Manger and responds with appropriate status and information.

To collect inventory the ccmexec service interacts with the omiserver service which is OMI running on Linux and UNIX.

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