Determining CCM Computer Types

There are two primary types of computers in CCM: Consistent Mode computers and Cooperative Mode computers. Consistent Mode computers are those that, using CCM, you partition, format, and build. Cooperative Mode computers are operational PCs that you incorporate into the CCM environment as they are with their current partitioning, formatting, operating system, and applications.

In addition you can identify both Consistent or Cooperative Mode computers as a mobile computer; that is a computer that is sometimes disconnected from the network and communicates with CCM over a modem/ISDN. The computer type determines what information you need and what tasks you must perform to prepare the computer for integration in the CCM environment.