System architects and engineers in fields such as storage networking, desktop computing, electrical power distribution, and telecommunications need a common and flexible way of managing heterogeneous devices and services. Web-Based Enterprise Management WBEM and its Component Information Model (CIM) provide the architecture, language, interfaces, and common models for the management of storage, computing, and telecommunications applications.
Now there is a practical guide for those who design or implement WBEM systems or produce CIM models of devices or services. A Practical Approach to WBEM/CIM Management describes in detail WBEM/CIM architecture and explores the standard models developed by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). It describes the interfaces with which your WBEM/CIM code will have to work, and offers examples of applicable models and related code.
This book introduces the components of WBEM architecture, defines models within CIM, and illustrates communication between the WBEM client and server. It also investigates transitioning from SNMP or proprietary systems to WBEM/CIM.
Realizing that the field is undergoing a period of massive growth and change, the author focuses primarily on the areas which have been standardized and which differ little between implementations. He does, however, provide coding examples using the openPegasus implemention, demonstrating concepts common to other C++ and Java-based implementations .
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About the Author
Chris Hobbs has worked in telecommunications since 1973. He moved from the circuit switching of 10-character-per-second paper tape readers to packet and cell switching in X.25, Frame Relay, ATM, and IP networks. In the transmission field he has worked through the evolution of asynchronous, plesiochronous, and synchronous networks to today s switched photonic networks.
Chris programs in C++, C, and Python and is building up his strength to tackle Java.