Other Manageability Frameworks

Other manageability techniques vary in difficulty and are often used only in specialized scenarios. For example, full-blown server products likely want rich instrumentation that can be used to analyze a running system but also to send commands to it. The Windows platform has built-in facilities for this in the form of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and, more recently, Windows PowerShell.

Writing providers for those technologies is a specialized task for which we refer to online documentation and books devoted to the subject. Suffice to say, a managed code story for them exists, so as a C# developer you shouldn’t feel left out. Whether you need to spend time and money learning about them depends quite a ...

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