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Inside Windows Storage: Server Storage Technologies for Windows® 2000, Windows® Server 2003, and Beyond by Dilip C. Naik

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7.1. The Common Information Model and WBEM

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a stable technology for management that has its advantages and disadvantages. SNMP has provided a reliable means for monitoring and raising events, but it has not been good at is modeling relationships and providing a proactive means of storage management.

In recognition of the need for a new systems management paradigm, Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) was started as an industry initiative in 1996 and became an industry standard body initiative under the auspices of the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF, formerly the Desktop Management Task Force). WBEM defines a model called the Common Information Model (CIM) that can also integrate existing ...

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