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20.2. WBEM and WMI Components

I have been referring to WBEM as a set of standards and an approach to systems management. To fully satisfy the management needs of the distributed enterprise environment, we need more than just a network protocol specification, so the DMTF folks have defined several components that are the building blocks for WBEM and WMI.

20.2.1. The Common Information Model

The ultimate goal of any standardization effort is to provide a uniform way of accessing all objects on the network. "Objects" typically means components in a software system, but WBEM goes even further by including hardware devices in that category. After all, there is no point in configuring a service running on one machine differently than you'd configure ...

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