Common Information Model


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Common Information Model

(standard)
(CIM) An open systems management standard driven by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF).
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Conversion of various power system data models into the Common Information Model, MSc thesis, Faculty of technical sciences, University of Novi Sad
2007), Extension of the Common Information Model with a Catalog of Topologies, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol 22, Issue 2, 2007
Moreover, respondents acknowledged that adopting a common information model is mandatory to reduce the cycle time to implement key initiatives and deliver new products to market while also reducing risk and maintenance costs, a combination that ultimately positions the business to enhance customer service and satisfaction.
DMTF management technologies include the Common Diagnostic Model (CDM) initiative, the Systems Management Architecture for Server Hardware (SMASH) initiative, Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) -- including protocols such as CIM-XML and Web Services for Management (WS-Management) -- which are all based on the Common Information Model (CIM).
SM Managed Element Addressing Specification - provides a user-friendly way to tap into the power of the DMTF's widely implemented Common Information Model (CIM) standard.
Influence standards bodies to define standard protocol interfaces to the common information model.
DMTF[R]), the industry organization leading the development, adoption and promotion of interoperable management initiatives and standards, today announced the release of the WS-CIM specification, which provides a simple way for users to capitalize on the vast management information available via the DMTF's widely implemented Common Information Model (CIM), while taking advantage of today's Web services standards.
With standard interfaces like the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Common Information Model (CIM), devices from multiple vendors can be managed from a single application.
SMBIOS is designed to allow developers of management instrumentation to provide generic routines for translating from SMBIOS to the format used by their chosen management technology, whether it is the DMTF's Common Information Model (CIM) or another method.
These latest releases, along with the organization's other critical standards - including the Common Information Model (CIM) and Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) - streamline integration and reduce costs by enabling multi-vendor interoperability in management systems for the data center and beyond.
As an Association Sponsor of the event, the DMTF will exhibit and present details of its Common Information Model (CIM) and Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) standards, as well as the Systems Management Architecture for Server Hardware (SMASH) initiative, for the benefit of the storage development community.
As an Association Sponsor of GridWorld, which focuses on the commercial benefits of grid computing, the DMTF will educate attendees - via demonstrations, speaking sessions and its exhibit in the "Grid Ecosystem Pavilion" - on how the Common Information Model (CIM) can form the backbone of an end-to-end management strategy in today's distributed grid infrastructures.

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