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Solaris WBEM Developer's Guide
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1.  Overview of Solaris Web-Based Enterprise Management

2.  Using the CIM Object Manager

3.  Using the Sample Programs

4.  Writing a Client Program

Client API Overview

Sequence of a Client Application

Opening and Closing a Client Connection

About Name Spaces

Opening a Client Connection

Closing a Client Connection

Performing Basic Client Operations

Creating an Instance

Deleting an Instance

Getting and Setting Instances

Getting and Setting Properties

Enumerating Objects

Enumerating Objects

Creating Associations

About the Association Methods

Passing a Class to the Association Methods

Passing Instances to the Association Methods

Using Optional Arguments With the Association Methods

Calling Methods

Retrieving Class Definitions

Handling Exceptions

Creating a Name Space

Deleting a Name Space

Creating a Base Class

Deleting a Class

Setting Access Control

Solaris_UserAcl Class

To Set Access Control for a User

Solaris_NamespaceAcl Class

To Set Access Control for a Name Space

Working With Qualifiers and Qualifier Types

Getting and Setting CIM Qualifiers

Batching Client Requests

Handling CIM Events

About Indications

About Subscriptions

To Create a Subscription

Adding a CIM Listener

Creating an Event Filter

To Create an Event Filter

Creating an Event Handler

Binding an Event Filter to an Event Handler

Reading and Writing Log Messages

About Log Files

5.  Writing WBEM Queries

6.  Writing a Provider Program

7.  Creating JavaBeans Components Using the MOF Compiler

8.  Administering Security

9.  Troubleshooting

A.  Solaris Platform Schema


Working With Qualifiers and Qualifier Types

A CIM qualifier is an element that characterizes one of the following: CIM class, instance, property, method, or parameter. Qualifiers have the following attributes:

In MOF syntax, each CIM qualifier must have a CIM qualifier type defined. Qualifiers do not have a scope attribute, which indicates the CIM elements that can use the qualifier. You can only define scope in the qualifier type declaration. You cannot change scope in a qualifier.

The following sample code shows the MOF syntax for a CIM qualifier type declaration. This statement defines a Boolean qualifier type which is named key, whose default value is false. This qualifier can describe only a property and a reference to an object. The DisableOverride flavor means that key qualifiers cannot change their value.

Qualifier Key : boolean = false, Scope(property, reference), 

The following sample code shows the MOF syntax for a CIM qualifier. In this sample MOF file, key and description are qualifiers for the property a. The property data type is an integer with the property name a.

[key, Description("test")]
int a;

Getting and Setting CIM Qualifiers

A qualifier flavor is a flag that governs the use of a qualifier. Flavors describe rules that specify whether a qualifier can be propagated to derived classes and instances. Rules also determine whether a derived class or instance can override the qualifier's original value.

Example 4-19 Setting CIM Qualifiers

This example sets a list of CIM qualifiers for a new class to the qualifiers in its superclass.


 try {
     cimSuperClass = cimClient.getClass(new CIMObjectPath(scName));
     Vector v = new Vector();
     for (Enumeration e = cimSuperClass.getQualifiers().elements();
                          e.hasMoreElements();) { 
         CIMQualifier qual = (CIMQualifier)
 } catch (CIMException exc) {