The MI functionality for the SEA includes the following:
A management application communicates with the DMI through the MI. A management application requests information about components in the system by issuing the DMI Get, Set, and List commands. It also registers with the SP for event notifications and proper filtering capabilities.
When an event is generated, the DMI SP looks into its subscription and filtering table. DMI SP forwards the event in case it passes through the filtering process. The event is then forwarded to all management applications that have subscribed with the SP to receive such events.