Solaris WBEM Services Administrator's Guide


The Solaris WBEM Services Administrator's Guide explains Common Information Model (CIM) concepts and describes how to administer Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) services in the SolarisTM operating environment.

Solaris WBEM Services software makes it easier for software developers to create management applications that run on Solaris and makes the Solaris operating environment easier to manage.

Who Should Use This Book

This book is written for system administrators who manage WBEM-enabled networks and workstations, by running existing WBEM applications or writing new ones.

Before You Read This Book

This book requires knowledge of the following:

If you are unfamiliar with these areas, you might find the following references useful:

The following Web sites are useful resources when working with WBEM technologies.

How This Book Is Organized

Chapter 1, Overview provides an overview of Solaris WBEM Services and Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM).

Chapter 2, CIM Object Manager describes the CIM Object Manager and explains how to start and stop it.

Chapter 3, Administering Security describes security features and how to set access rights on namespaces and users.

Chapter 4, MOF Compiler describes the command syntax for the mofcomp command and how to compile a .mof file.

Chapter 5, System Logging describes the logging features.

Chapter 6, CIM Exception Messages describes error messages generated by components of the Solaris WBEM Services product.

Appendix A, Common Information Model (CIM) Terms and Concepts provides information about general Common Information Model (CIM) concepts.

Appendix B, The Solaris Schema describes the Solaris Schema files, Managed Object Format (MOF) files that describe managed objects in the Solaris operating environment.

Appendix C, Solaris 8 1/01 Updates describes new and changed information in this release of the Solaris WBEM Services Administrator's Guide.

Glossary is a list of words and phrases found in this book and their definitions.

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Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic changes used in this book.

Table P-1 Typographic Conventions

Typeface or Symbol 




 The names of commands, files, and directories; on-screen computer output

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.


 What you type, contrasted with on-screen computer output

machine_name% su



 Command-line placeholder: replace with a real name or value

To delete a file, type rm filename.


Book titles, new words, or terms, or words to be emphasized. 

Read Chapter 6 in User's Guide.

These are called class options.

You must be root to do this.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.

Table P-2 Shell Prompts



 C shell promptmachine_name%
 C shell superuser promptmachine_name#
 Bourne shell and Korn shell prompt$
 Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser prompt#