Solaris WBEM Developer's Guide

Creating a Namespace

The Solaris operating environment installation compiles the standard CIM Managed Object Format (MOF) files into the default namespaces. If you create a new namespace, you must compile the appropriate CIM .mof files into the new namespace before you create objects in that namespace. For example, if you plan to create classes that use the standard CIM elements, compile the CIM Core Schema into the namespace. If you plan to create classes that extend the CIM Application Schema, compile the CIM Application into the namespace.

Example 4–17 Creating a Namespace

This example uses a two-step process to create a namespace within an existing namespace:

  1. When the namespace is created, the CIMNameSpace method constructs a namespace object that contains the parameters to be passed to the CIM Object Manager.

  2. The CIMClient class connects to the CIM Object Manager and passes the namespace object. The CIM Object Manager creates the namespace, using the parameters contained in the namespace object.

    /* Creates a namespace object on the client, which stores parameters 
    passed to it from the command line. args[0] contains the host 
    name (for example, myhost); args[1] contains the 
    parent namespace (for example, the toplevel directory.) */
    CIMNameSpace cns = new CIMNameSpace (args[0], args[1]); 

    UserPrincipal up = new UserPrincipal("root");
    PasswordCredential pc = new PasswordCredential("root_password"); 
    /* Connects to the CIM Object Manager and passes it three parameters:
    the namespace object (cns), which contains the host name (args[0]) and
    parent namespace name (args[1]), a user name string (args[3]), and a
    password string (args[4]). */
    CIMClient cc = new CIMClient (cns, up, pc);
    /* Passes to the CIM Object Manager another namespace object that 
    contains a null string (host name) and args[2], the name of a 
    child namespace (for example, secondlevel). */
    CIMNameSpace cop = new CIMNameSpace("", args[2]);
    /* Creates a new namespace by the name passed in as args[2] under the
    toplevel namespace on myhost./*