Each CIMClient method throws a CIMException, or error condition. The CIMOM creates a hierarchy of WBEM-specific exceptions by using Java exception handling. The CIMException class is the base class for CIM exceptions. All other CIM exception classes extend from the CIMException class.
Each class of CIM exceptions defines a particular type of error condition that the API code handles. CIMException has methods to retrieve error codes and parameters that relate to the exception. Refer to file:/usr/sadm/lib/wbem/doc/index.html for more information on the CIMException class.