You can include providers in a single Java class file or store each provider in a separate class. The provider name identifies the Java class that serves as the provider for the class. Currently, the CIMOM supports only providers that are written in the Java language.
The class name must be a valid CIM class. The name must contain a prefix of characters, followed by an underscore, followed by more characters.
For example, green_apples and red_apples are valid CIM class names, whereas apples, apples_, and _apples are not.
The provider name that is specified in the MOF file must match the name of the provider class file.
For example, SimpleCIMInstanceProvider is the provider and Ex_SimpleCIMInstanceProvider is the class.
You must prepend “java:” to every provider qualifier to notify the CIMOM that the provider is written in the Java language.
Follow standard Java class and package naming conventions to create your provider names. The prefix of a package name is written in lowercase ASCII letters and must be one of the top-level domain names (com, edu, gov, mil, net, org), or one of the English two-letter country codes specified in ISO Standards 3166, 1981.
Subsequent components of the package name can vary according to your organization's internal naming conventions. Such conventions might specify that certain directory name components are division, department, project, machine, or login names. For example, the provider name java:com.sun.wbem.cimom indicates the following information:
java: – Language used to write the provider
com – Top-level domain name
sun – Company name
wbem – Product name
cimom – Type of class files that implement the CIMOM