The new Solaris Providers enable developers to create software that gets and sets information about managed devices in a Common Information Model (CIM) environment. A Solaris Provider provides the CIM Object Manager with instances of managed resources in the Solaris operating environment.
Five new Solaris Providers are available in the Solaris 9 software:
WBEM Performance Monitor for Solaris devices and systems – Provides a variety of statistical information about a system on which the Solaris operating environment is running.
WBEM Product Registry – Provides the ability to add, delete, or modify new or existing products that are installed on a system.
WBEM SNMP Provider – Enables WBEM services to deliver information by means of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), a protocol of the Internet reference model that is used for network management.
WBEM EEPROM Provider – Enables the display and modification of configuration information in the EEPROM.
Provider for WBEM System Availability – Provides reboot information about a system. This information enables applications to compute the percentage of time that a system has been up and running. This provider also supplies reasons why a system failed:
System panic occurred
System halted by a user
System shut down by a user
For further information about WBEM, see the new Solaris WBEM Developer’s Guide, which has replaced the Solaris WBEM Services Administration Guide and the Solaris WBEM SDK Developer's Guide.