Solaris WBEM Services Administrator's Guide

Object-Oriented Modeling

CIM uses the principles of Object-Oriented Modeling, a way to represent an object, entity, concept, or function that has a physical or logical existence. The goal of Object-Oriented Modeling is to set a representation of a physical entity into a framework, or model, to express the qualities and functions of the entity and its relationships with other entities. In the context of CIM, Object-Oriented Modeling is used to model hardware and software elements.