Solaris WBEM Developer's Guide

About the Common Information Model

The Common Information Model (CIM), developed by the DMTF, is an industry standard used to manage systems and networks. This standard provides a common conceptual framework that classifies and defines the parts of a networked environment, and depicts how these various parts interact. The CIM captures notions that are applicable to all areas of management, independent of technology implementation.

CIM consists of the following components: