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Oracle Solaris WBEM Developer's Guide     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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1.  Overview of Solaris Web-Based Enterprise Management

2.  Using the CIM Object Manager

About the CIM Object Manager

init.wbem Command

Solaris Management Console Server

System Booting

Stopping and Restarting the CIM Object Manager

How to Stop the CIM Object Manager

How to Restart the CIM Object Manager

Upgrading the CIM Object Manager Repository

How to Recompile Your MOF Files

How to Merge WBEM Data

Exception Messages

3.  Using the Sample Programs

4.  Writing a Client Program

5.  Writing WBEM Queries

6.  Writing a Provider Program

7.  Creating JavaBeans Components Using the MOF Compiler

8.  Administering Security

9.  Troubleshooting

A.  Solaris Schema


About the CIM Object Manager

The CIM Object Manager (CIMOM) manages CIM objects on a WBEM-enabled system. A CIM object is a representation, or model, of a managed resource, such as a printer, disk drive, or CPU. CIM objects are stored internally as Java programming language classes.

When a WBEM client application accesses information about an object, the CIMOM contacts either the provider for that object or the CIM Object Manager Repository. Providers are classes that communicate with managed objects to access data. A WBEM client application might request data from a managed resource that is not available from the CIM Object Manager Repository. In this case, the CIM Object Manager forwards the request to the provider for that managed resource. The provider dynamically retrieves the information.

At startup, the CIM Object Manager performs the following functions:

The CIM Object Manager:

A WBEM client application contacts the CIMOM to establish a connection when the client needs to perform WBEM operations. Examples of such operations include creating a CIM class or updating a CIM instance. When a WBEM client application connects to the CIMOM, the client application gets a reference to the CIMOM. The client application uses that reference to request services and operations.