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1.  Overview of Solaris Web-Based Enterprise Management

2.  Using the CIM Object Manager

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



The Solaris WBEM Developer's Guide explains Common Information Model (CIM) concepts. In addition, this guide describes how to administer Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) services in the Oracle Solaris operating environment.

In addition, this guide describes the Oracle Solaris Web-Based Enterprise Management Software Developer's Kit (WBEM SDK). The WBEM SDK enables developers to create standards-based applications that manage resources in the Solaris operating environment. Developers can also use this toolkit to write providers, which are programs that communicate with managed resources to access data.

The Solaris WBEM SDK includes the following items:

Who Should Use This Book

This book is for the following types of software developers:

Before You Read This Book

This book requires a solid understanding of the following information:

If you are unfamiliar with these areas, you might find the following references useful:

The following web sites are useful resources when working with WBEM technologies:

How This Book Is Organized

Chapter 1, Overview of Solaris Web-Based Enterprise Management introduces Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM), the Common Information Model (CIM), the application programming interfaces (APIs) in the Solaris WBEM SDK, and CIM Workshop.

Chapter 2, Using the CIM Object Manager describes the CIM Object Manager. This chapter covers how to start and how to stop the CIM Object Manager and how to upgrade the CIM Object Manager Repository.

Chapter 3, Using the Sample Programs describes the sample programs that are provided with the Solaris WBEM SDK.

Chapter 4, Writing a Client Program explains how to use the client APIs to write client programs.

Chapter 5, Writing WBEM Queries explains how to use the WBEM Query Language (WQL) and the Query APIs to write and handle queries.

Chapter 6, Writing a Provider Program explains how to use the provider APIs to write provider programs.

Chapter 7, Creating JavaBeans Components Using the MOF Compiler explains how to use the MOF compiler.

Chapter 8, Administering Security describes WBEM security mechanisms and the features that the CIM Object Manager enforces.

Chapter 9, Troubleshooting describes how to view log data and explains the error messages that are generated by components of the Solaris WBEM SDK.

Appendix A, Solaris Schema describes the MOF files that are included with the Solaris WBEM SDK.

Related Information

You might also want to refer to the following related documentation:

Documentation, Support, and Training

See the following web sites for additional resources:

Oracle Software Resources

Oracle Technology Network offers a range of resources related to Oracle software:

Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P-1 Typographic Conventions

The names of commands, files, and directories, and onscreen computer output
Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.

What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output
machine_name% su


Placeholder: replace with a real name or value
The command to remove a file is rm filename.
Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized
Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default UNIX system prompt and superuser prompt for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. Note that the default system prompt that is displayed in command examples varies, depending on the Oracle Solaris release.

Table P-2 Shell Prompts

Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell
Bash shell, Korn shell, and Bourne shell for superuser
C shell
C shell for superuser