ISO/IEC 24775:2011(E) defines an interface for the secure, extensible,
and interoperable management of a distributed and heterogeneous storage system.
This interface uses an object-oriented, XML-based, messagingbased
protocol designed to support the specific requirements of managing devices and
subsystems in this storage environment. Using this protocol, this International
Standard describes the information available to a WBEM Client from an SMI-S
compliant CIM WBEM Server. This second edition cancels and replaces the first
edition published in 2007 and constitutes a technical. This edition includes
the following significant changeswith respect to the previous edition:
- Expanded scope: The range of SAN components modeled by the profiles defined
in this specification has been greatly expanded. Many of the profiles that were
identified as either future work or experimental content at the time of the
initial publication havematured to full profiles. In addition, new areas have been modeled
and included (e.g., SCSI Target Ports).
- Improved organization: The specification has been reorganized to provide more
information more easily. The experimental content has been incorporated into
the body of the document, rather than being segregated in an annex, to ease
planning for adoption of emerging techniques.
- Additional documentation of best practices and deployment concerns: The
specification now includes a more formal representation of common deployment
and usage practices, a morecomplete
treatment of backward compatibility issues and a more detailed discussion of
the capabilities of the API, grouping them into a five-level architecture,
spanning from physical devices to application-level manipulation, and
addressing error conditions, configuration, accounting performance and security
issues at each level.