Common Information Model
Common Information Model (CIM) is an object-oriented information model that extends the existing standards for describing management information in a network/enterprise environment.
CIM messages are independent of platform and implementation because they are encoded in N Extensible Markup Language (XML). CIM consists of a specification and a schema. The specification defines the syntax and rules for describing management data and integrating with other management models. The schema provides the actual model descriptions for systems, applications, networks, and devices.
For more information about CIM, refer to the specification available through the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) website at the following URL: http://www.dmtf.org/
The CIM Functionality and SMI-S is now supported with Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager (DCNM). Please refer to “Cisco Prime DCNM Installation Guide” and “SMI-S and Web Services Programming Guide, Cisco DCNM for SAN.