The name of each qualifier appears with its data type and an indicator of whether the qualifier can be applied to a class, instance, property, or method. For qualifiers such as Association (discussed under Meta Qualifiers), there is an implied usage rule that the meta qualifier must also be present. For example, the implicit usage rule for the Aggregation qualifiers is that the Association qualifier must also be present.
|Meta||Refines the definition of meta-constructs by clarifying the actual usage of a class or property declaration.|
|Optional||Addresses situations not common to all CIM-compliant implementations.|
|Qualifier Flavors||Provides more information about a qualifier, such as whether a derived class or instance can override the qualifier's original value.|
|Standard||Supports the descriptions that all CIM-compliant implementations must handle.|
|WMI-specific||Describes qualifiers specific to WMI, such as performance counter class qualifiers.|