This document specifies the Removable Storage Manager (RSM) Remote Protocol.
The RSM Remote Protocol is a set of distributed component object model (DCOM) [MS-DCOM] interfaces for applications to manage roboticchangers, media libraries, and tape drives. The RSM Remote Protocol deals with detailed low-level operating system and storage concepts. Although the necessary basic concepts are outlined in this specification, this specification assumes reader familiarity with these technologies.
Sections 1.8, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative and can contain the terms MAY, SHOULD, MUST, MUST NOT, and SHOULD NOT as defined in RFC 2119. Sections 1.5 and 1.9 are also normative but cannot contain those terms. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.