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1.1 Glossary

The following terms are defined in [MS-GLOS]:

globally unique identifier (GUID)
Internet host name
universally unique identifier (UUID)
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

The following terms are specific to this document:

Action URI: Identifies which operation needs to be carried out against a resource.

client: A client application that uses the WS-Management Protocol (see [DMTF-DSP0226]) to access the management service on a local or remote computer.

CIM class: A CIM object that represents a CIM class definition as a CIM object. It is the template representing a manageable entity with a set of properties and methods.

CIM instance: An instantiation of a CIM class representing a manageable entity.

CIM method: An operation describing the behavior of a CIM class or a CIM instance. It is generally an action that can be performed against the manageable entity made up of a CIM class.

CIM namespace: A logical grouping of a set of CIM classes designed for the same purpose or sharing a common management objective within the database used to store all CIM class definitions.

CIM object: Refers to a CIM class or a CIM instance.

collector: In the context of events, the consumer of the event.

Common Information Model (CIM): The DMTF model that describes how to represent real-world computer and network objects. CIM uses an object-oriented paradigm, where managed objects are modeled using the concepts of classes and instances. For more information, see [DMTF-DSP0004].

Custom Remote Shell: Refers to any shell besides the default Text-based Command Shell configured, manipulated, and invoked by the client.

Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF): The industry organization developing management standards and integration technology for Enterprise and Internet environments.

endpoint: A resource that can be addressed by an endpoint reference.

endpoint reference (EPR): A combination of [WSAddressing] and WS-Management addressing elements that together describe an address for a resource in the message SOAP header.

higher layer protocol (HLP): The protocol that invoked the WSMV server.

manageable entity: A CIM instance representing a manageable component of an operating system.

Managed Object Format (MOF): A language that is based on the Interface Definition Language (IDL) and that describes management information. The MOF syntax is a method for describing object definitions in textual form. The MOF compiler processes a MOF file and adds the required object definitions to the CIM repository.

plugin: A software entity that implements one or more WSDL operations.

property: A name/value pair that describes a unit of data for a class. Property values must have a valid Managed Object Format (MOF) data type.

publisher: In the context of events, the source of event generation.

publisher-initiated event subscription: An alternative approach to collector-initiated subscription, where the publisher initiates the subscription process instead of the collector.

qualifier: A metadata item, as specified in [DMTF-DSP0004] section 4.5.4, consisting of a simple name, a type, a value, and a "flavor" (that is, a propagation rule for the qualifier).

resource: An endpoint that represents a distinct type of management operation or value. A service exposes one or more resources, and some resources can have more than one instance. For example, the Win32_LogicalDisk class represents a resource; Win32_LogicalDisk="C:\" is a specific instance of that resource.

resource URI: The Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) used to identify a specific type of resource, such as disks or processes, on a system.

selector: A name/value pair that represents a particular instance of a resource; essentially a filter or "key" that identifies the desired instance of the resource.

service: An application that provides management services to clients through the WS-Management Protocol and other Web services.

SOAP: Simple Object Access Protocol. An XML–based protocol used by Web services. For more information, see [SOAP1.2-1/2003].

Uniform Resource Identifier (URI): A string that identifies a resource. The URI is the Web service addressing mechanism defined in Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Uniform Resource Identifier (URI): Generic Syntax [RFC3986].

WMI provider: An add-on to (WMI) that maps topic-specific information into the CIM for uniform representation in (WMI).

MAY, SHOULD, MUST, SHOULD NOT, MUST NOT: These terms (in all caps) are used as described in [RFC2119]. All statements of optional behavior use either MAY, SHOULD, or SHOULD NOT.

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