1 Introduction

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 robotic changers, 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 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.