svn commit: lorikeet r249 - in trunk/white-papers/dcom: .

Tim Potter tpot at
Mon Apr 11 01:40:30 GMT 2005

On Mon, 2005-04-11 at 01:34 +0000, jelmer at wrote:

> +WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) is Microsofts implementation of 
> +the Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) standard from the 
> +Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). 

My understanding is that WBEM is a XML over HTTP transport for CIM
whereas WMI is a DCOM transport.  Microsoft have a slightly different
version of CIM than the DMTF defines though but it's basically the same

> +WMI is built on top of DCOM; it looks like implementing WMI will be 
> +possible by implementing a thin layer of DCOM classes with 
> +OpenPegasus OpenPegasus\cite{OpenPegasus}, an open source implementation 
> +of WBEM, on top.

I'm not convinced that there can be much of OpenPegasus that can be used
except for the WMI Mapper although I could be wrong.

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