Very interesting recent bits of news.
First the Cover Pages writeup of the submission of WS-Management
to DMTF (by eleven vendors) for standardization:
"Today [September 15, 2005] at Enterprise Management World, Microsoft Corp.
announced that it, along with Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), BMC
Software Inc., Computer Associates, Dell Inc., Fujitsu-Siemens Computers,
Intel Corporation, NEC Corp., Novell Inc., Sun Microsystems Inc., Symantec
Corp. and WBEM Solutions Inc., has submitted the Web Services for Management
(WS-Management) specification to the Distributed Management Task Force Inc.
(DMTF) for further refinement and finalization as a Web services-based
management standard. WS-Management provides a common manageability protocol
that allows interoperability across heterogeneous hardware and operating
system environments. The announcement was also made by Bob Muglia, senior
vice president of the Windows Server Division, in his keynote address at the
Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2005 (PDC05) in Los Angeles."
Then, the corresponding press release by DMTF about how their
harmonizing management via Web Services:
"Bethesda, Md. - September 12, 2005 - At Enterprise Management World (EMW),
the Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF®), the industry
organization leading the development of management standards and integration
technology for enterprise and Internet environments, today announced plans
to provide the necessary specifications to expose its widely used Common
Information Model (CIM) and Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) standards
via the leading Web services management technologies. The Web Services for
Management specification (WS-Management), which has been formally submitted
to the DMTF, and the Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM)
specification from the Organization for the Advancement of Structured
Information Standards (OASIS) will be mapped to CIM and other DMTF
technologies, resulting in simplified management and lower costs for
technology end users."
And the very recent submission by to OASIS of WS-CIM (CIM mapping to WSDM):
Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221 Grand Marais, MI 49839
email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com