NOTE CALL-IN CHANGE
The next WIMS/CIM concall is at 11 AM EDT Monday, 14 July.
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The agenda is much like last weeks. But Item 4 should be considered in the
light of the information from Nancy and Rick that boils down to that fact
that a CIM provider deriving its device information by SNMP access to the
printer, even when used in conjunction with existing Windows facilities,
A. allow printers to be managed along with other network devices by
some extant general Web Services management capability
B. Provide anything but a low-level command line user management
application, roughly equivalent to a simple SNMP browser.
We need to come up with some conceptual diagrams:
SNMP CIM WS-MAN (?)
Printer <-------->CIM provider proxy <--------->COMOM<------------> WIN-RM
higher level management application)
1. Review of 7 July minutes:
2. Counter MIB CIM conversions. Ira posed several questions for which no
answers are listed
a. Mapping String length
b. Config Change Element
3. Update on Dell Prototyping Activity
4. MIB-CIM Provider Effort
a. Ideas on development sponsor...Company that would benefit sufficiently
to sponsor development
b. Member Companies willing to contribute funds, manpower for Open
c. What do we really want as a result of development?
1. second implementation of Printer Schema to get out of
experimental status (Yes)
2. Freely available, product level release of Provider application
a. Who provides executables for which OS?
b. Who makes availability known, distributes
c. Who maintains software, does customer service
3. Open source code to be used by Imaging Equipment manufacturers of
others to produce (proprietary) applications?
5. Next steps.
Thanks. Hope you can join the call.