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Als je wat handiger met computers wordt en steeds meer met ze gaan doen tijdes je werk, dan kom je op een gegeven moment wat termen tegen. CIM, WMI en WS-MAN. Deze zijn vooral aanwezig bij beheer op afstand. Voor mezelf heb ik ze even op een rij gezet;

CIM: Common Information Model (CIM)

is the DMTF standard [DSP0004] for describing the structure and behaviour of managed resources such as storage, network, or software components. The DMTF’s Common Information Model (CIM) provides a common definition of management information for systems, networks, applications and services, and allows for vendor extensions.

WMI: Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)

is a CIM server that implements the CIM standard on Windows.

WS-Man: WS-Management (WS-Man) protocol

is a SOAP-based, firewall-friendly protocol for management clients to communicate with CIM servers.

WinRM: Windows Remote Management (WinRM)

is the Microsoft implementation of the WS-Man protocol on Windows.

DMTF: Distributed Management Task Force standards

enable effective management of IT environments. The organisation is composed of companies that collaborate on the development, validation and promotion of infrastructure management standards. Developing management standards and promoting interoperability for enterprise and Internet environments.

SOAP: Simple Object Access Protocol

is a protocol specification for exchanging structured information in the implementation of web services in computer networks. It uses XML Information Set for its message format, and relies on other application layer protocols, most notably Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), for message negotiation and transmission.

Deze kennis is vooral handig als je op afstand met Powershell wil gaan werken!