ISO/IEC 24775:2011(E) defines an interface for the secure, extensible,and interoperable management of a distributed and heterogeneous storage system.This interface uses an object-oriented, XML-based, messagingbasedprotocol designed to support the specific requirements of managing devices andsubsystems in this storage environment. Using this protocol, this InternationalStandard describes the information available to a WBEM Client from an SMI-Scompliant CIM WBEM Server. This second edition cancels and replaces the firstedition published in 2007 and constitutes a technical. This edition includesthe following significant changes with respect to the previous edition:
- Expanded scope: The range of SAN components modeled by the profiles definedin this specification has been greatly expanded. Many of the profiles that wereidentified as either future work or experimental content at the time of theinitial publication have matured to full profiles. In addition, new areas have been modeledand included (e.g., SCSI Target Ports).
- Improved organization: The specification has been reorganized to provide moreinformation more easily. The experimental content has been incorporated intothe body of the document, rather than being segregated in an annex, to easeplanning for adoption of emerging techniques.
- Additional documentation of best practices and deployment concerns: Thespecification now includes a more formal representation of common deploymentand usage practices, a more completetreatment of backward compatibility issues and a more detailed discussion ofthe capabilities of the API, grouping them into a five-level architecture,spanning from physical devices to application-level manipulation, andaddressing error conditions, configuration, accounting performance and securityissues at each level.