Welcome to the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) CIM Tutorial.
This tutorial will familiarize you with the DMTF, its organization,
standards and initiatives.
The tutorial is designed for both beginner and intermediate users.
It is designed for management application developers, instrumentation
developers, information technology (IT) managers and system administrators
To better understand the terminology and concepts used in this tutorial,
a basic understanding of object oriented concepts and the Unified
Modeling Language (UML) is required.
To view this tutorial you will need the following:
- Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer version
4.0 or higher
- 800 x 600 or higher screen resolution
There are two ways to navigate through this tutorial:
- Index - Select any item in the index to the left to go directly
to that page. For example, if you are already familiar with the
Common Information Model and are only interested in learning about
the CIM Schema, select the Common Information Model item in the
index and then click CIM Schema from the navigation tool bar to
go through all of the Common Information Models.
- Next/Back - To go through the tutorial in order, just click
on the next image in the lower right hand corner.
Note: If you click on a link or access the glossary you
will need to use the navigation menu on the left to return to the
Downloading the Tutorial
To download and run the tutorial, follow these steps.
- Download the cimtutorial.pdf
file. Approximate size: 1 MB.
- Once downloaded, you can run the tutorial locally.