Welcome to the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) SMI
This tutorial will familiarize you with the SNIA, the Storage
Management Initiative (SMI) and the Storage Management Initiative
Specification (SMI-S) 1.1.0. After completing this tutorial, you
will have sufficient knowledge of the organization of information in
SMI-S to properly interpret its contents. Such understanding will
allow for the proper implementation of an SMI compliant product.
The tutorial is designed for users who have no prior knowledge of
SMI and SMI-S 1.1.0.
It is designed for SMI application developers and SMI instrumentation
developers. However, this tutorial assumes that you have a basic
understanding of the Common Information Model (CIM) and Web Based
Enterprise Mangement (WBEM) concepts and principles. If you are
unfamiliar with CIM and WBEM, please read the
To view this tutorial you will need the following:
- Netscape Navigator, Firefox or Internet Explorer
- 800 x 600 or higher screen resolution
There are several ways to navigate through this tutorial:
- Index - The index in the left pane lists the major topics
discussed in this tutorial. Select any item in the list to go to the
first page for that topic. For example, if you are already familiar with the SMI and are only interested in learning about SMI-S
1.1.0, select SMI-S 1.1.0 Overview to start with this
- Next - To go through the tutorial in order, just click
on the Next image in the lower or upper right hand corner.
- Back - To go to a previous page, just click on the Back image
in the lower or upper left hand corner.
- At the top of each page, the current position in the tutorial
is displayed. For example, the SNIA Profile page displays
SMI Tutorial > SMI-S 1.1.0 Functionality > SNIA Profiles
Each item is a link to
that topic. So, selecting SMI Tutorial returns you to the first
page of the tutorial, which is this page.
Sub-Menus - On some pages, sub-menus are displayed
under the page title. They contain links to other pages in the tutorial
that provide more details about the information described. For
example, selecting SMI-S 1.1.0 Functionality will display
Profiles | Subprofiles | Packages
Then selecting Profiles will display the page that
discusses the topic of Profiles.
Downloading the Tutorial
To download and run the tutorial, follow these steps:
- Download the SMI Technical Tutorial
file. Approximate size: 2.5 MB.
- To run locally, open the downloaded file using a PDF viewer.