The Open Group Distributed Systems Management Working Group
Nick Stoughton <firstname.lastname@example.org> reports on the May 1997 meeting in Menlo Park
The X/Open System Management Utilities
(XSMU) specification went out for Company Review in April, and was
concluded during this meeting. This specification has basically two
parts; that which has been derived from the now approved POSIX.7.3
standard (user and group administration), and some generalized file
system specific interfaces that have been in use for many years,
indeed, in the case of
Indeed, there were those who believed that to
specify interfaces such as
XSMU will be published, soon. It will be a useful specification for us all.
Another important decision was made at this meeting; the Common Information Model (CIM) specification that has reached version 1.0 of its development within the Desktop Management Task Force world is to become jointly sponsored by The Open Group's distributed system management working group. Given that this document has been developed already, and simply needs bringing into an appropriate style, incorporating the most recent changes from DMTF and The Open Group, it should be possible to get it into Company Review as a Common Applications Environment (CAE) specification by September.