WS J WBEM Server 4.5

The WS J WBEM Server is a standards-based Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) management infrastructure that enables remote discovery and secure management of a system. The J WBEM Server is a pure JavaTM implementation. The J WBEM Server handles Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) requests from WBEM Clients using CIM-XML and/or WS-Management. The J WBEM Server defines management information using the Common Information Model (CIM). The J WBEM Server includes all infrastructure and infrastructure Management Profiles needed to support Management Initiatives, such as CDM (Common Diagnostic Model), DASH (Desktop and Mobile Architecture for System Hardware), SMASH (Systems Management Architecture for Server Hardware) and SMI (Storage Management Initiative).

WS J WBEM Server Architecture

WS J WBEM Server Architecture

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Feature Description

Authentication – The J WBEM Server supports the Simple Identity management profile. Authentication can be local (accounts), third party (user contact) or custom.

  • Local authentication uses the built in jwbemserver security plugin and allows the creation of accounts (username, password, …). An account must exist before a user can be authenticated.
  • Third party uses the local system native security, such as Windows or PAM (for *nix platforms). A user contact must be configured with the appropriate user name before the user is authenticated (using third party)
  • Custom – an implementation can build a custom security plugin.

Authorization – The J WBEM Server supports the Role Based Authorization management profile. Users are assigned to Role(s) and Roles are assigned Privileges. Users are then only authorized access to the privileges for the Role(s) they are assigned.

Mutual Authentication – The J WBEM Server supports Mutual Authentication for both Client Protocols and Indications.

Provider Authentication – The J WBEM Server supports Provider Authentication by allowing only signed jar files to be loaded.

WBEM Server

The J WBEM Server supports the WBEM Server profile. The WBEM Server profile allows the management of the WBEM Server itself. The following features can be managed

  • Client Protocols (CIM-XML & WS-Management)
    • Capabilities
    • Enable/Disable
    • HTTPS/HTTP and ports
    • IP binding
  • Namespaces
  • WBEM Server
    • Capabilities
Indication Support The J WBEM Server supports the DMTF and SNIA Indications Profiles over both CIM-XML and WS-Management.
FQL The J WBEM Server supports the new DMTF Filter Query Language for client operations allowing clients to get only the information needed and not have to filter on the client.
Management Profiles
Industry Standards
WBEM Workshop WBEM Workshop is a GUI tool that can be used to manage the J WBEM Server as well as browse the contents, review logs and execute operations to a local or remote WBEM Server. The following views are included:
CIM Browser Viewing CIM Class and Instance information
J WBEM Server Configuration Manage the local J WBEM Server configuration.
Log Viewer View local J WBEM Server log files.
Record Log Profile View dynamic log information from a WBEM Server that supports the DMTF Record Log Profile
Service Location Protocol Discover WBEM Servers that advertise their management capabilities via SLP
WBEM Server Security Manage WBEM Server Security (Authentication, Authorization, Roles, Privileges)
Job Control Monitor Jobs
WBEM Indication Subscribe and monitor Indications from a WBEM Server
WBEM Operations Tool for locally or remotely performing WBEM Operations against a specified WBEM Server
Simplified Client & Provider We have simplified both the provider and client interfaces to aid in speeding up development and time to market. See the latest javadoc.
Branding The J WBEM Server allows the product to be “Branded” to your own company and/or product. This includes CIM Class names, product/company values, removing optional features and removing optional profiles.
I18N The J WBEM Server can be localized. WS provides the messages in a single jar file.

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