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NetApp SMI-S Provider

NetApp SMI-S Provider components


NetApp SMI-S Provider consists of three components that enable you to manage and monitor storage systems: CIMOM, provider objects, and a repository.


    This is the foundation for NetApp SMI-S Provider. CIMOM collects, validates, and authenticates each application request and then responds to the application. It becomes a conduit for each request by invoking the appropriate provider to handle each request.

  • Provider objects

    When a host issues a command or query to SMI-S Provider, CIMOM loads a shared library object, invokes it to handle a request, and returns the resulting information to the host.


    Windows hosts use DLL objects.

  • Repository

    CIMOM uses a flat-file database for its repository. It stores persistent data required at the CIM level.