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SBLIM (pronounced "sublime") is an umbrella project for a collection of systems management tools to enable WBEM on Linux. Using the components of the SBLIM project, you can manage your Linux systems using open, standards-based technology.


Project Resources[edit]

You are currently viewing the SBLIM project Wiki. Here you will find most of the project documentation. To view code, download or contribute code, to join the project mailing lists or open a support ticket, head on back to the Main Project Page.

What is WBEM/CIM?[edit]

CIM is the Common Information Model. It describes objects in a datacenter, such as processors, operating systems, and users.
WBEM (Web-Based Enterprise Management) is the broader standard that to define technologies to use CIM.

The WBEM Stack[edit]

CIM Client - A client that can format an XML document and send an HTTP request.
CIM Server (CIMOM) - An HTTP server that can decode XML and interface with providers.
Provider - A library that "knows" about the class being requested. Formats the data correctly and passes it up to the CIMOM.

The SBLIM Stack[edit]

SBLIM has componenets to map to all parts of the WBEM stack:

Clients: wbemcli, Java CIM Client (Java library), SFCC (C library), WBEM-SMT
CIMOM: SFCB
Providers: cmpi-base, cmpi-net, cmpi-fsvol, cmpi-rpm, WBEM-SMT, and more

CIM related tools[edit]

SBLIM has several CIM related tools that are helpful for the CIM related software development.
Ecute: Modeler, Explorer, Analyzer

Community[edit]

SBLIM is an open source project. We welcome contributions and discussion. There are several convenient ways to do this:

sblim-devel Mailing List - most discussion happens here. Please subscribe before posting.
SBLIM IRC channel - Users and developers hang out on Freenode in #sblim
SF Bug Tracker - If you have a bug report or a patch, open a bug directly on the tracker.
E-mail - You'll find contact links at the bottom of the wiki page for each component. However, we strongly prefer mail to be directed to the list, if possible.