Definitions for "Common Information Model"
Keywords:  cim, dmtf, wbem, schema, paradigm
Describes the WBEM data representation schema that is now a DMTF-sponsored industry standard. CIM evolved from HMMS (HyperMedia Management Schema).
An object-oriented schema defined by the Desktop Management Task Force (DMTF). CIM is an information model guide that describes and shares management information enterprise-wide. CIM is designed for extending each management environment in which it is used.
An industry standard technique to represent systems, applications, networks, devices, and other managed components in an enterprise environment. Used by Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to access management information in an enterprise environment.