A data processing or data communications resource that may be managed through the use of an Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) management protocol. The resource itself need not be an OSI resource. A managed object may be a piece of equipment, a software component, an abstract collection of information or a combination of all three.
A definition in the database of a managed server that was distributed to the managed server by a configuration manager. When a managed server subscribes to a profile, all objects associated with that profile become managed objects in the database of the managed server. In general, the definition cannot be modified locally on the managed server. Objects can include policy, schedules, client options sets, server scripts, administrator registrations, and server and server group definitions.
An SNMP data element that forms part of an MIB. In Sun ONE Directory Server, the managed objects are held in cn=monitor, and the SNMP agent provides to the network management station. As with LDAP attributes, each managed object has a name and object identifier expressed in dot-notation.
Devices on a network such as workstations, hubs, servers, and routers that are all monitored via SNMP. Each device contains hardware or software that allows it to communicate with the SNMP manager station responsible for tracking all the managed network components.
A hardware or software system component that is represented as an instance of a WMI class. Information about managed objects is supplied by data and event providers, as well as by the CIM Object Manager.
The representation of a network resource (or a set of resources). Note that in general a managed object is an abstraction that represents selected attributes of the resource it represents. The managed object resides within the MIS, where it represents a resource that is elsewhere. A managed object is characterized by: attributes visible at its boundary management operations that may be applied to it behaviors it exhibits in response to management operations notifications that it emits A MIB or MIT entry that represents some aspect of a network node or line that is monitored and, in some cases, set, using Solstice EM services. The MIS manages the object by polling it, displaying the attribute values for current object instances of it, and in some cases changing the attribute values for instances of it.