Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Storage Management Initiative Specification

  • Hiroshi Yoshida
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_1325

Synonyms

SMI-S

Definition

A standard storage management interface developed by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). SNIA describes SMI-S as follows: SMI-S defines a method for the interoperable management of a heterogeneous SAN and describes the information available to a Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) client from an SMI-S compliant Common Information Model (CIM) server and an object-oriented, XML-based, messaging-based interface designed to support the specific requirements of managing devices in and through SANs.

Key Points

To implement storage management, methods to retrieve configuration information on storage components such as storage devices (disk arrays, tape libraries, etc.,), network devices (fiber channel switches, etc.,), and servers (hardware such as host bus adapters and software such as drivers and volume managers) plus methods to operate those components are necessary. To manage SAN environments composed of multi-vendor products, common methods of...

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Recommended Reading

  1. 1.
    Storage Network Industry Association. Storage management technical specification version 1.6.0. 2012. Available at: http://www.snia.org/tech_activities/standards/curr_standards/smi/

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.VLSI Design and Education CenterUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Fujitsu LimitedYokohamaJapan

Section editors and affiliations

  • Masaru Kitsuregawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Inst. of Industrial ScienceUniv. of TokyoTokyoJapan