Storage Management Initiative Specification
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.
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...
- 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/