This book is a practical guide for those who design or implement the emerging WBEM systems or produce a CIM model of a device or service. Using Web-Based Enterprise Management describes in detail WBEM/CIM architecture and explores the standard models developed by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF). It explores the interfaces with which your WBEM/CIM code will have to work, and offers examples of applicable models and related code. Realizing that the field is undergoing a period of massive growth and change, the author focuses primarily on the areas which have been standardized and which differ little between implementations. He does, however, provide coding examples using the open Pegasus implementation, demonstrating concepts common to other C++ and Java-based implementations.