CIM/WBEM packages (SBLIM) - call to advocate
ancoron at chaoslayer.de
Thu Nov 26 02:22:42 GMT 2009
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I would like to get more CIM providers from the SBLIM project into
future versions of Ubuntu.
Because in the business world it is a requirement that new systems can
be managed through existing technology/software.
WBEM is a standard here and is widely accepted. As I see that all the
big players in the operating system world (Solaris, RHEL, SLES, Windows)
are providing the most common providers for system management I also see
there is a huge lack in Ubuntu and all other Debian based distributions.
Therefore I decided to start packaging the missing providers from the
I chose SBLIM over the others because of the following reasons:
- big and somewhat monolithic
- hard to separate into packages
- a lot of build problems
- dead? (last release 2006-10-19)
- dead? (last release 2004-11-01)
The SBLIM project is actively under development (almost completely by
IBM devs) and the license isn't very attractive to Ubuntu/Debian but it
has several advantages:
- - small footprint (simple, fast, suitable even for embedded devices)
- - providers use CMPI (allows their use in other CIMOM servers)
- - SFCB + sblim-cmpi-base already available in universe
So I started with the following providers:
My first try to get them into karmic was not very successful but now
I've sorted out a lot of problems and want to get them into lucid as it
will be the next LTS release.
I also have some other packages packaged until now for a quick look in
my launchpad PPA:
Please have a look at the packages and comment any errors or things that
should be done preventing its inclusion.
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