The Open Group Open Management Infrastructure (OMI)
"CIM/WBEM Manageability Services Broker"
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OMI's primary goal is to provide a rich, high-performance, standards-based management stack that is suitable for a wide range of management applications. This includes cloud management, storage management, server hardware management, device management, and network management, on both large and small systems (embedded and mobility). To support this goal, OMI implements DMTF CIM/WBEM standards with the following characteristics:

  • A very small footprint
  • A provider generator model which makes the task of creating providers very easy
  • High portability to a wide variety of hardware and software
  • High performance
  • Support for WS-Management

OMI is an open source project to further the development of a production quality implementation of the DMTF CIM/WBEM standards. The OMI CIMOM is also designed to be portable and highly modular. In order to attain its small footprint, it is coded in C, which also makes it a much more viable CIM Object Manager for embedded systems and other infrastructure components that have memory constraints for their management processor. OMI is also designed to be inherently portable. It builds and runs today on most versions of UNIX(r) and Linux. In addition to OMI's small footprint, it also demonstrates very high performance.

At the technical level, the OMI Project operates on the principle of consensus-based decision making, with a light-weight process of approving code check-ins. The Project Management Committee recognizes merit among the community of technical contributors by granting individuals approval rights (Committers).

The OMI software is currently freely available for use by anyone under the terms of an Apache 2.0 open source license.

Getting Involved

OMI is an open-source project. The project is operated under the auspices of The Open Group however, use of the code or contribution to the project is not limited to members of The Open Group.

To get involved, you will need to create an account using the Register link in the left-hand navigation bar. You will then be able to login and use the My Open Group link to join the OMI project.

28-Jun-12 Microsoft OMI Announcement
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09-Feb-16 (latest change) 15 Documents
Sticky Document (9999) 09-Feb-16 OMI 1.0.8-4 1.0.8-4 Inline Content gz  gz  
Sticky Document (30) 09-Apr-14 OMI Source v.1.0.8 1.0.8 Inline Content gz  
28-Sep-15 OMI 1.0.8-2 1.0.8-2 Inline Content gz  gz  
20-Apr-15 OMI 1.0.8-1 1.0.8-1 Inline Content gz  gz  
12-Dec-13 OMI 1.0.8 Beta 1.0.8 Beta gz  
10-May-13 OMI Source Patch - v.1.0.7.a 1.0.7.a Inline Content gz  
Contact Information

OMI is an open source project of The Open Group. For more information contact the administrator.

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