Windows Management Framework 3.0 Compatibility Update

We have an important update regarding WMF 3.0 (“Windows Management Framework”) compatibility. Those who want to install WMF 3.0 to take advantage of all the great features this update provides can do so by installing the update from the Microsoft Download Center, after reading the known compatibility issues detailed in the blog post below. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2012/12/20/windows-management-framework-3-0-compatibility-update.aspx…

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WMI cheat sheet and link to MSDN documentation

WMI team created a useful cheat sheet summarizing what’s new in WMI. This is a great reference doc for developers. We are making them available through this blog post – as is.   The real documentation is still on MSDN (and it is being regularly updated). Cheat sheets are just a quick reference to get people…


PowerShell cmdlets invocation through Management ODATA using WCF client

Management ODATA uses the Open Data Protocol (ODATA) to expose and consume data over the Web or Intranet. It is primarily designed to expose resources manipulated by PowerShell cmdlets and scripts as schematized ODATA entities using the semantics of representational state transfer (REST). The philosophy of REST ODATA limits the verbs that can be supported…


Introduction to CIM Cmdlets

We recently posted a blog post related to our new CIM Cmdlets. The post is available on the powershell blog at the following link: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2012/08/24/introduction-to-cim-cmdlets.aspx  We would love to know what you think about these new cmdlets. Please feel free to leave your comments below or on the powershell blog.   Thanks Vaibhav Chugh [MSFT], WMI    

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Standards Based Hardware Management using PowerShell

In my last post, I discussed the concept of DMTF Management Profiles and in this blog post I’m going to discuss applying them.  Standards (particularly adopted ones) enable not only interoperability, but also reuse of tools.  WS-Man enables a common remote management protocol.  CIM Schema enables consistent models of management elements.  DMTF Management Profiles enable…


Standards Based Management: DMTF Management Profiles

The investments we’ve made in Windows Server 2012 (and WMF3.0) for standards based management is built around WS-Man as the remoting protocol (HTTP is the transport) and CIM as the model.  By themselves, WS-Man and CIM are useful, but may not provide a consistent experience when managing a similar class of devices or management domain. …


Announcing OMI – Open Management Infrastructure.

We are pleased to announce availability of a highly portable, small footprint, high performance CIM Object Manager called OMI (Open Management Infrastructure). See the annoucement on Windows Server blog Copying from the blog “The public availability of OMI means that you can now easily compile and implement a standards-based management service into any device or…


Introducing – Standards Based Management in Windows Server "8"

We are excited to introduce the investments we have made in Windows Server “8” through this excellent blog post Standards based management in Windows Server 8 by Jeffrey Snover and Wojtek Kozaczynski. It’s a very detailed overview covering “Why Standards based management matters” and “What we have done in Windows “8” to take cloud-management to…


In-Band Management of IPMI with PowerShell

IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) is a specification defined by Intel and adopted by a number of companies for standardizing hardware management, particularly in server systems.  IPMI supports both in-band (from the operating system) and out-of-band (from the network direct to hardware) management.  The protocol IPMI uses for out-of-band management is not based on WS-Management…


Announcing Windows Server “8” Beta

Beta release of Windows Server “8” is now available for download..<drum beats and celebrations> We are excited as WMI , WinRM and SMIS are at the heart of management capabilities highlighted by Bill Laing in his blog. We provide the ‘Management Infrastructure’ for Hyper-V, Storage, Networking and many other Windows components.. and WinRM is the…