CIM System Virtualization Model White Paper
The DMTF Common Information Model (CIM) is a conceptual information model for describing computing and business entities in Internet, enterprise, and service-provider environments. CIM uses object-oriented techniques to provide a consistent definition of and structure for data. The CIM Schema establishes a common conceptual framework that describes the managed environment. This white paper describes the CIM model for system virtualization, including the schema additions for the general resource allocation pattern and the modeling of virtual and host computer systems. The target audience of this white paper is anyone who wants to understand the modeling of system virtualization using CIM. Some familiarity with virtualization and the general concepts of the CIM model is assumed.