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 platform from a free open-source package. Our goals are to remove all obstacles that stand in the way of implementing standards-based management so that every device in the world can be managed in a clear, consistent, coherent way and to nurture spur a rich ecosystem of standards-based management products.”


OMI is available from Our goals for OMI are

  • 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

We also announced collaboration with network device manufacturers Cisco and Arista to port OMI to their switches and implement standard DMTF CIM schema in their devices. Jeffrey Snover did a technology demonstration at TechEd Europe in which he used a common set of standards-based tools to manage a base-motherboard controller on a server, a Windows operating system, and an Arista switch running OMI. You can see recording of this session here at 51:15


SBM Team