1.4 Relationship to Other Protocols

WS-Management Protocol has to use SOAP (as specified in [SOAP1.2-1/2003]) over HTTP or HTTPS for communication. WS-Management has to be used as the transport to provide access to CIM data by using binding techniques, as specified in [DMTF-DSP0227], and mapping techniques, as specified in [DMTF-DSP0230].

The Windows Management Instrumentation Remote Protocol is an alternative network protocol for accessing CIM data on servers.

The Windows Management Instrumentation Remote Protocol network protocol stack

Figure 4: The Windows Management Instrumentation Remote Protocol network protocol stack

The WS-Management protocol layer defines management abstraction by using Web Services/SOAP technology. The CIM Binding layer defines the protocol binding to the SOAP layer, and the CIM Mapping layer defines XML schema for CIM classes, WSDL, and Metadata fragments.