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Last modified: Thursday, September 09, 2004 

(pronounced as separate letters) Short for Storage Management Initiative Specification, an interface standard that enables interoperability in both hardware and software between storage products from different vendors that an enterprise would use in a SAN environment. The interface provides common protocols and data models that storage product vendors can use to ensure end user manageability of the SAN environment.

Based on the CIM and Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) standards, SMI-S adds common interoperable and extensible management transport, automated discovery, and resource locking functions.

SMI-S was developed by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) in 2002.

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For pages about SMI-S . Also check out the following links!

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SNIA Storage Management Initiative Specification
A technical overview of SMI-S with links to further documentation and information.

Storage Basics: SMI-S
This article examines the business advantages to adopting SMI-S in the enterprise.

Storage Networking Industry Association
Contains information about storage area networks on behalf of the storage network industry.

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