CIM_ManagedElement class

The CIM_ManagedElement class is an abstract class that provides a common superclass (or top of the inheritance tree) for the non-association classes in the CIM Schema.


[Abstract, Version("2.19.0"), UMLPackagePath("CIM::Core::CoreElements"), AMENDMENT]
class CIM_ManagedElement
  string InstanceID;
  string Caption;
  string Description;
  string ElementName;


The CIM_ManagedElement class has these types of members:


The CIM_ManagedElement class has these properties.


Data type: string

Access type: Read-only

Qualifiers: MaxLen (64)

A short textual description of the object.


Data type: string

Access type: Read-only

A textual description of the object.


Data type: string

Access type: Read-only

A user-friendly name for the object. This property allows each instance to define a user-friendly name in addition to its key properties, identity data, and description information.


Data type: string

Access type: Read-only

Uniquely and opaquely identifies an instance of this class within the scope of the containing namespace.


In order to ensure uniqueness within the namespace, the value of the InstanceID property should be constructed in the following pattern: OrgID:LocalID

OrgID must include a copyrighted, trademarked or otherwise unique name that is owned by the business entity that defines the InstanceID, or be a registered ID that is assigned by a recognized global authority. This pattern is similar to the structure of schema class names. In addition, to ensure uniqueness, the first colon in InstanceID must be between the OrgID andLocalID. Therefore the OrgID must not contain a colon (':').

LocalID is chosen by the business entity and should not be re-used to identify different underlying real-world elements.

If the above pattern is not used, the defining entity must assure that the resultant InstanceID value is not re-used across any InstanceID properties that are produced by this provider or other providers for this namespace.

For Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) defined instances, the pattern must be used with the OrgID set to CIM.


Requirement Value
Minimum supported client
Windows 8
Minimum supported server
Windows Server 2012