This Recommendation | International Standard defines an Application Service Element (the Common Management Information Service Element), which may be used by an application process in a centralized or decentralized management environment to exchange information and commands for the purpose of systems management, as defined by the OSI Management Framework in CCITT Rec. X.700 | ISO/IEC 7498-4. This Recommendation | International Standard is positioned in the application layer of ITU-T Rec. X.200 | ISO/IEC 7498-1 and is defined according to the model provided by ITU-T Rec. X.207 | ISO/IEC 9545.
This Recommendation | International Standard defines:
? a set of service primitives that constitute the application service element;
? the parameters that are passed in each service primitive;
? any necessary information for the semantic description of each service primitive.
This Recommendation | International Standard does not define:
? the nature of any implementation intended to provide the defined service;
? the semantics associated with the information or commands that are exchanged by means of the service;
? the manner in which management is accomplished by the user of the service;
? the nature of any interactions which result in the use of the service.
No requirement is made for conformance to this Recommendation | International Standard.