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Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) is a universal standard for managing data devices within an enterprise on a storage area network (SAN) that can encompass multiple devices from multiple vendors. SMI-S is based on the Common Information Model (CIM) as well as Web-Based Enterprise Management standards as defined by the Distributed Management Task Force.
SMI-S is principally designed to provide broad interoperability among heterogeneous (widely dissimilar) storage vendors’ systems.
SMI-S was previously known as Bluefin.