This part of ISO/IEC ISP 12059 specifies the common definitions and conventions for management function profiles. This part of ISO/IEC ISP 12059 contains all the common definitions, conventions, references and capability requirements for the management function ISO/IEC ISP 12060 and ISO/IEC ISP 12059 parts.
1.2 Position within the Taxonomy
To accomodate for the grouping of systems management functions into profiles and to permit future additions of such profiles, two multi-part ISP structures have been adopted.
The multi-part ISO/IEC ISP 12059 defines building blocks based on the Systems management function standards. The multi-part ISO/IEC ISP 12060 defines systems management functions profiles. Parts within ISO/IEC ISP 12060 are independent and refer to parts within ISO/IEC ISP 12059. A part within ISO/IEC ISP 12059 ma y refer to other parts within ISO/IEC ISP 12059.
Each of the management function profiles identifies the set of CMIP PDUs that are exchanged, the detailed specification of the PDUs are contained in ISO/IEC ISP 11183. Annex A specifies the reference mechanism for ISO/IEC ISP 12060 parts to select the subset of CMIP PDUs corresponding to the CMIS services required by each profile.
The profiles specify the requirements in terms of manager and agent roles. In this way inter-operating systems in complementary management roles conform to the same profiles.