Subclass of CIM_LogicalElement
The CIM_SoftwareFeature class defines a particular function or capability of a product or application system. This class captures a level of granularity describing a unit of installation, rather than the units that reflect how the product is built or packaged. The latter detail is captured using a CIM_SoftwareElement class. When a SoftwareFeature can exist on multiple platforms or operating systems (for example, a client component of a three tiered client/server application that runs on Solaris, Windows NT, and Windows 95), the Feature is a collection of all the SoftwareElements for these different platforms. In this case, the users of the model must be aware of this situation since typically they will be interested in a sub-collection of the SoftwareElements required for a particular platform.
SoftwareFeatures are always defined in the context of a CIM_Product, using the CIM_ProductSoftwareFeature association. Features are delivered through Products. Optionally, SoftwareFeatures from one or more Products can be organized into ApplicationSystems using the CIM_ApplicationSystemSoftwareFeature association.
The scoping Product’s supplier.
The Name property defines the unique label by which the SoftwareFeature is identified. This label should be a human-readable name that uniquely identifies the element in the context of the element’s namespace.
The scoping Product’s identification.
The scoping Product’s commonly used name.
The scoping Product’s version.