Generic Attributes, Actions, and Notifications

There are aspects of managed objects which are not specific to a single class. It is useful for these cases to define generic attributes, actions, or notification which may be used in many managed object classes. This provides consistency and efficiency in both specification and implementation of managed object classes and the applications which use them. The generic definitions of attributes, notifications, and actions may well not be complete unto themselves. Generally, the full definition can be obtained only by examining the definition and any modifications to it contained in the specification of the managed object class in which it is used. Examples of generic attributes are: administrative state and connected objects. An alarm message to report a fault is an example of a generic notification.