This common model can describe several types of software that may need to be updated or installed. This can be the firmware or operating system of a device but also be one or more software applications that need to be updated. Configuration and parameters can be maintained as software as well. Besides the update, it is also desired to install additional software. The Server can expose all software as a single component or separate it into several smaller components as it is illustrated in Figure 33.
Figure 33 – Example with a device and several software components