Distributed Management Task Force
|Type||Standards Development Organization|
|Purpose||Developing management standards and promoting interoperability for enterprise and Internet environments|
|Broadcom Inc., Cisco, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel Corporation, Lenovo, NetApp, Positivo Tecnologia S.A., and Verizon.|
DMTF is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit industry standards organization that creates open manageability standards spanning diverse emerging and traditional IT infrastructures including cloud, virtualization, network, servers and storage. Member companies and alliance partners collaborate on standards to improve interoperable management of information technologies.
Based in Portland, Oregon, the DMTF is led by a board of directors representing technology companies including: Broadcom Inc., Cisco, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel Corporation, Lenovo, NetApp, Positive Tecnologia S.A., and Verizon.
Founded in 1992 as the Desktop Management Task Force, the organization’s first standard was the now-legacy Desktop Management Interface (DMI). As the organization evolved to address distributed management through additional standards, such as the Common Information Model (CIM), it changed its name to the Distributed Management Task Force in 1999 , but is now known as, DMTF.
The DMTF continues to address converged, hybrid IT and the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) with its latest specifications, such as the Redfish standard, SMBIOS and PMCI standards.
DMTF standards include:
CADF - Cloud Auditing Data Federation
CIMI - Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface
CIM - Common Information Model
DASH - Desktop and Mobile Architecture for System Hardware
MCTP - Management Component Transport Protocol Including NVMe-MI™, I2C/SMBus and PCIe® Bindings
NC-SI - Network Controller Sideband Interface
OVF - Open Virtualization Format
PLDM - Platform Level Data Model Including Firmware Update, Redfish Device Enablement (RDE)
Redfish – Including Protocols, Schema, Host Interface, Profiles
SMBIOS - System Management BIOS
- Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface
- Common Information Model (computing)
- Desktop and mobile Architecture for System Hardware
- Management Component Transport Protocol
- Open Virtualization Format
- Redfish (specification)
- Systems Management Architecture for Server Hardware
- System Management BIOS