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CLOUD Cloud Management Initiative

Cloud Management Standards

Working to Address Management Interoperability for Cloud Systems

Technologies like cloud computing and virtualization are rapidly being adopted by enterprise IT managers to better deliver services to their customers, lower IT costs and improve operational efficiencies.

DMTF's Cloud Management Initiative is focused on developing interoperable cloud infrastructure management standards and promoting adoption of those standards in the industry. The work of DMTF working groups promoted by the Cloud Management Initiative is focused on achieving interoperable cloud infrastructure management between cloud service providers and their consumers and developers.

Cloud Working Groups

DMTF’s Cloud Management Initiative is promoting the work of the Cloud Management Work Group, the Cloud Auditing Data Federation Working Group, the System Virtualization, Partitioning, Clustering Working Group and the Software Entitlement Working Group. Click on the links below to see an overview of each work group’s activities, work group charter, specifications, work-in-progress specifications and other technical documents.

Additional Resources

Learning Center: Visit the DMTF Learning Center for a complete list of overview documents, tutorials and related information.

Virtualization Management (VMAN)
DMTF's Virtualization Management (VMAN) standards unleash the power of virtualization by delivering broadly supported interoperability and portability standards to virtual computing environments through the Open Virtualization Format (OVF)

Cloud Standards Wiki
The Cloud Standards Wiki is a resource documenting the activities of the various Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) working on cloud standards.

DMTF Cloud Alliance Partners

DMTF’s Cloud Management Initiative works in collaboration with a number of industry organizations to develop solid partnerships that help unify management initiatives. These organizations include:

DMTF Specifications

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP0264 1.0.0 CIMI-CIM Specification 3 Jan 2013 .pdf file. DMTF Standard
DSP0263 1.1.0 Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Model and RESTful HTTP-based Protocol 25 Oct 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0263 1.0.1 Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Model and REST Interface over HTTP Specification 30 Oct 2012

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0263 1.0.0 Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Model and REST Interface over HTTP 29 Aug 2012

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0262 1.0.0 Cloud Auditing Data Federation (CADF) - Data Format and Interface Definitions Specification 23 Jun 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0243 2.1.0 Open Virtualization Format Specification 3 Jan 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0243 2.0.1 Open Virtualization Format Specification 30 Aug 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0243 2.0.0 Open Virtualization Format Specification 3 Jan 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0243 1.1.1 Open Virtualization Format Specification 30 Aug 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0243 1.0.0 Open Virtualization Format Specification 22 Feb 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

XML Schemas

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP8049 1.0.1 Network Port Profile XML Schema 3 Jan 2013

.xsd file. DMTF Standard

DSP8023 2.0.1 OVF Envelope XSD 25 Aug 2013

.xsd file. DMTF Standard

DSP8023 2.0.0 OVF Envelope 3 Jan 2013

.xsd file. DMTF Standard

DSP8023 1.1.1 OVF Envelope XSD 25 Aug 2013

.xsd file. DMTF Standard

DSP8009 1.1.0a CIMI XML Schema 17 Feb 2014

.xsd file.

DSP8009 1.0.2 CIMI XML Schema 24 Feb 2014

.xsd file. DMTF Standard

DSP8009 1.0.1 CIMI XML Schema 30 Oct 2012

.xsd file. DMTF Standard

DSP8009 1.0.0 CIMI XML Schema 29 Aug 2012

.xsd file. DMTF Standard

White Papers and Technical Notes

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP2042 1.0.0a Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Use Cases 13 Oct 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Work-In-Progress

DSP2038 1.0.0 Cloud Audit Data Federation - OpenStack Profile (CADF-OpenStack) 17 Sep 2014

.pdf file.  DMTF Informational

DSP2027 1.1.0 Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Primer 31 Jul 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Informational

DSP2027 1.0.1 Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Primer 30 Oct 2012 .pdf file. DMTF Informational
DSP2027 1.0.0 Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Primer 29 Aug 2012

.pdf file. DMTF Informational

DSP2017 2.0.0 Open Virtualization Format White Paper 5 Aug 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Informational

DSP-IS0103 1.0.0 Use Cases and Interactions for Managing Clouds 18 Jun 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Informational

DSP-IS0102 1.0.0 Architecture for Managing Clouds 18 Jun 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Informational

DSP-IS0101 1.0.0 Interoperable Clouds 11 Nov 2009 .pdf file, DMTF Informational

Work in Progress Documents

DSP # Version Title Date Comments Expiration Date
DSP8009 1.1.0a CIMI XML Schema 17 Feb 2014

.xsd file.

DSP2042 1.0.0a Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Use Cases 13 Oct 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Work-In-Progress

DSP2028 1.0.0a Cloud Auditing Data Federation (CADF) Use Case White Paper 27 Jun 2012
DSP2017 2.0.0b Open Virtualization Format White Paper 25 Feb 2014

.pdf file.

DSP2017 2.0.0a Open Virtualization Format White Paper 22 Jul 2013

.pdf file.

DSP0263 2.0.0a Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Model and RESTful HTTP-based Protocol An Interface for Managing Cloud Infrastructure 24 Sep 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Work-In-Progress 

DSP0262 1.0.0c Cloud Audit Data Federation (CADF) - Data Format and Interface Definitions Specification 24 Feb 2014

.pdf file.

DSP0262 1.0.0b Cloud Audit Data Federation (CADF) - Data Format and Interface Definitions Specification 8 Jul 2013

.pdf file.

DSP0243 2.1.0c Open Virtualization Format Specification 20 Jul 2013

.pdf file.

DSP0243 2.0.0d Open Virtualization Format Specification 26 Sep 2012

.pdf file.

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