DMTF

Distributed Management Task Force, Inc.

DMTF enables more effective management of IT systems worldwide.

SMBIOS System Management BIOS

Workgroup Information

Workgroup Chair(s)

  • Richard Chan, Dell
  • Kimon Berlin, Hewlett-Packard Company

Workgroup Description

Management Problem(s) and Environment

There is a need to standardize the mechanisms whereby system vendors expose management information about their products in a standard format by extending the System Firmware interface. The information is intended to allow generic instrumentation to deliver this data to management applications that use CIM or direct access and eliminates the need for error prone operations like probing system hardware for presence detection.

Visit the SMBIOS Workspace (members-only).

 

Upcoming Workgroup Deliverables

DMTF Standard Publication Identifier Document Title Target Version Target Release Date
 DSP0134 System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) Reference Specification  3.0.0 2014Q4
       
       

DMTF Specifications

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP0134 2.8.0 System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) Reference Specification 3 Apr 2013 .pdf file. DMTF Standard
DSP0134 2.7.1 SMBIOS Specification 1 Feb 2011

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0134 2.7.0 SMBIOS Specification 21 Jul 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0134 2.6.1 System Management BIOS Reference Specification 23 Apr 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0134 2.6.0 System Management BIOS Reference Specification 4 Aug 2008

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0134 2.5.0 System Management BIOS Reference Specification 5 Sep 2006

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0134 2.4.0 System Management BIOS Reference Specification 21 Jul 2004

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0130 2.3.2 System Management BIOS Reference Specification

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0119 2.3.0 System Management BIOS Reference Specification

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

Work in Progress Documents

DSP # Version Title Date Comments Expiration Date
DSP0134 3.0.0d SMBIOS Specification 19 Aug 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Work-in-Progress

Search for Standards

Tutorials and Education

DMTF Feedback Policy

The DMTF welcomes feedback on our standards, but requires that individuals submitting comments first agree to our DMTF Feedback Policy.

Subscribe to Cloud Announcements List

Subscribe to the Cloud Announcements List to receive updates on news and activity.

 

Contact SMBIOS

For questions, please complete our Contact a Working Group form.

Additional SMBIOS Information