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Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF)

The Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF) is an organization devoted to the development, unification and implementation of standards, initiatives and technologies for the Internet. The DMTF consists of hardware and application developers, device and system manufacturers and distributors, systems integrators, government agencies and computer end users. The organization was founded in the early 1990s and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.

Several standards have evolved as a result of the activities of the DTMF. These include:

  • Web-Based Enterprise Management ( WBEM ), a set of industry standards that an enterprise can use to manage its information operations in the distributed computing environment of the Internet.
  • Common Information Model ( CIM ), a component of WBEM devoted to the definition of hardware and application characteristics, allowing system administrators and management programs to control devices and applications from multiple manufacturers or sources in the same way.
  • Alert Standard Format (ASF), a specification that defines the ways in which remote-control and alerting systems and interfaces can most effectively operate.
  • Systems Management Architecture for Server Hardware (SMASH), a set of specifications for architectural protocols that facilitates the unification and management of data centers.
  • Systems Management BIOS (SMBIOS), a specification that defines the ways in which system vendors can deliver management information by extending the BIOS interface.

Members of the DMTF obtain access to extensive documentation concerning DMTF standards, initiatives and technologies, as well as the opportunity to become actively involved in their conception and development.

This was last updated in March 2011

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