ASF Alert Standard Format
The term "system manageability" represents a wide range of technologies that enable remote system access and control in both OS-present and OS-absent environments. These technologies are primarily focused on minimizing on-site I/T maintenance, maximizing system availability and performance to the local user, maximizing remote visibility of (and access to) local systems by I/T managers and minimizing the system power consumption required to keep this remote connection intact.
DMTF defines Desktop Management Interface (DMI) and Common Information Model (CIM) interfaces that best serve the clients' OS-present environment. This specification (the Alert Standard Format specification) defines remote control and alerting interfaces that best serve clients' OS-absent environments.
DMTF welcomes feedback on our standards, but requires that individuals submitting comments first agree to our Feedback Policy.