DMTF

Distributed Management Task Force, Inc.

DMTF enables more effective management of IT systems worldwide.

CDM Common Diagnostic Model

As an extension of the DMTF’s Common Information Model (CIM), the Common Diagnostic Model (CDM) specification is widely used within the industry to evaluate the health of computer systems in multi-vendor environments. CDM creates diagnostic instrumentation that can be utilized by platform management applications, and its tight synergy with the other manageability domains in CIM further enables integration of diagnostics into critical management functions.

CDM is an OS and platform neutral architecture for:

  • Discovering diagnostics and their capabilities
  • Controlling diagnostic execution
  • Retrieving diagnostics results

CDM helps to deliver additional compatibility in cross-platform system diagnostics through a new conformance testing program and other activities such as plugfests.

How can CDM benefit you?

  • Allows consistent diagnostics for various components in a computer or server system
  • Allows for platform and language neutral representation of diagnostics systems
  • Allows for easy verification of the interoperability of diagnostics modules
  • Leverages multiple Hardware Vendor diagnostics into an industry standard solution
  • Enabling reuse of diagnostics suite across multiple use cases: factory, field and repair

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

DMTF Specifications

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP0255 2.0.0 CDM Implementation Requirements 28 Jun 2012 .pdf file. DMTF Standard
DSP0255 1.0.0 CDM Implementation Requirements 19 May 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DMTF Profiles

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP1114 1.0.0 RAID Controller Diagnostics Profile 10 Jan 2012

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP1113 1.0.0 Disk Drive Diagnostics Profile 21 Sep 2011

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP1110 1.0.0 Optical Drive Diagnostics Profile 1 Feb 2012

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP1107 1.0.0 Ethernet NIC Diagnostics Profile 10 Jan 2012

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP1105 1.0.1 CPU Diagnostics Profile 2 Nov 2011

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP1104 1.0.0 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter Diagnostics Profile 6 Mar 2012 .pdf file. DMTF Standard
DSP1002 2.0.0 Diagnostics Profile 27 Oct 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP1002 1.0.1 Diagnostics Profile 23 Sep 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP1002 1.0.0 Diagnostics Profile 24 Feb 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

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CDM Conformance Program

The CDM Conformance Program (CDM CP) is designed to validate CDM implementations to a particular version of the CDM implementation requirements specification.

DMTF Feedback Policy

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