DMTF

Distributed Management Task Force, Inc.

DMTF enables more effective management of IT systems worldwide.

CIM Common Information Model

CIM provides a common definition of management information for systems, networks, applications and services, and allows for vendor extensions. CIM's common definitions enable vendors to exchange semantically rich management information between systems throughout the network.

CIM is composed of a Specification and a Schema. The Schema provides the actual model descriptions, while the Specification defines the details for integration with other management models.

The CIM release simultaneously provides the public with both an "Experimental" and a "Final" version of the schema. This provides DMTF members and end users with early access to experimental parts of the models. In addition, new versions of CIM are now released more frequently on a regularly scheduled basis allowing users greater access and the ability to plan accordingly.

As part of the CIM release, a number of enhancements and additions are introduced throughout the Schema, including ongoing improvements to support product and alliance partners and to support DMTF Profiles and Management Initiatives. Examples include updates to BIOS, printers, standard messages, operating system state, modern power management paradigms, virtualization and security. In addition, it should be noted that the CIM Schema is built automatically for the DMTF. All of the change requests for the current CIM release were applied programmatically, instead of by hand.

Please keep in mind that Experimental elements may change in a backward incompatible way. Contributions to the CIM schema have been made possible through the DMTF Alliance Partnerships with The Green Grid (TGG), the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and the Open Grid Forum (OGF).

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

If you would like to download HTML or XML versions of the CIM Schema please select the version you would like here.

Related Information:

CIM Schemas

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
2.41.0 CIM Schema 20 Jun 2014

Release Notes

2.40.0 CIM Schema 24 Feb 2014

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2.39.0 CIM Schema 14 Dec 2013

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2.38.0 CIM Schema 25 Aug 2013

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2.37.0 CIM Schema 6 Jun 2013

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DMTF Specifications

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP0221 3.0.0 Managed Object Format Specification 3 Jan 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0219 1.0.0 UML Profile for CIM 11 Aug 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0105 1.1.0 CIM Compliance Specification

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0004 3.0.1 Common Information Model (CIM) Metamodel 4 Sep 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0004 3.0.0 CIM Metamodel 3 Jan 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0004 2.7.0 CIM Infrastructure Specification 23 May 2012

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0004 2.6.0 CIM Infrastructure Specification 17 Mar 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0004 2.5.0 CIM Infrastructure Specification 1 May 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0004 2.3.0 CIM Infrastructure Specification 4 Oct 2005

.pdf file, DMTF Standard