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CMWG Cloud Management Working Group (CMWG)

Working Group Chair

  • Ghazanfar Ali, ZTE Corporation

Working Group Vice-Chair

  • Lawrence Lamers, VMware Inc.

Working Group Description

The DMTF’s Cloud Management Working Group models the management of cloud services and the operations and attributes of the cloud service lifecycle through its work on the Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI).

The CIMI specification describes the model and protocol for management interactions between a cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider and the consumers of an IaaS service. The basic resources of IaaS (machines, storage, and networks) are modeled to provide consumer management access to an implementation of IaaS and facilitate portability between cloud implementations that support the specification.

By developing a set of prescriptive specifications and sample implementations that deliver architectural semantics and implementation details, the Cloud Management Working Group helps achieve interoperable management of clouds between service requestors/developers and providers. This work is also utilized in the DMTF’s Cloud Management Initiative.

Note: Developers are encouraged to implement based on the work-in-progress version below, as there are significant technical improvements.

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Current Working Group Deliverables

DMTF Standard Publication Identifier Document Title Target Version Target Release Date
DSP0263 CIMI 2.0.0 2015Q1
DSP8009 CIMI XML Schema 2.0.0 2015Q2
DSP2027  CIMI Primer 2.0.0 2015Q2
DSP2042 Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Use Cases for CIMI 2.0 1.0.0 2014Q4
DSP2041 Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Extensions 1.0.0 2015Q2
DSP0263 CIMI Specification 2.1.0 2015Q3

DMTF Specifications

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP0264 1.0.0 CIMI-CIM Specification 3 Jan 2013 .pdf file. DMTF Standard
DSP0263 2.0.0c Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Model and RESTful HTTP-based Protocol 25 Mar 2015

.pdf file. DMTF Work-In-Progress

DSP0263 1.1.0 Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Model and RESTful HTTP-based Protocol 25 Oct 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0263 1.0.1 Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Model and REST Interface over HTTP Specification 30 Oct 2012

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0263 1.0.0 Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Model and REST Interface over HTTP 29 Aug 2012

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

XML Schemas

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP8009 1.0.2 CIMI XML Schema 24 Feb 2014

.xsd file. DMTF Standard

DSP8009 1.0.1 CIMI XML Schema 30 Oct 2012

.xsd file. DMTF Standard

DSP8009 1.0.0 CIMI XML Schema 29 Aug 2012

.xsd file. DMTF Standard

White Papers and Technical Notes

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP2042 1.0.0b Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Use Cases 6 Dec 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Work-In-Progress

DSP2042 1.0.0 Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Use Cases 2 Mar 2015

.pdf file. DMTF Informational

DSP2041 1.0.0a Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Extensions 2 Mar 2015

.pdf file. DMTF Work-in-Progress

DSP2027 1.1.0 Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Primer 31 Jul 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Informational

DSP2027 1.0.1 Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Primer 30 Oct 2012 .pdf file. DMTF Informational
DSP2027 1.0.0 Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Primer 29 Aug 2012

.pdf file. DMTF Informational

Work in Progress Documents

DSP # Version Title Date Comments Expiration Date
DSP8009 1.1.0a CIMI XML Schema 17 Feb 2014

.xsd file. Work-In-Progress

DSP2042 1.0.0b Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Use Cases 6 Dec 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Work-In-Progress

DSP2041 1.0.0a Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Extensions 2 Mar 2015

.pdf file. DMTF Work-in-Progress

DSP0263 2.0.0c Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Model and RESTful HTTP-based Protocol 25 Mar 2015

.pdf file. DMTF Work-In-Progress

DSP0243 2.1.0c Open Virtualization Format Specification 20 Jul 2013

.pdf file.

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.

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