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CMWG Cloud Management Working Group (CMWG)

Workgroup Information

Workgroup Chair

  • Winston Bumpus, VMware Inc.
  • Ghazanfar Ali, ZTE Corporation

Workgroup Description

The CMWG will develop a set of prescriptive specifications and sample implementations that deliver architectural semantics as well as implementation details to achieve interoperable management of clouds between service requestors/developers and providers. This Working Group will propose an extended resource model that captures the key artifacts identified by implementation experiences and input from use case requirements identified in the alliance partner work of the GICTF.

The primary focus of this Working Group will be modeling the management of cloud services and the operations and attributes of the cloud service lifecycle. The scope of this activity is cloud resource management of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), including, multi-cloud, inter-cloud, cloud brokers and hybrid clouds. The cloud resources being managed include: computing (virtual machines), storage, and networks. The management will include constraints and policies, (SLAs, QoS, etc.) control, configuration, provisioning, monitoring/reporting and auditing on these resources.

The CMWG will also need to work closely with the Virtualization Management and OVF Working Groups on the evolution of their model as middleware and applications are brought into the composite image, including the aspects of personalization and policy controls for those elements within an OVF package. The CMWG will investigate mappings to DMTF’s OVF and SNIA’s Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI), and other infrastructure (server, storage and network) models which may be prevalent in the industry.

It is expected that the CMWG will need to develop new modeling constructs, including federation/model interchange, to aggregate or roll-up the various domain models including compute, network, and storage.

Management Problem(s) and Environment

A new computing paradigm is quickly emerging called Cloud Computing. Vendors have embraced the need to provide interoperability between enterprise computing and cloud service providers.

Virtualization technology and the evolution from software packages that can be created and deployed as a collection of virtual images is becoming the primary focus for delivering and managing software solutions into enterprise customers today. As these customers look to also take advantage of cloud computing, extensions are needed to enable interactions between private clouds within enterprises and between private and public cloud providers to exploit this emerging business model.

The Cloud Management Working Group will focus on addressing the management interfaces between the cloud service consumer / developer and the cloud service provider. The working group will also need to address the security mechanisms required to enable interoperability.

 

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Current Workgroup Deliverables

DMTF Standard Publication Identifier Document Title Target Version Target Release Date
DSP0263 CIMI 2.0.0 2014Q4
DSP8009 CIMI XML Schema 2.0.0 2015Q1
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
DSPxxxx CIMI JSON Schema 1.0.0 2015Q2

DMTF Specifications

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP0264 1.0.0 CIMI-CIM Specification 3 Jan 2013 .pdf file. DMTF Standard
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

DSP0243 1.1.0 Open Virtualization Format Specification 20 Jan 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0243 1.0.0 Open Virtualization Format Specification 22 Feb 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

XML Schemas

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

.xsd file.

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
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.

DSP0243 2.1.0c Open Virtualization Format Specification 20 Jul 2013

.pdf file.

DSP0243 2.0.0d Open Virtualization Format Specification 26 Sep 2012

.pdf file.

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