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CMWG Cloud Management Working Group (CMWG)

Workgroup Information

Workgroup Chair

  • Winston Bumpus, VMware Inc.

Workgroup Description

The CMWG is focused on standardizing interactions between cloud environments through specifications to achieve interoperable cloud infrastructure management between service providers and their consumers and developers.

The Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) specification is a key piece of DMTF’s overall cloud strategy and is the first standard from the Cloud Management Working Group (CMWG). CIMI is a self service interface for infrastructure clouds, allowing cloud users to dynamically provision, configure and administer their cloud usage using a high level interface that abstracts away much of the complexity of systems management.

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 WG 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.

Vist the CMWG Members-Only Workgroup.


Current Workgroup Deliverables

DMTF Standard Publication Identifier Document Title Target Version Target Release Date
DSP0263 Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Model and RESTful HTTP-based Protocol 1.2.0 2014Q4
DSP0264 CIMI-CIM 1.1.0 In Development
DSP2027 CIMI Primer 1.1.0 2014Q1
DSP8009 CIMI XML Schema 1.1.0 2014Q1

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. DMTF Work-In-Progress, expiring: 2014-07-30

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

White Papers and Technical Notes

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
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. DMTF Work-In-Progress, expiring: 2014-07-30

30 Aug 2014

Expired Work in Progress Documents

DSP # Version Title Date Comments Expiration Date
DSP0263 1.1.0a Cloud Infrastructure Management Interface (CIMI) Model and RESTful HTTP-based Protocol 13 Aug 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Work-In-Progress, expiring: 2014-01-22

22 Jan 2014
DSP0243 2.1.0c Open Virtualization Format Specification 20 Jul 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Work-In-Progress, expiring 2013-12-31

31 Dec 2013
DSP0243 2.0.0d Open Virtualization Format Specification 26 Sep 2012

.pdf file. DMTF Work-In-Progress, expired: December 15, 2012

15 Dec 2012

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