DMTF

Distributed Management Task Force, Inc.

DMTF enables more effective management of IT systems worldwide.

PMCI Platform Management Components Intercommunication

Workgroup Information

Workgroup Chair(s)

  • Hemal Shah, Broadcom
  • Tom Slaight, Intel Corporation

Workgroup Description

Management Problem(s) and Environment

The need to monitor and control a system is not constrained to scenarios where an OS is always available or functioning. A good example of this is the time in which a system is booting, before the OS has loaded, or when the OS is inoperable.

Also, system vendors are faced with the task of designing manageability hardware for servers, clients, and mobile systems, which do not share platform management sub-system designs and components.

Platform management interfaces need to operate in full power, low power, and varying speed environments. Specifications are needed for transport and management protocols that can be delivered over a variety of platform interconnect media to meet power-states and bandwidth needs of particular applications.

PMCI defines the standards to address “inside the box” communication and functional interfaces between the components of the platform management subsystem. The PMCI standards and technologies are complementary to DMTF Common Information Model (CIM) profiles and remote access protocols that are defined in the other DMTF sub-committees and work groups such as Desktop and Mobile Work Group (DMWG) and Server Management Work Group (SMWG).

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Upcoming Workgroup Deliverables

DMTF Standard
Publication Identifier
Document Title Target Version Target Release Date
DSP0236 Management Component Transport Protocol (MCTP) Base Specification 1.3.0 2014Q3
DSP0261  NC-SI over MCTP Binding Specification 1.0.1 2014Q3

 

DMTF Specifications

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP0261 1.0.0 NC-SI Over MCTP Binding Specification 30 Aug 2013 .pdf file. DMTF Standard
DSP0257 1.0.0 PLDM for FRU Data Specification 2 Nov 2011

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0256 1.0.0 MCTP Host Interface Specification 21 Jul 2010 .pdf file, DMTF Standard
DSP0254 1.0.0 MCTP KCS Transport Binding Specification 21 Jul 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0253 1.0.0 MCTP Serial Transport Binding Specification 21 Jul 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0249 1.0.0 PLDM for State Set Specification 16 Mar 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0248 1.1.0 PLDM for Platform Monitoring and Control Specification 5 Dec 2011 .pdf file. DMTF Standard
DSP0248 1.0.1 PLDM for Platform Monitoring and Control Specification 13 Jan 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0248 1.0.0 PLDM for Platform Monitoring and Control Specification 16 Mar 2009 .pdf file, DMTF Standard
DSP0247 1.0.0 PLDM for BIOS Control andConfiguration Specification 23 Apr 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0246 1.0.1 PLDM for SMBIOS Transfer Specification 12 Dec 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0246 1.0.0 PLDM for SMBIOS Transfer Specification 23 Apr 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0245 1.1.0 PLDM IDs and Codes Specification 1 Feb 2011

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0245 1.0.0 PLDM IDs and Codes Specification 23 Apr 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0241 1.0.0 PLDM Over MCTP Binding Specification 23 Apr 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0240 1.0.0 PLDM Base Specification 23 Apr 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0239 1.2.0 Management Component Transport Protocol (MCTP) IDs and Codes 10 Sep 2012 .pdf file. DMTF Standard
DSP0239 1.1.0 Management Component Transport Protocol (MCTP) IDs andCodes 16 Nov 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0239 1.0.0 Management Component Transport Protocol (MCTP) IDs andCodes 28 Jul 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0238 1.0.1 Management Component Transport Protocol (MCTP) PCIe VDM Transport Binding Specification 17 Dec 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0238 1.0.0 Management Component Transport Protocol (MCTP) PCIe VDM Transport Binding Specification 28 Jul 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0237 1.0.0 Management Component Transport Protocol SMBus/I2CTransport Binding Specification 28 Jul 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0236 1.2.0 MCTP Base Specification 4 Feb 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0236 1.1.0 Management Component Transport Protocol (MCTP) Base Specification 22 Apr 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0236 1.0.0 Management Component Transport Protocol (MCTP) BaseSpecification 28 Jul 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0222 1.0.1 Network Controller Sideband Interface (NC-SI) 4 Feb 2013 .pdf file. DMTF Standard
DSP0222 1.0.0 Network Controller Sideband Interface (NC-SI)Specification 12 Apr 0010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

White Papers and Technical Notes

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP2037 1.0.0 MCTP Packets and NC-SI over MCTP Overview 20 Mar 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Informational

DSP2016 1.0.0 Management Component Transport Protocol (MCTP) OverviewWhite Paper 8 Sep 2007

.pdf file, DMTF Informational

DSP2015 1.0.0 Platform Management Component Intercommunications (PMCI) Architecture White Paper 23 Jul 2007

.pdf file, DMTF Informational

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