DMTF

Distributed Management Task Force, Inc.

SMBIOSWG SMBIOS Working Group

Working Group Chairs

  • Richard Chan, Dell
  • Kimon Berlin, Hewlett-Packard Company

Working Group Description

The DMTF’s System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) Working Group is responsible for the SMBIOS standard, which delivers management information via system firmware.

For OS-present, OS-absent, and pre-OS environments, SMBIOS offers motherboard and system vendors a standard format to present management information about their products. By extending the system firmware interface, SMBIOS can be used with management applications that use the DMTF’s Common Information Model (CIM) or another technology, such as SNMP. It eliminates the need for error-prone operations, such as probing system hardware for presence detection.

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Upcoming Workgroup Deliverables

DMTF Standard Publication Identifier Document Title Target Version Target Release Date
DSP0134 SMBIOS Specification 3.1.+ 2017Q3/4

 

DMTF Specifications

DSP # Versionsort icon Title Date Comments
DSP0134 2.4.0 System Management BIOS Reference Specification (SMBIOS) 21 Jul 2004

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0134 2.5.0 System Management BIOS Reference Specification 5 Sep 2006

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0134 2.6.0 System Management BIOS Reference Specification (SMBIOS) 4 Aug 2008

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0134 2.6.1 System Management BIOS Reference Specification (SMBIOS) 23 Apr 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0134 2.7.0 System Management BIOS Reference Specification (SMBIOS) 21 Jul 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0134 2.7.1 System Management BIOS Reference Specification (SMBIOS) 1 Feb 2011

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0134 2.8.0 System Management BIOS Reference Specification (SMBIOS) 3 Apr 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0134 3.0.0 System Management BIOS Reference Specification (SMBIOS) 12 Feb 2015

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0134 3.1.0 System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) Reference Specification 21 Nov 2016

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0134 3.1.1 System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) Reference Specification 13 Jan 2017

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

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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