DMTF

Distributed Management Task Force, Inc.

DMTF enables more effective management of IT systems worldwide.

VMAN Virtualization Management

DMTF’s Virtualization Management (VMAN) standard that includes a set of specifications that address the management lifecycle of a virtual environment. VMAN’s Open Virtualization Format (OVF) specification provides a standard format for packaging and describing virtual machines and applications for deployment across heterogeneous virtualization platforms, while VMAN’s profiles standardize many aspects of the operational management of a heterogeneous virtualized environment.

"Standards-based management is  a key building block of the dynamic data center," said Chris Wolf, a senior analyst with Burton Group. "Rapid vendor uptake of DMTF's VMAN OVF standard since Fall 2007 provides clear evidence that the vendor community is serious about simplifying virtual machine deployment."


- Chris Wolf, Burton Group



VMAN unleashes the power of virtualization by delivering broadly supported interoperability and portability standards to virtual computing environments. VMAN provides IT managers the freedom to deploy pre-installed, pre-configured solutions across heterogeneous computing networks and to manage those applications through their entire lifecycle. Management software vendors will offer a broad selection of tools that support the industry standard specifications that are a part of VMAN, thus lowering support and training costs for IT managers.

DMTF welcomes feedback on our standards, but requires that individuals submitting comments first agree to our Feedback Policy.

Note: All relevant profiles are available on this aggregated Management Profiles page. Mapping Specifications (DSP08XX range) are available in the Published Documents section.

DMTF Specifications

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP0265 1.0.0 Profile to Enable Automated Deployment of OVF Packages 27 Jun 2013 .pdf file. DMTF Standard
DSP0243 2.1.0 Open Virtualization Format Specification 3 Jan 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0243 2.0.1 Open Virtualization Format Specification 30 Aug 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0243 2.0.0 Open Virtualization Format Specification 3 Jan 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0243 1.1.1 Open Virtualization Format Specification 30 Aug 2013

.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

DMTF Profiles

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP1097 1.0.0 Virtual Ethernet Switch Profile 27 Oct 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP1059 1.0.0 Generic Device Resource Virtualization Profile 15 Jul 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP1057 1.0.0 Virtual System Profile 22 Apr 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP1050 1.0.0 Ethernet Port Resource Virtualization Profile 27 Oct 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP1047 1.0.0 Storage Resource Virtualization Profile 22 Apr 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP1045 1.0.0 Memory Resource Virtualization Profile 14 Jul 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP1044 1.0.0 Processor Resource Virtualization Profile 22 Apr 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP1043 1.0.0 Allocation Capabilities Profile 22 Jun 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP1042 1.0.0 System Virtualization Profile 22 Apr 2010 .pdf file, DMTF Standard
DSP1041 1.1.0 Resource Allocation Profile 25 Jun 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

XML Schemas

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP8049 1.0.1 Network Port Profile XML Schema 3 Jan 2013

.xsd file. DMTF Standard

DSP8049 1.0.0 Network Port Profile Schema Specification 29 Nov 2011

.xsd file. DMTF Standard

DSP8023 2.0.0 OVF Envelope 3 Jan 2013

.xsd file. DMTF Standard

White Papers and Technical Notes

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP2025 1.0.0ja Virtual Networking Management White Paper (Japanese) 4 Mar 2014
DSP2025 1.0.0 Virtual Networking Management White Paper 21 Feb 2012 .pdf file. DMTF Informational
DSP2021 1.0.0 Open Virtualization Format Examples 27 Jan 2009

.tar file, DMTF Informational

DSP2017 1.0.0 Open Virtualization Format White Paper 24 Feb 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Informational

DSP2013 1.0.0 CIM System Virtualization Model White Paper 11 Nov 2007

.pdf file, DMTF Informational

Work in Progress Documents

DSP # Version Title Date Comments Expiration Date
DSP2017 2.0.0b Open Virtualization Format White Paper 25 Feb 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Work-In-Progress, expiring 2014-07-30         

30 Jul 2014

Expired Work in Progress Documents

DSP # Version Title Date Comments Expiration Date
DSP2017 2.0.0a Open Virtualization Format White Paper 22 Jul 2013

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

31 Dec 2013
DSP0243 2.1.0c Open Virtualization Format Specification 20 Jul 2013

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

31 Dec 2013

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