DMTF

Distributed Management Task Force, Inc.

DMTF enables more effective management of IT systems worldwide.

WS-MAN Web Services Management

WS-Man – Technology

The DMTF’s Web Services Management (WS-Man) provides interoperability between management applications and managed resources, and identifies a core set of web service specifications and usage requirements that expose a common set of operations central to all systems management. WS-Man has been adopted and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as ISO/IEC 17963:2013.

A SOAP-based protocol for managing computer systems (e.g., personal computers, workstations, servers, smart devices), WS-Man supports web services and helps constellations of computer systems and network-based services collaborate seamlessly. 

The standard has the ability to:

  • Get, put (update), create, and delete individual resource instances, such as settings and dynamic values
  • Enumerate the contents of containers and collections, such as large tables and logs
  • Subscribe to events emitted by managed resources
  • Execute specific management methods with strongly typed input and output parameters

The protocol and transport in WS-Man have been decoupled, to ensure interoperability is not dependent on specific versions of encryption algorithms, such as Transport Layer Security (TLS).

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

Get Involved

Work on the WS-Man standard takes place in the DMTF’s WS-Man Working Group. Learn more and join the DMTF to participate. 

DMTF Specifications

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP0230 1.1.0 WS-CIM Mapping Specification 30 Jun 2011 .pdf file. DMTF Standard
DSP0230 1.0.2 WS-CIM Mapping Specification 31 Mar 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard 

DSP0230 1.0.1 WS-CIM Mapping Specification 8 Feb 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0230 1.0.0 WS-CIM Mapping Specification 28 May 2008 .pdf file. DMTF Standard
DSP0227 1.2.0 WS-Management CIM Binding Specification 30 Jun 2011

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0227 1.1.0 WS-Management CIM Binding Specification 31 Mar 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0227 1.0.0 WS-Management CIM Binding Specification 25 Jun 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0226 1.2.0 Web Services for Management (WS- Management) Specification 30 Sep 2014

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0226 1.1.1 Web Services for Management (WS-Management) Specification 10 Sep 2012

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

DSP0226 1.1.0 Web Services for Management (WS Management) 3 Mar 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

DSP0226 1.0.0 Web Services for Management 12 Feb 2008

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

XML Schemas

DSP # Version Title Date Comments
DSP8037 1.0.0 WS-Management Enumeration Operations WSDL 8 Apr 2010

.wsdl file, DMTF Standard

DSP8036 1.0.0 WS-Management Notification Operations WSDL 8 Apr 2010

.wsdl file, DMTF Standard

DSP8035 1.0.0 WS-Management Resource Access Operations WSDL 8 Apr 2010

.wsdl file, DMTF Standard

DSP8034 1.0.0 WS-Management Addressing XML Schema 8 Apr 2010

.xsd file, DMTF Standard

DSP8033 1.0.0 WS-Management Enumeration Operations XML Schema 8 Apr 2010

.xsd file, DMTF Standard

DSP8032 1.0.0 WS-Management Notification Operations XML Schema 8 Apr 2010

.xsd file, DMTF Standard

DSP8031 1.0.0 WS-Management Resource Access Operations XML Schema 8 Apr 2010

.xsd file, DMTF Standard

DSP8019 1.2.0 CIM Binding Schema 30 Jun 2011 .xsd file. DMTF Standard
DSP8019 1.1.0 WS-Management CIM Binding XML Schema 8 Apr 2010

.xsd file, DMTF Standard

DSP8019 1.0.0 WS-Management CIM Binding XML Schema 27 Oct 2009 .xsd file, DMTF Standard
DSP8015 1.0.0 WS-Management Protocol XML Schema 16 Oct 2009

.xsd file, DMTF Standard

DSP8012 1.0.1 WS-Management Identity Schema XSD 25 May 2009

.xsd file, DMTF Standard

DSP8006 1.0.0 WS-CIM Classhiertype XSD 7 Apr 2008

.xsd file, DMTF Standard

DSP8005 1.0.0 WS-CIM Qualifiers XSD 7 Apr 2008

.xsd file, DMTF Standard

DSP8004 1.0.0 WS-CIM Common XSD 7 Apr 2008

.xsd 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.

Additional WS-Management Working Group Information