DMTF Alliance Program Unifying Management Initiatives

DMTF values working with affiliated industry organizations, and its Alliance Partner program is a way for the organization to formalize synergistic relationships with other standards groups. DMTF has recently worked on several standards that will help unify management initiatives across several industries. By utilizing the knowledge and expertise of each group, DMTF delivers standards work in a rapid timeframe. 

Recent work within the Platform Management Communications Infrastructure (PMCI) Working Group in close collaboration with alliance partners includes new specifications that add to the growing list of Management Component Transport Protocol (MCTP) bindings available from DMTF. 

The CXL™ Fabric Manager API over MCTP Binding Specification (DSP0233) defines the bindings between CXL Fabric Manager API protocol elements and MCTP. The specific Fabric Manager API message contents will be documented outside of DMTF directly by the CXL™ Consortium.

The Management Component Transport Protocol (MCTP) I3C Transport Binding Specification (DSP0233)  developed in close cooperation with the MIPI Alliance I3C Working Group, defines a transport binding for facilitating communication between platform management subsystem components (e.g., management controllers, managed devices) over I3C. The MCTP over I3C transport binding definition in this specification includes a packet format, physical address format, message routing, and discovery mechanisms for MCTP over I3C communications.

For more information on the DMTF Alliance Partner program click here. For more information about the PMCI Working Group and the platform management standards it defines click here.