DMTF Releases SMBIOS 3.6
Posted on Wed, 06/22/2022 - 13:03
DMTF has released Version 3.6 of the System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) Reference Specification, the premier standard for delivering management information via system firmware. Since its first release in 1995, the widely implemented SMBIOS standard has simplified the management of more than two billion client and server systems.
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 and eliminates the need for error-prone operations, such as probing system hardware for presence detection.
Version 3.6 of SMBIOS adds support or updates for current technologies, including LoongArch and ARMv9 processors, HBM3 memory, and enhanced multi-threading reporting.