DMTF Shares New Presentation for MCTP 2.0

DMTF’s Platform Management Communications Infrastructure (PMCI) Working Group recently published an overview presentation, which provides detailed requirements regarding its forthcoming update to the Management Component Transport Protocol (MCTP) specifications.

MCTP specifications were first released in 2009, and since then the MCTP specifications have become widely adopted; however, enabling MCTP use on future platforms will require the addition of new industry developments while continuing to leverage the success of MCTP 1.0, which will remain in some environments for years to come. 

This presentation, now available for download, is a work in progress that lists a set of planned features and describes the issues leading to the requirements contained in the document. Designed to be referenced by other standards organizations and developers, DMTF invites public comment on the MCTP specifications and activities before they are finalized. Feedback may be submitted on our website at https://www.dmtf.org/standards/feedback/.

The PMCI Working Group, which – in addition to MCTP – also develops the Network Controller Sideband Interface (NC-SI), Platform Level Data Model (PLDM) and Security Protocol and Data Model (SPDM) specifications that provide a comprehensive, common architecture for improved communication between management subsystem components. 

DMTF members are encouraged to join the PMCI Working Group and help shape these deliverables by visiting the PMCI Working Group’s private workspace. Non-members, who would like to join DMTF to contribute, can learn more here: https://www.dmtf.org/join.

To download this presentation or for more information about the PMCI Working Group and the platform management standards it defines, please visit https://www.dmtf.org/standards/pmci.