Intel Developers Conference

DMTF Hits Another SMASH: Version 2.0 Released

DMTF today announced the public release of Version 2.0 of its Systems Management Architecture for Server Hardware (SMASH) specification.

Building on top of the existing SMASH 1.0 work that offered a consistent method to managing servers using a standardized command line (CLP), SMASH 2.0 adds support for programmatic interfaces, web services and security protocols. By using existing DMTF technologies such as Web Services for Management (WS-Management) and Common Information Model (CIM), IT professionals can lower costs by enabling consistent, intuitive and automated management of servers from multiple vendors.

This management is independent of machine state, operating system state, system design or access method – increasing efficiencies and lowering operational costs while enhancing flexibility and scalability. SMASH encompasses virtual and redundant servers, blades and racks, as well as telecommunications and mission-critical high-end servers.

DMTF at Fall IDF

Register now for the Fall Intel Developer Forum (IDF) to be held September 18-20 at Moscone Center West in San Francisco, California. DMTF will be among the 170 leading companies from around the world to showcase the newest innovations and future technologies at the three-day event.

Launched 10 years ago, IDF began as a single conference focused on advancing PC platform technologies, and is now internationally attended by approximately 15,000 technology experts annually in China, the United States and Taiwan. IDF is Intel Corporation’s showcase for implementers and developers, business executives, and industry technology decision makers and influencers.

Visit the DMTF Booth

Visit us at stations 14 & 15 in the Intel Pro Zone to find out more about the following DMTF initiatives:

  • DASH - The DMTF’s Desktop and mobile Architecture for System Hardware (DASH) Initiative is a suite of specifications that takes full advantage of the DMTF’s Web Services for Management (WS-Management) specification – delivering standards-based Web services management for desktop and mobile client systems.
  • SMASH - The DMTF's Systems Management Architecture for Server Hardware (SMASH) initiative is a suite of specifications that deliver architectural semantics, industry standard protocols and profiles to unify the management of the data center. The Server Management (SM) Command Line Protocol (CLP) specification enables simple and intuitive management of heterogeneous servers in the data center independent of machine state, operating system state, server system topology or access method, facilitating local and remote management of server hardware in both Out-of-Service and Out-of-Band management environments.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 to Thursday, September 20, 2007