Enabling management of billions of systems since its introduction in 1995, DMTF's widely used SMBIOS standard continues to improve to meet modern needs
PORTLAND, Ore. – February 17, 2015 – DMTF today announced the latest release of the premier standard for delivering management information via system firmware, System Management BIOS (SMBIOS) Reference Specification, Version 3, which extends support for 64-bit architecture systems. Since its release in 1995, the widely implemented SMBIOS standard has simplified the management of more than two billion client and server systems. To download SMBIOS Version 3.0 click here.
The DMTF recently released the Scalable Platforms Management Forum’s (SPMF’s) Scalable Platforms Management API (SPMA) Specification, Schema, and Mockup, version 0.94, as Works in Progress. In SPMA 0.94, industry feedback has been incorporated and previous versions of the standard have been converged for work going forward.
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Each year, the DMTF Star Awards Program recognizes members who have demonstrated great value to the organization by dedicating their time and effort to advance DMTF standards and initiatives. The 2014 Star Awards recipients include Ghazanfar Ali (ZTE Corporation), Peter Wörndle (Ericsson AB), Peter Lamanna (EMC) and Bhumip Khasnabish (ZTE Corporation).
DMTF has appointed Selva Subbiah to the role of DMTF Vice President of Finance. Selva is a Senior Manager of Software Engineering at Dell, responsible for managing a team of system management engineers and overseeing summer internship recruiting for the organization. As a 17-year veteran of the computer software industry, with a primary focus on systems management, he has held various leadership roles in startup, mid-size and large enterprise companies.
After many months of effort within the DMTF Virtualization Protection Profile (VPP) Incubator and submission to the National Information Assurance Partnership/Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (NIAP/CCEVS) for consolidation, public review and comment, the Server Virtualization Protection Profile 1.0 is now available for download on the NIAP/CCEVS website.
In case you missed today’s DMTF webinar, “The Present and Future of the Software Defined Data Center” featuring DMTF President Emeritus Winston Bumpus, visit the DMTF Learning Center to access the event at your convenience. View this webinar and our archive of BrightTALK events anytime on-demand.
Mark your calendar to join DMTF President Emeritus Winston Bumpus Tuesday, November 11 at 12:00 p.m. PST, for a live webinar discussing “The Present and Future of the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).” Pre-register and learn more about this upcoming event in the Learning Center.
Less than a month after the formation of the DMTF’s Scalable Platforms Management Forum (SPMF), the organization is releasing four Work in Progress (WIP) deliverables from the Forum for public comment. Designed to help enable simple, modern and secure management of scale-out platform hardware, the Scalable Platforms Management API Specification, Schema, Mockup and White Paper are now available for download at http://dmtf.org/join/spmf.
The DMTF recently published the Web Services for Management (WS-Man) standard version 1.2. This release of the WS-Man standard clarifies support for the latest encryption protocols required by organizations and governmental agencies such as the National Institute of Standards and Technologies.