CDM Common Diagnostic Model

As an extension of DMTF’s Common Information Model (CIM), the Common Diagnostic Model (CDM) specification is widely used within the industry to evaluate the health of computer systems in multi-vendor environments. CDM creates diagnostic instrumentation that can be utilized by platform management applications, and its tight synergy with the other manageability domains in CIM further enables integration of diagnostics into critical management functions.

CDM is an OS- and platform-neutral architecture for:

  • Discovering diagnostics and their capabilities
  • Controlling diagnostic execution
  • Retrieving diagnostics results

CDM helps to deliver additional compatibility in cross-platform system diagnostics through a conformance testing program and other activities, such as interoperability events.

How can CDM benefit you?

  • Allows consistent diagnostics for various components in a computer or server system
  • Allows for platform- and language-neutral representation of diagnostics systems
  • Allows for easy verification of the interoperability of diagnostics modules
  • Leverages multiple hardware vendor diagnostics into an industry standard solution
  • Enables the reuse of diagnostics across multiple use cases; factory, field and repair

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DMTF Specifications

DSP # Version Title Date Comments Versions
DSP0255 2.0.0 CDM Implementation Requirements 21 Jun 2012 Standard View

White Papers and Technical Notes

DSP # Version Title Date Comments Versions
DSP2000 2.0.0 CIM Diagnostic Model White Paper 27 Apr 2015 Informational View

DMTF Profiles

DSP # Version Title Date Comments Versions
DSP1114 1.0.0 RAID Controller Diagnostics Profile 15 Dec 2011 Standard View
DSP1113 1.0.0 Disk Drive Diagnostics Profile 16 Sep 2011 Standard View
DSP1110 1.0.0 Optical Drive Diagnostics Profile 18 Jan 2012 Standard View
DSP1107 1.0.0 Ethernet NIC Diagnostics Profile 15 Dec 2011 Standard View
DSP1105 1.0.1 CPU Diagnostics Profile 26 Oct 2011 Standard View
DSP1104 1.0.0 Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter Diagnostics Profile 15 Dec 2011 Standard View
DSP1002 2.0.0 Diagnostics Profile 21 Oct 2010 Standard View