NETMAN Network Management Initiative
DMTF’s Network Management Initiative (NETMAN™) is an integrated set of standards for management of physical, virtual, application-centric and software defined networks. The NETMAN initiative is leading the industry toward the unification of network management across traditional data centers, cloud infrastructures, Network Function Virtualization (NFV) environments, and software defined data center (SDDC) ecosystems.
While cloud, virtualization and software defined networking have eased the use of network functions for consumers, the challenges of deploying and managing the network supporting these infrastructures have magnified. Addressing the current complexity and abstraction, DMTF’s NETMAN will provide the necessary standards-based management models and interfaces to enable consistent, unified and automated provisioning, deployment, configuration, and monitoring of network environments. Moreover, the Network Function Virtualization (NFV) initiative (www.etsi.org/nfv) significantly benefits from NETMAN.
Today’s existing and emerging network management standards do not attempt to integrate with server, virtualization and cloud management standards to simplify and unify the management of the overall infrastructure. Building upon the DMTF’s widely-deployed management standards, NETMAN is in the unique position to:
- Facilitate interoperable management across multiple network environments
- Enable a common management infrastructure for network resources and services that can span across multiple implementations, including open source solutions
- Deliver effective management of the network environment within new paradigms such as SDDC and NFV
- As of Q2 2016, the DMTF’s network services management work takes place in the CIM Profiles for Platform and Service (CPPS) Working Group. Please see below for historical files, and visit CPPS for the latest. Learn more and join the DMTF to participate.