VMAN Virtualization Management

DMTF’s Virtualization Management (VMAN) standard is a set of specifications that address the management lifecycle of a virtual environment. VMAN has been adopted and published by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) as INCITS 483-2012.

VMAN’s Open Virtualization Format (OVF) specification provides a standard format for packaging and describing virtual machines and applications for deployment across heterogeneous virtualization platforms, while VMAN’s profiles standardize many aspects of the operational management of a heterogeneous virtualized environment.

DMTF has developed a set of standards for the management of virtual networking components (below). These include extensions to DMTF’s Common Information Model (CIM) for virtual networking, the Network Port Profile XML Schema, extensions to DMTF’s Open Virtualization Format (OVF) for the incorporation of Network Port Profiles, and more.  

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DMTF Specifications

DSP # Version Title Date Comments Versions
DSP0265 1.0.0 Profile to Enable Automated Deployment of OVF Packages 27 Jun 2013 Standard View
DSP0243 2.1.1 Open Virtualization Format Specification 27 Aug 2015 Standard View

White Papers and Technical Notes

DSP # Version Title Date Comments Versions
DSP2025 1.0.0ja Virtual Networking Management White Paper (Japanese) 4 Mar 2014 View
DSP2021 1.0.0 Open Virtualization Format Examples 27 Jan 2009 Informational View
DSP2017 2.0.0 Open Virtualization Format White Paper 24 Apr 2014 Informational View
DSP2013 1.0.0 CIM System Virtualization Model White Paper 11 Nov 2007 Informational View

DMTF Profiles

DSP # Version Title Date Comments Versions
DSP1097 1.0.0 Virtual Ethernet Switch Profile 21 Oct 2010 Standard View
DSP1059 1.0.0 Generic Device Resource Virtualization Profile 15 Jul 2009 Standard View
DSP1057 1.0.0 Virtual System Profile 22 Apr 2010 Standard View
DSP1050 1.0.0 Ethernet Port Resource Virtualization Profile 21 Oct 2010 Standard View
DSP1047 1.0.0 Storage Resource Virtualization Profile 22 Apr 2010 Standard View
DSP1045 1.0.0 Memory Resource Virtualization Profile 14 Jul 2009 Standard View
DSP1044 1.0.0 Processor Resource Virtualization Profile 22 Apr 2009 Standard View
DSP1043 1.0.0 Allocation Capabilities Profile 22 Jun 2009 Standard View
DSP1042 1.0.0 System Virtualization Profile 22 Apr 2010 Standard View
DSP1041 1.1.0 Resource Allocation Profile 25 Jun 2009 Standard View


DSP # Version Title Date Comments Versions
DSP8049 1.0.0 Network Port Profile Schema Specification 29 Nov 2011 Standard View
DSP8023 2.0.1 OVF Envelope XSD 25 Aug 2013 Standard View