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 the DMTF’s Common Information Model (CIM) for virtual networking, the Network Port Profile XML Schema, extensions to the DMTF’s Open Virtualization Format (OVF) for the incorporation of Network Port Profiles, and more.  

DMTF welcomes feedback on our standards, but requires that individuals submitting comments first agree to our Feedback Policy.

DMTF Specifications

DSP # Version Title Date Comments Versions
DSP0243 1.0.0 Open Virtualization Format Specification 22 Feb 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

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DSP0265 1.0.0 Profile to Enable Automated Deployment of OVF Packages 27 Jun 2013

.pdf file. DMTF Standard

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White Papers and Technical Notes

DSP # Version Title Date Comments Versions
DSP2013 1.0.0 CIM System Virtualization Model White Paper 11 Nov 2007

.pdf file, DMTF Informational

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DSP2017 1.0.0 Open Virtualization Format White Paper 24 Feb 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Informational

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DSP2021 1.0.0 Open Virtualization Format Examples 27 Jan 2009

.tar file, DMTF Informational

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DSP2025 1.0.0ja Virtual Networking Management White Paper (Japanese) 4 Mar 2014 View

DMTF Profiles

DSP # Version Title Date Comments Versions
DSP1041 1.1.0 Resource Allocation Profile 25 Jun 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

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DSP1042 1.0.0 System Virtualization Profile 22 Apr 2010 .pdf file, DMTF Standard View
DSP1043 1.0.0 Allocation Capabilities Profile 22 Jun 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

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DSP1044 1.0.0 Processor Resource Virtualization Profile 22 Apr 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

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DSP1045 1.0.0 Memory Resource Virtualization Profile 14 Jul 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

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DSP1047 1.0.0 Storage Resource Virtualization Profile 22 Apr 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

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DSP1050 1.0.0 Ethernet Port Resource Virtualization Profile 27 Oct 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

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DSP1057 1.0.0 Virtual System Profile 22 Apr 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

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DSP1059 1.0.0 Generic Device Resource Virtualization Profile 15 Jul 2009

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

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DSP1097 1.0.0 Virtual Ethernet Switch Profile 27 Oct 2010

.pdf file, DMTF Standard

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Schemas

DSP # Version Title Date Comments Versions
DSP8023 2.0.0 OVF Envelope 3 Jan 2013

.xsd file. DMTF Standard

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DSP8049 1.0.0 Network Port Profile Schema Specification 29 Nov 2011

.xsd file. DMTF Standard

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