Monday, March 20, 2006

DMTF Targets Standards for Desktop and Mobile Management

The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF has formed two new Work Groups to address emerging issues in cross-platform management. The Desktop and Mobile Work Group will build on the DMTF's standards for the management of end user systems, while the Telecommunications Work Group will focus on the increasing requirement for commonality in the enterprise and service provider space, providing a consistent model and semantics for diverse environments including the enterprise, storage, telecommunications, grid and high availability areas.

The DMTF said it intends to extend its Common Information Model (CIM) schema to enable the standardization of key functions, such as alerting and event logging, remote system power control and monitoring, boot process monitoring, platform asset inventory, discovery and more. The group will create a common interface between management applications and these platforms for in-band, out-of-band, in-service and out-of-service management.

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