Management Matters, May 2010

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Recap: Microsoft Management Summit 2010

Last month DMTF attended the annual Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) at the Venetian Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. The annual MMS is the premier event for technical information and training on the latest IT Management solutions from Microsoft, partners and industry experts.

MMS attendees who stopped by the DMTF booth received the latest updates on current DMTF activities.

The event shared extensive expert knowledge and information, covering current System Center products as well as Windows platform management solutions for virtualization of servers and desktops and applications.

MMS 2010 was a great opportunity for all DMTF members to learn about Microsoftís latest IT Management products, solutions and technologies, as well as meet with the experts.

New DMTF Documents Available to Members

Specifications:

  • CMDBf Specification (DSP0252_1.0.1): This specification describes the architecture and interactions for federating data repositories together to behave as a data store that satisfies the role of a Configuration Management Database (CMDB), or as the federated repository that is the heart of a Configuration Management System, as described in the ITIL best practices, version 3. For brevity, the remainder of the document uses the term CMDB, even when the term Configuration Management System would be at least as appropriate. The federation provides an aggregate view of a resource, even though the data and underlying repositories are heterogeneous. A query interface is defined for external clients to access these data.
  • MCTP Base Specification (DSP0236_1.1.0): The MCTP Base Specification describes the command protocol, requirements, and use cases of a transport protocol for communication between discrete management controllers on a platform, as well as between management controllers and the devices they manage.
  • Generic Operations Specification (DSP0223_1.0.0): WBEM is a set of DMTF standards that define how CIM modeled resources can be discovered, accessed and manipulated.

Profiles:

  • Processor Resource Virtualization Profile (DSP1044_1.0.0): This profile is a component profile that extends the management capabilities of the specialized profiles by adding the support to represent and manage the allocation of processor resources to virtual systems.
  • System Virtualization Profile (DSP1042_1.0.0): This profile is an autonomous profile that specifies the minimum top-level object model needed for the representation of host systems and the discovery of hosted virtual computer systems. In addition, it specifies a service for the manipulation of virtual computer systems and their resources, including operations for the creation, deletion, and modification of virtual computer systems and operations for the addition or removal of virtual resources to or from virtual computer systems.
  • Virtual System Profile (DSP1057_1.0.0): The Virtual System Profile is an autonomous profile that defines the minimum object model needed to provide for the inspection of a virtual system and its components. In addition, it defines optional basic control operations for activating, deactivating, pausing, or suspending a virtual system.
  • Block Based Storage Resource Virtualization Profile (DSP1047_1.0.0): (Pending 1044) This profile is a component profile that extends the management capabilities of the referencing profile by adding the support to represent and manage the allocation of storage to virtual systems.
  • Base Server Profile (DSP1004_1.0.1): The Base Server Profile is the autonomous profile that defines the classes used to describe basic server hardware and its related software. The scope of this profile is limited to simple servers that are directly realized in physical components. The profiles referenced by the Base Server Profile extend the management capabilities by adding the capability to represent server configuration, boot control, provisioning, and hardware.
  • CLP Service Profile (DSP1005_1.0.1): The Command Line Protocol Service Profile extends the management capability of referencing profiles by adding the capability to represent a CLP service and its associated sessions. A CLP service is logical entity that provides management access through the Server Management Command Line Profile defined in the Server Management Command Line Protocol Specification.
  • CPU Profile (DSP1022_1.0.1): The CPU Profile extends the management capability of referencing profiles by adding the capability to represent CPUs or processors in a managed system. CPU cache memory and associations with CPU physical aspects, as well as profile implementation version information, are modeled in this profile.
  • Computer System Profile (DSP1052_1.0.1): The Computer System Profile is the autonomous profile that defines the minimum top-level object model needed to define a basic computing platform. This profile is intended to be the base profile for specialization for the modeling of specific types of computer systems such as virtual machines, servers, desktops, and mobile computers. The Computer System Profile identifies component profiles for integration of additional management functionality including system configuration, boot control, and other provisioning capabilities.

XML Schema:

  • Query Service WSDL (DSP8043_1.0.2): WSDL specification for CMDBf (Configuration Management Database Federation) query service, as described in DSP0252 - Configuration Management Database (CMDB) Federation Specification.
  • Service Data XSD (DSP8040_1.0.1): XML schema specification for CMDBf (Configuration Management Database Federation) service data. This data is exchanged via the CMDBf query and registration services, described in DSP0252 - Configuration Management Database (CMDB) Federation Specification.

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