DMTF Announces Virtualization Management Forum Formation

The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) today announced the formation of its Virtualization Management (VMAN) Forum, a group dedicated to promoting interoperability between products that support the VMAN standards. The forum will develop and conduct programs to determine specification conformance in the areas of system virtualization management, virtual system management, and the open virtualization format.

The VMAN Forum plans to develop a set of test tools for measuring conformance to the specifications included in DMTF’s VMAN Initiative. These tools will allow DMTF members to confirm the conformance level of their products that implement DMTF virtualization management standards. The forum also plans to host plugfests to help identify interoperability issues among various implementations and validate conformance testing procedures.

Twenty leading companies in the virtualization management industry are currently participating in the VMAN Forum. These companies include:

  • Broadcom
  • Cisco
  • Citrix Systems
  • Dell
  • Emulex
  • Fortisphere
  • Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Hitachi
  • IBM
  • Infosys Technologies Limited
  • Intel Corporation
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • NextIO
  • Novell
  • SAP AG
  • Solarflare Communications
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Symantec Corporation
  • VMware
  • WBEM Solutions

Membership in the VMAN Forum is open to all DMTF members.

Embedded below is our earlier video interview with DMTF President Winston Bumpus:

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