Solstice Enterprise Agents 1.0 User Guide

5.2 What is DMTF?

The DMTF was formed in May of 1992 as a cooperative effort of eight companies: Digital Equipment CorporationTM, Hewlett-PackardTM, IBMTM, IntelTM, MicrosoftTM, NovellTM, SunSoftTM, and SynOpticsTM. The objective of the DMTF was to provide a simple solution for desktop manageability.

The DTMF created a standard interface that handles communication between any management application and all the manageable products on -- or attached to -- a desktop PC or server.

This standard is called the DMI. For more information on the DMI, refer to the DMI Specification Version 2.0 at

The DMI is: