Call For Participation: OASIS DCML Server TC
Call For Participation: OASIS DCML Server Technical Committee
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 10:24:11 -0400 From: Karl F. Best <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: OASIS TC Call For Participation: OASIS DCML Server TC
A new OASIS technical committee is being formed. The OASIS DCML Server (DCML-Server) TC has been proposed by the following members of OASIS: Moshe Bar, Qlusters; Darrel Thomas, Electronic Data Systems; Jack Kudale, Computer Associates; Tim Howes, Opsware; and Noam Fraenkel, Mercury Interactive.
The proposal for a new TC meets the requirements of the OASIS TC Process (see http://oasis-open.org/committees/process.shtml), and is appended to this message. The TC name, statement of purpose, scope, list of deliverables, audience, and language specified in the proposal will constitute the TC's charter. The TC Process allows these items to be clarified (revised); such clarifications (revisions), as well as submissions of technology for consideration by the TC and the beginning of technical discussions may occur no sooner than the TC's first meeting.
As specified by the OASIS TC Process, the requirements for becoming a member of the TC at the first meeting are that you must 1) be an employee of an OASIS member organization or an Individual member of OASIS; 2) notify the TC chair of your intent to participate at least 15 days prior to the first meeting; and 3) attend the first meeting of the TC. For OASIS members, to register for the TC using the OASIS collaborative tools, go to the TC's public web page at http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/dcml-server and click on the button for "Join This TC" at the top of the page. You may add yourself to the roster of the TC either as a Prospective Member (if you intend to become a member of the TC) or an Observer. A notice will automatically be sent to the TC chair, which fulfills requirement #2 above.
OASIS members may also join the TC after the first meeting. Note that membership in OASIS TCs is by individual, and not by organization.
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Further information about the topic of this TC may be found on the Cover Pages under the title "Standards for Automated Resource Management in the Computing Environment" at:
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Karl F. Best Vice President, OASIS office +1 978.667.5115 x206 mobile +1 978.761.1648 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.oasis-open.org
Name of the TC
OASIS DCML Server Technical Committee (DCML-Server TC)
Statement of Purpose
The Data Center Markup Language (DCML) is an XML-based specification for representing the contents of data centers and information used in managing those contents. The overall goal of the OASIS DCML TCs is to support the development of a holistic set of standards related to the automated management of data center infrastructure. This TC is part of the OASIS DCML Member Section.
The purpose of the OASIS DCML Server TC is to define extensions to the DCML Framework specification to facilitate the representation and management of information about servers. "Server" refers to a logical or physical compute resource in the datacenter. In realizing this goal, the OASIS DCML Server TC supports the larger DCML goals of facilitating the interchange of descriptive information between multiple tools and devices, improving configuration and dynamic reconfiguration in the data center environment, enabling increased automation, and enabling machine processing of descriptive and policy information.
Scope of the TC
The OASIS DCML Server TC will develop a DCML data format to represent servers based on the approach, concepts, and structures defined by the OASIS DCML Framework TC. The Server TC will also produce a "user's guide" to these extensions, explaining how implementers are expected to make use of the extension. The OASIS DCML Server TC will base its work on use cases defined by the OASIS DCML Framework TC. The Server TC will provide feedback to the Framework TC on the use of the Framework specification in accomplishing these tasks, so that the Framework specification may be improved.
The scope of the DCML Server TC will specifically not include defining protocols, APIs, implementation frameworks, or other work items not mentioned above.
List of Deliverables, with Completion Dates
The Server TC will produce the following deliverables:
- DCML Server Extensions Specification - v1.0: March 2005
- DCML Server Extensions User's Guide - v1.0: March 2005
- DCML Server Extensions Specification - v2.0: October 2005
- DCML Server Extensions User's Guide - v2.0: October 2005
We anticipate the DCML Server TC work will be used by a number of groups:
- Future TCs tackling the out-of-scope work items mentioned above
- End users seeking to achieve standardized data exchange using DCML for particular server management applications
- Vendors seeking to implement DCML as a means of better managing servers
- The general public with an interest in learning more about DCML, particularly those interested in its application to managing servers
The TC will conduct its business in English.
Non-charter information for the purpose of launching the TC:
The OASIS DCML Server TC will actively collaborate with and leverage complementary work being done by other groups, both inside and outside of OASIS, as described in the charter of the DCML Framework TC. These groups and existing works may include the following:
- OASIS DCML Framework TC
- OASIS WSDM TC
- DMTF Common Information Model
- GGF OGSA
- IPMI, PXE, DHCP
Anticipated Contributions of Existing Work
The proposers intend that the OASIS DCML Server TC use as its starting point the work developed by the DCML Server Working Group.
The first meeting of the TC will be a teleconference meeting hosted by the OASIS DCML Member Section on 15 November 2004 at 1:00 pm Pacific.
On-going Meeting Schedule
The proposers anticipate that the TC will meet face to face at least quarterly, with at least monthly teleconference meetings in between. The TC will also conduct technical discussions via email.
- Moshe Bar <email@example.com> of Qlusters
- Darrel Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org> of Electronic Data Systems
- Jack Kudale <Jack.Kudale@ca.com> of Computer Associates
- Tim Howes <email@example.com> of Opsware Inc
- Noam Fraenkel <firstname.lastname@example.org> of Mercury Interactive
Moshe Bar <email@example.com> of Qlusters
TC Chair Nominee
Moshe Bar <firstname.lastname@example.org> of Qlusters
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See other details in the news story "OASIS Forms Four Technical Committees to Advance Data Center Markup Language (DCML)."
See general references in the topic document "Standards for Automated Resource Management in the Computing Environment":
- Common Information Model (CIM)
- Data Center Markup Language (DCML)
- Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF)
- GGF XML Configuration Description Language (CDL) Specification
- OASIS Web Services Distributed Management (WSDM)
- Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
- SNIA Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S)
- Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM) Initiative