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WS-Management (Web Services-Management) is a DMTF open standard defining a SOAP-based protocol for the management of servers, devices, applications and various Web services. WS-Management provides a common way for systems to access and exchange management information across the IT infrastructure.

Web Services for Management
Year started2008
Latest version1.2
September 2014
OrganizationDistributed Management Task Force
Related standardsWBEM
DomainSystems Management



The specification is based on DMTF open standards and Internet standards for Web services.

The specification is quite rich, supporting much more than get/set of simple variables, and in that it is closer to WBEM or Netconf than to SNMP. A mapping of the DMTF-originated Common Information Model into WS-Management was also defined.


WS-Management was originally developed by a coalition of vendors. The coalition started with AMD, Dell, Intel, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems and expanded to a total of 13 members before being subsumed by the DMTF in 2005.

The DMTF has published the standards document DSP0226 with version v1.1.0 of March 3, 2010.[1]

Implementations and application supportEdit


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  2. ^ "Windows Vista Management Features". Retrieved 2015-10-04.
  3. ^ "What's New in CTP of PowerShell 2.0". Retrieved 2007-12-12.
  4. ^ "Microsoft and Novell Announce Technical Collaboration for Customers". Retrieved 2007-12-12.
  5. ^ "Windows Management Framework Core for Windows XP". Retrieved 2009-10-28.
  6. ^ "Windows Management Framework 3.0". Retrieved 2012-10-17.
  7. ^ "WS-Management in Intel AMT". Retrieved 2013-05-27.
  8. ^ "OpenNMS/wsman: A WS-Man client for Java". Retrieved 2017-08-17.
  9. ^ "OpenNMS Release Notes". Retrieved 2017-08-17.

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