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History of SMI
- The Storage Management Initiative (SMI) was created by the SNIA in early 2002, code named “BlueFin” to develop and foster the adoption of a highly-functional open interface for the management of storage networks.
- The Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) was created to support the development and promotion of the industry's first standard interface for storage management.
- SNIA holds CIM-SAN 1 and 2 Demos at Storage Networking Worlds (SNW). The CIM-SAN Initiative was based on the highly successful CIM-SAN-1 demonstration at the Storage Networking World conference in October 2002 where 17 vendors integrated 32 products creating 97 points of interoperability between those products. CIM-SAN-1 proved that CIM and WBEM technology are accelerating the development and integration of more functional network storage management products.
- SMI-Lab was created (SMI-Lab1). The SMI-Lab program was an industry-wide collaborative program that helps companies accelerate the development and implementation of SMI-S based Client and Agent products from SNIA member companies.
- The Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S 1.0) was publicly announced by the SNIA.
- SMI-Lab2 was held to accelerate the development and implementation of SMI-S based Client and Agent products from SNIA member companies.
- SNIA announced and created the SNIA Conformance Test Program (CTP) consisting of master test suites that are developed, owned and operated by SNIA to provide the assurance of SMI implementations accuracy to the SMI-Specification.
- SMI-S Developer courses were introduced and offered to accelerate the development and implementation of the SMI-Specification.
- Continued efforts to enhance the SMI-Specification
- SMI-Labs 3 and 4 were held to accelerate the development and implementation of SMI-S based Client and Agent products from SNIA member companies.
- SNIA submitted SMI-S 1.0.2 to the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) for accreditation.
- SMI-Lab 5 was held with 29 vendors implementing and validating SMI-S
- Vendors began development of SMI enabled products
- SMI-S 1.0.2 became an ANSI Standard. The name of the formal standard is ANSI INCITS 388-2004, American National Standard for Information Technology – Storage
- SNIA began development of Client Conformance Testing by CTP in support of SMI-S 1.1.0
- The SNIA announced the first round of products to have passed the CTP for the SMI-S 1.0.2 including over 100 products from 14 member companies
- Successful remote scripted demonstration was performed between SMI-Lab 5 SMI Agents at the SNIA Technology Center in Colorado Springs and SMI Clients in SNW Europe
- Continued efforts to add to the growing SMI-Specification adding additional functionality and Profiles targeted for the SMI-S 1.1.0 release including NAS, iSCSI, Policy and HDR.
- Scoping of SMI-S 1.2 started based on End User requirements
- SNIA submitted SMI-S 1.0.2 to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
- CTP began testing of SMI conforming Clients
- SMI-Lab 6 expands to validate SMI-S 1.1.0 Client and Agent implementations
- Over 280 products from 18 SNIA Member companies were certified to SMI-S 1.0.2
- SNIA released SMI-S 1.1.0 for public review covering even more complex storage management including Copy Services, Disk partitioning, Provisioning and Switch port management