I am not personally aware of any official standards efforts for
management of virtual machines but I have forwarded the question to our
committee members for confirmation.
VMware's VirtualCenter SDK
http://www.vmware.com/pdf/SDKProgrammingGuide.pdf) provides a
comprehensive WebService management interface covering configuration,
monitoring and management of both hosts and VMs and they also provide an
experimental CIM object model and CIMOM
don't have any experience using the CIM interfaces so I can't comment on
Microsoft VirtualServer uses COM/WMI.
BMC Software, Inc
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