The Desktop Management Interface (DMI) is an interface standard developed by the Desktop Management Task
Force (DMTF), a group of leading communications companies. The DMI standard for workstation management is an open standard
and guarantees all manufacturers a common integration strategy for the management and maintenance of their products. DMI technology forms a standard for building user-friendly, low-maintenance and interoperable products. The DMI interface can be implemented as hardware, software or as a peripheral device connected to a desktop PC. A DMI-enabled component or application can communicate its respective requirements to a higher-level DMI-enabled management application. To enable this, DMI-compliant products receive a Management Information File (MIF), which contains management specifications.