OIF Releases New Common Management Interface Specification (CMIS) Implementation Agreement and Launches New CMIS Project at Q2 Technical and MA&E Committee Meeting

FREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The OIF Second Quarter 2022 Technical and MA&E Committee Meeting, held in person and virtually from May 10-12, 2022 in Porto, Portugal, resulted in the release of an update. Common Management Interface Specification (CMIS) implementation agreement (AI) and the initiation of a new CMIS project.

CMIS provides a well-defined mechanism to initialize and manage optical and copper modules in a standard way, while providing the ability to provide custom functionality. This commonality facilitates integration into different host platforms for host and module vendors.

IA—CMIS 5.2:

The importance of CMIS continues to grow as higher speed systems require more complex modules requiring more sophisticated management interfaces.

This AI marks the first CMIS AI approved by the OIF and the completion of the transition of work to the OIF.

“One of the reasons OIF has embraced CMIS work is its close coupling and application to ongoing OIF projects,” said Ian Alderdice, Ciena and OIF Physical & Link Layer Working Group – Management Co-Vice Chair . “This AI includes new features that support a wide variety of form factors, especially Fiber Channel enhancements that expand the range of end-user applications.”

NEW PROJECT—CMIS Version Update:

CMIS addresses the commonalities in the management of plug-in modules and is an essential interface working hand-in-hand with other areas of OIF, including co-packing and electrical. Project work to create the next version of CMIS will add the necessary support for co-packaging/External Laser Small Form Factor Pluggable (ELSFP) projects and bond formation.

“This new project work represents the next steps in the evolution of CMIS and its alignment with other OIF PLL Working Group tracks to enable an interoperable ecosystem,” said Gary Nicholl, Cisco Working Group and OIF PLL – Executive Co-Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer.

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The OIF is where the interoperability work of the optical networking industry takes place. Building on nearly 25 years of forward evolution in the industry, OIF represents the dynamic ecosystem of more than 130 leading network operators, system vendors, component vendors and test equipment vendors. plan that collaborate to develop interoperable electrical, optical and control solutions that have a direct impact on the industry. ecosystem and facilitate global connectivity in the open network world. Connect with OIF on @OIForum, on LinkedIn and at http://www.oiforum.com.