SMI-S Conformance Testing Program (SMI-S CTP)


The SMI-S 1.8 CTP Test Suite is now available!

SNIA’s Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) Conformance Testing Program (CTP) allows manufacturers to test their products with a vendor-neutral test suite to validate conformance to the SMI-S specification.

SNIA validates that a company's products conform to a particular version of the SMI-S specification for storage management using the SMI-Provider Test.

The SMI-Provider Test is a collection of file driven test scripts written by SNIA. The scripts validate conformance to SMI-S profile rules, use of combinations of profiles and use of the profile rules to complete simple data storage tasks such as allocating a LUN to a server or setting and verifying the configuration of a SAN switch.

The SMI-Provider Test also verifies the conformance of important management software infrastructure to rules associated with the use of cypher suites. The cypher suite rules are described in SNIA's TLS specification.

Important Message for Storage Buyers - You should be asking your vendor for products which conform to the latest version of the SMI-Provider Test so that you know you are getting software which passes the proper security tests. Here is a list of versions that contain the security tests.  To comply with security requirements look for versions of or higher, or higher and or higher.

Watch this short video for an introduction to SMI-S CTP.

SMI-S CTP Test Results

View the list of the companies which have taken the SMI-Provider Test. The information given on the page includes:

  • Version of test taken
  • Software product tested
  • Hardware manageable by tested the software product

SMI-S CTP Participation and How to Get The Test

Is your company interested in having SMI-S enabled products tested? Follow these guidelines to enable your developers to successfully certify your SMI-S implementations.